Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Words Spoken True

Back Cover

Adriane Darcy was practically raised in her father’s newspaper offices.  With ink in her veins, she can’t imagine life without the clatter of the press and the push to be first to write the news that matters.  Their Tribune is the leading paper in Louisville in 1855.

When Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with a controversial new style of reporting, takes over a competing newspaper, the battle for readers gets fierce.  After Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit, their surprising mutual attraction is hard to ignore.  Still, Blake is the enemy, and Adriane is engaged to the son of a powerful businessman who holds the keys to the Tribune’s future.  Blake will stop at almost nothing to get the story—and the girl.

Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold you in its grip until the very last page.


I really enjoyed this novel.  Adriane Darcy is a feisty, quick-witted woman who lives and breathes for the next story.  Blake Garrett is a passionate man who is determined to make his newspaper number one.

Adriane and Blake meeting are like two comets colliding.  Sparks fly, words exchanged, and wit evenly matched.  Add to that spicy encounter an upcoming election with controversial candidates and touchy issues such as immigration, and you have a recipe for drama – and lots of it.  All these elements kept me thoroughly entertained and wanting more. 

Issues such as trust, loyalty, love, honour, and betrayal are raised and grappled with by the characters.  Their inner struggles are revealed and deftly handled and the ending was very satisfying.

This is one novel that did not disappoint!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.