Words Spoken True

What more can I say then Words Spoken True is Historical Fiction at its swoon-worthy best. Author, Ann H. Gabhart manages to wrap another book around my heart, and squeeze it, and squeeze it, and squeeze it! After I read Angel Sister, last year, I knew Gabhart was an author that needed to stay on my radar. When I found out I could read Words Spoken True, I jumped (literally jumped) at the chance to devour this. I hadn’t even read the synopsis before I knew I wanted to read it. This a great testimony to Gabhart’s writing.

Words Spoken True, is a book set in the 1850’s in Louisville, Kentucky. My, did I feel like such a lady while reading this gem? Far from the South do I live, yet I walked around doing my best imitation of a Southern accent. I don’t think I did it any justice, but this book surely does. From the voices, to the landscape, each facet of this novel came roaring to life.

With a charm all in its own, Words Spoken True serves up a plate of everything. From murder/mystery, witty dialogues, and swoon-worthy romance, this book left me satisfied from the beginning right to the very end. Yes. Yes. Yes!

Set against the back drop of political unrest, this novel’s finest aspects lie within the Tribune, and how fierce the publishing world is. As much as I love Blake Garrett, the hunky young editor, my favorite character is Adriane. She’s just a girl fighting her way to the top of the Tribune, and oh how I love her spunk. Born before her time, she’s a courageous woman in her time. From her vulnerability to her brave actions, Adriane is an admirable character. This once again proves that Gabhart writes loveable female characters. I want to be Adriane when I grow up…. And I want to have a Blake waiting for me when I do.

Love this novel. Devour this novel. It’s my words spoken true.


Book Blurb for Words Spoken True

Adriane Darcy was practically raised in her father's newspaper offices. 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. Then Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with a controversial new style of reporting, takes over failing competitor the Herald, and the battle for readers gets fierce.

When Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit tea, 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. Can he do both before it's too late?

Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold readers in its grip until the very last page. Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart once again delivers an enthralling and enduring tale for her loyal and ever-expanding fan base.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 5.00