Saturday, February 25, 2012

Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart

Set in 1850s Louisville, KY, Words Spoken True is part romance, part suspense, and quite engrossing. Adriane Darcy, raised by her father, learned the newspaper business from the ground up, and at a very early age. She's a bit of a maverick when it comes to social graces, but she still manages to impress Stanley Jimson,  the son of a wealthy politician. It's no coincidence that said politician owns Adriane's father's debt on his newspaper business. Also, Adriane's father has promised her hand in marriage to Stanley, a situation that Adriane is not exactly happy with.

Enter Blake Garrett, hired by the competing newspaper to run the Darcys out of business. I'm sure they didn't plan for Blake to be attracted to Adriane, but that's the way it turns out. And, there's a serial killer on the loose for the newspapers to keep track of amid the excitement of an upcoming election. The sparks fly between Adriane, Blake, and Stanley as the story unfolds, and the elusive serial killer continues his rampage.

I had never read any of Ann Gabhart's books until I met her at a writers' conference a couple of years ago. Now, I try not to miss each new one. She truly has a gift for historical fiction. Somehow, she makes you feel like you've been there and done that. It's a bit long, as are most of her books, but don't let that discourage you. It has the perfect blend of romance and suspense that will keep your attention to the very end.

Check out a sample chapter on Ann's website here. Purchase the paperback edition here. Or, if you prefer Kindle edition, click here.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me, unsolicited, by the publisher, Revell Books. I was not required to read or review the book, nor is my review in any way influenced by the publisher or the author.

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