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 t...more
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I always feel a little strange rating my own books, but then again, every story I'm given is amazing in its own way. Certainly i ...more
Oh my goodness, what a beautiful historical fiction that will completely keep you on your toes! I’ve read two of Ann Gabhart’s books in the past, and thought I knew the kind of fiction she writes. But she completely surprised—and delighted—me with Words Spoken True. I wasn’t expecting this historical to be so...suspenseful!! I stayed up late into the night, unable to stop reading.
Adriane is a very strong heroine that I liked from the very first scene—w ...more
Regarding the heroine, I felt like she was so inconsistent. She had this vibe as the independent ne ...more
As you can tell from the back cover book blurb, Adriane agrees to marry Stanley Coleman, a man sh ...more
Adrianne Darcy is a force to be reckoned with; beautiful on the outside and a fierce competitor on the inside. But Adrianne's spirit is being strangled within a choke-hold of expectations by the one person whom she holds dearest; her beloved father; owner and editor of one of Louisville's most prestigious new ...more
What I liked: The plot was amazing! There was so much conflict and tension surrounding the romance it was hard to put the book down. It captured my attention from page 1 all the way to the end, and kept me guessing (or growling in frustration) almost the whole way.
What I didn't like: In the second half of the book, there is a period of mature content. I've read other books that cut short such scenes ...more
This one was different. It is the first book in recent memory where I got so ...more
From the moment they meet, Adriane Darcy and Blake Garrett are drawn to each other. But the fact that they write for competing newspapers - not to mention Adriane's supposedly necessary engagement to Stanley Jimson - ...more
Rich in historical detail and fascinating facts, it propelled me back into an unfamiliar part of history and left me raging with fury and frustration more than a few times. Talk about engaging your readers! My blood is still boiling!
Adriane Darcy is a heroine to be reckoned with; a character full of complexities. She is conflicted between du ...more
I loved the story of Adriane Darcy as she grew up in her fathers shadow around the pressroom, you see he was a newspaper man, they say that this little girl could set type at a young age.
This woman stands ready to defend her daddy's newspaper no matter what, even if it means losing out on Love.
Yes, romance comes into the picture with Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with a controversial style of reporting, he works at ...more
When she is informed that he has accepted an offer for her hand in marriage to Stanley Jimson, the son of the powerful leader of the Know Nothing political party, Adriane assumes her father is mistaken. That he has misinterpreted her affections. And that she need only ask to delay the announcement.
Then she learns that the Tribune is in debt ...more
I really enjoyed this author's books set in the fictional Shaker village, so I was excited to read this book set in 1800's Louisville. However, this book just didn't have enough to differentiate it from the crowd of Christian historical fiction for me. It was a solid historical tale, and I appreciated the subtle Christian message that was never overbearing. It just didn't have the oomph that I expected.
The historical setting and newspaper business definitely takes over more of the story ...more
PUBLICATION DATE: FEBRUARY 01, 2012
RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5 – EXCELLENT
PROS: Unconventional father figure; excellent historical detail; perfect portrayal of romance and chemistry between the hero and heroine
CONS: Romance relies too much on the premise of “love at first sight”
Adriene Darcy has worked alongside her father in the printing room for his newspaper since she was a young girl, and now that she’s of an age to be married, she would still rather be se ...more
Love is a light that keeps the darkness of evil at bay. However, memories of fear in a dark closet and echoes of the words—God does not listen to bad girl’s prayers—rules Adriane Darcy’s response to many things that happen. In spite of this psychological hang-up, Adriane is a strong twenty-two-year-old woman who uses her unique talents as she helps her father, Wade Darcy, run the Tribune, a popular newspaper in mid-nineteenth century ...more
Author: Ann H. Gabhart www.annhgabhart.com
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Do you like history? How do you like to read historical events? Some like to read history in biographical form, others in autobiographical. There are some who like to read small pieces of history too. However, what about a his ...more
From the 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, ta ...more
This novel was a treat. A very historical, enlightening treat. It was delightful, and bubbling with amazing historical intrigue, and the research in this historical romance (very Christian) novel was accurately interesting. There are a couple moments in the novel I was disappointed with, but considering some of the certain circumstances, it really couldn't be helped but to describe it. (But the situation was described purely, and perfectly) I would have to suggest that this is the best of Ann H ...more
Adriene Darcy is the daughter of Louisville's top newspaper editor of the Tribune, and Blake Garrett is the editor of the Herald, the rival paper. Sparks fly back and forth between the two papers, and between Adriene and Blake. Though they find it hard to deny their mutual attraction to each other, they must. Not only are from opposite sides of the news industry, Adriene is engaged to t ...more
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