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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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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
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
Regarding the heroine, I felt like she was so inconsistent. She had this vibe as the independent ne...more
This one was different. It is the first book in recent memory where I got so...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
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It took me a while to get into the book. I almost put it down, but decided to preserver. The book starts out really slow. I didn't think the book was ever going to take off. The first 70 pages were rough getting through, but once you can get past it Adriane and Blake's relationship starts taking off. The book adds a little suspense with the River slasher, otherwise the verbal battles started getting humorous and I wanted to se...more
Adriane Darcy is a journalist for her father's newspaper. But, it's not doing as great as the newspaper down the street, for it's newly run by a handsome new owner. Adriane's...more
I really liked reading the characters in this book as well. I loved Adriane! she certainly was a very strong character (although, it was also good that she displayed her vulnerabilities as well, to...more
Adriane Darcy, only daughter of the Tribunes owner Wade Darcy, was raised around newsprint, stories and a love of wo...more
This is the story of Adriane Darcy who grew up in her father’s newspaper business. She had ink in her veins and wanted to write about news that mattered. It was 1855 in Louisville, KY, making it a bit ore challenging for Adriane than it is now.
A killer is los...more
Adriane Darcy is a woman after my own heart. Feisty and talented, she refuses to allow social graces to dictate her limitations and keep her from her passion–writing the news alongside her newspaper mogul father. She is determined to see the Tribune stay on top, even though the Hea...more
Blake Garrett’s senses are attuned to the news as well, having worked as a journalist i...more
Once again, I was enthralled with the story from the get go. Her main character, Adriane Darcy, is appealing to me as a writer because she too is a writer. Having practically been raised in her father's newspaper office, Adriane has ink in her veins and and the drive and determination to get to the heart of a story. The opening scene is a perfect example as...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
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
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
Blake Garret, a young editor working for an opposing newspaper at meets Adriance at a benefit meeting. But Blake is her Dad's enemy and opponent of his newspaper.
There is evil unrest due to this this time period and Irish immigrants entering the town. The Irish are not liked by most of the people and young Irish girls are turning up murdered. It will take to the e...more
However, Adrian and Blake were very real, flawed characters. I enjoyed getting to know them immensely. Gabhart made her evil villain very evil. I thought it was interesting how he was weak in the beginning, and so...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
Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance
One woman stands ready to defend her newspaper—even if it means losing out on love.
Adriane Darcy’s father owns the Tribune, the leading newspaper in Louisville in 1855. Adriane was practically raised in her father’s office, and she can’t imagine life without the clatter of the press and the push to be first to get the important news. Adriane’s father has just...more