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Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart
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Feb 20, 2012

really liked it

Within the first few chapters of this story the fate of the two protagonists is secured and the reader is left with little doubt about how this book will end. While predictable, Ann H Gabhart nonetheless weaves an entertaining story as she leads her characters in a side-stepping dance through the haunty upper class of Louisville's high society, down to the grungy shipping docks, and through the shadowed corridors of the printing shops while throwing in elements of murder, deceit, and treachery to spice up the romance.

The book was well written, and the dialogue was believable and often times delightfully witty. Blake Garrett, Adriane's unofficial and inappropriate suitor, is undoubtedly written for the female reader. With his dark good looks, roguish manner, and dramatic heroics he is certainly swoon worthy. Although he is perhaps a little too perfect it is hard not to like the cocky and rather over-confident editor.

Adriane, raised by her workaholic father, is a tom-boy who appears to suddenly find herself in a woman's body and faced with a whole new set of expectations that she has no idea how to deal with. Left to her own devices Adriane would live out her days working the printing press, but her undeniable beauty and her father's debts make that impossible. When she meets Blake, Adriane becomes caught between her father's desires and her own. At times her emotional dilemmas are a little hard to follow, but her unearthly beauty aside, she is a relatable character. How can you not like a woman who is capable of meeting Blake word-word in any sort of verbal duel when every other female in the room is swooning in his wake?

As much as I found this novel a little more humorous than it was probably intended I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It was light, funny, and entertaining.

"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"

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