Who Knew? Newspapers and Romance: Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart

Words Spoken True
by Ann H. Gabhart
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800720452
My Thoughts:
Just a few years ago I discovered Ann Gabhart through her Shaker series set in Harmony Hill. I loved the complexities of a "simple" life that were presented throughout the series and enjoyed the sweet romance and faith elements that were presented. In Words Spoken True Ms. Gabhart has taken a completely different yet equally enthralling path.

Take a worldly newspaperman and a talented writer/typesetter who work for rival newspapers and throw them together in the midst of a growing Louisville where the influx of Irish Catholic immigrants has caused anything but peace. Throw in a serial killer and toe-curling romance and you have one awesome read that is worth stopping the presses for.

I loved every bit of it from Adriane, who just wanted to write a great story to Blake the arrogant editor who just jumps off the page, Duff the newsboy, and even the ol' flea bitten dog that hangs out on the back stoop. If you're a sucker for romance this book has it in spades. Words Spoken True ranks up there with Courting Morrow Little or A Hope Undaunted for those who love the sparks! ;-)

~ 4.5 out of 5 stars~

*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion/review of the book. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review.*

About the Book:
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, takes over a competing newspaper, the battle for readers gets fierce. After Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit, 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.

Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold you in its grip until the very last page.

Read an excerpt HERE

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“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. Sounds incredible, Renee...glad it's on my wish list already! :o)

  2. i'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this one, renee! i'm getting ready to read it too!

    1. Yay! I can't wait to read your review of it. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

  3. Lovely review, Renee. This books sounds wonderful. :)

    1. Thanks Suko, it really is a great story. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

  4. This book really sounds (and looks) like a lovely read. Thanks, Renee. =)

  5. I just finished this one last night -- loved it! Hope Gabhart revisits this time period!


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