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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Revell Blog Tour: Words Spoken True

Here's a description of the book from Revell:

"One woman stands ready to defend her newspaper . . . even if it means losing out on love.

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."

My Rating

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My Review

Starting out as a sweet and interesting historical romance, Words Spoken True turns into more of an historical romantic suspense, from the political-clash-turned-street-fight to mysterious murders and obsessive suitors. This story about dueling journalists is intriguing and gripping!

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 - ought to keep them apart in theory. Nothing seems to stop Blake Garrett, though!

Adriane is an admirable heroine who wants to do what's best for her father and his newspaper. She's confident, smart, and unswayed from her goals by society's opinions. Blake, on the other hand, is a bit harder to decipher. At times he seems almost too possessive of Adriane, as well as pushy and impatient. He enters the book with a flourish, but he doesn't quite hold my total regard - although he and Adriance certainly share some romantic moments!

Words Spoken True sparks some interesting discussion/thinking points concerning true love and the sharing (or concealing) of truth. It didn't win me over in every respect, but it held my attention and was an enjoyable read overall.

*With thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

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

Check out the fun Words Spoken True Giveaway! Details HERE.

8 comments:

Faye said...

Great review, Amber! I'm planning to start it tonight :)

And thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog :)

Ruth said...

I'm going to try to have my own review up tomorrow - I'm enjoying this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts -- great review!

Christina B said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book and am looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks for your in depth review, Amber. You always do a great job expressing your opinions in a thoughtful, yet honest, manner. :)

Amber S. said...

Faye,

Thank you - and you're welcome! :) I really enjoy visiting your blog, and I appreciate your comments here, too!

Happy reading!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Ruth,

This is definitely an enjoyable read! :) Glad you liked the review, and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book, as well!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Christina,

Thank you so much for the encouragement, and for reading my reviews! :) I hope you enjoy this one, too!

~Amber

Michelle said...

Thank you for your review, Amber. Like Christina said, you have a wonderful way of expressing your opinions in a thoughtful, honest manner. I always appreciate what you have to say about the books you've read. : )

I have this one on my paperbackswap.com waiting list, and look forward to reading it.

Hope all is going well with you, Amber! : )

Amber S. said...

Michelle,

Thank you so much! I'm so pleased and humbled that you see that in my reviews. :) I love that we can exchange thoughts on what we read through our blogs!

Hope you enjoy this book!

And yes, all is well with me - just keeping busy with school and everything. :) Thank you for thinking of me! Hope all is well with you and your family, as well!

~Amber