Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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 a failing competing paper and the battle for readers gets fierce.

When Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit tea, 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. Can he do both before it's too late? Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

My Review:

This is an oh-my-goodness-but-you-have-to-read-this-NOW kind of book. Seriously incredibly good. Riveting, in fact. The kind that you won't want to put down.

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 duty and desire and her struggle to be true to herself while not betraying those she loves brings such depth to the story. And who better to set her on her heels than that brash newspaper man, Blake Garrett? Gabhart upped the angstometer when she put those two together in their first scene. I won't say more other than a fainting couch is a definite reader necessity as their romance progresses. And  you might want to have a supply of smelling salts on hand as well -- just to get you through to the end. :-)

Words Spoken True (an incredible title that fits so aptly with various plot threads) is a book that no historical romance lover will want to miss, including you, so for a chance to win a copy see below!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like to win a copy of Words Spoken True please leave a comment below. Or you can email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the subject line so your entry is easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 19, 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck everyone!

"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".


  1. Please put me in. I'll have to find somewhere to purchase smelling salts in this tiny town though.... :)

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  2. Pick me so I can read it NOW! Ann writes so wonderfully!

    Linda At: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. I know, Melissa, smelling salts are sooooo hard to come by these days. Perhaps one of the publishing houses should start offering them with their romance novels. :-)

    Ann does, write wonderfully, doesn't she Carmen/Linda? The only other book I've read by her was one of the Shaker series and it's completely different from this one. I find it amazing when an author can do that.

    Good luck you two!

  4. I would love to win this book, I have it on my wishlist!


  5. Please enter me! I've been scoping this book out for a while now.


  6. Words Spoken True sounded good when I read a little about it a while back and now with your review it sounds fabulous. Add me, Kav. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  7. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. Thanks again for another great giveaway. This book wasn't even on my radar yet, and you give amazing reviews. Going on my wishlist in case I don't win. Sign me up.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  9. Ann is a new author to me but her book sounds like one I'd enjoy reading. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  10. Glad to see there are so many other historical enthusiasts in the crowd! Love the bookworm LizR. LOL. Good luck everyone!

  11. I enjoy historical books and I like the fact that it is one you don't want to put down!

  12. Ann is a new author to me, but it sounds like the kind of books I enjoy reading. Please sign me up for your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

    God's Blessings,


  13. I've read and enjoyed several of Ann's books, please enter me in the drawing!

  14. The cover is so pretty!
    I would love to be entered to win.

  15. I too love the cover! Looks like a great read!

  16. It's definitely a great read -- and one that someone here is going to enjoy soon. Good luck!

  17. Please enter me for this book too! sounds great. Thanks

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  18. A complex heroine is an interesting heroine for me. And what better than a brash hero to add to the mix? Thanks for your review!