Monday, August 11, 2014

Truth Be Told

GIVEAWAY

COX, CAROL
TRUTH BE TOLD

Sometimes the truth can be dangerous...

When Amelia Wagner takes over her father's newspaper in 1893 Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper's commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have serious consequences. Her father's revealing articles about the Great Western Investment Company have caught the attention of the wrong people, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.

Determined to find out the real story, Amelia begins her own investigation. She's joined by Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who's been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company, a man Amelia finds both perplexing and intriguing.

What they uncover stuns them both--and has far-reaching implications for not only Ben and Amelia but all of Granite Springs. Can they reveal the truth before the enemy finds a way to silence them for good?

My Review:

I'm all wrung out after finishing Truth Be Told. Sure, the whole racing heart thing has ebbed, but my tummy is still in knots and there's the slightest trembling still left in my hands. Phew! Seriously, at one point, page 297 to be precise I screeched "You stupid girl!" so loud that I set the neighbour's dog to barking (and I was inside the house!) Some might say I take my reading too seriously, but I say the blame can be laid at the author's feet. If she hadn't written such a riveting book, I wouldn't be the babbling mess I am right now.

See I have a thing for dastardly villains. I can't stand them. I get all worked up over them. Especially the snide, sly, sneaky, snakey kind. There are several of those in this book and they near drove me to despair! I wanted to read really, really fast so I could glory in their comeuppance, but no matter how fast I read I had to get through those gnarly bits to get to the end. Honestly I feel like I've run a marathon. I need chocolate. :-)

Can you tell I loved this book? Great characters -- Amelia is a heroine after my own heart. A bit brash, a whole lot stubborn, easy to blindside, quick to retaliate. A dynamo in calico. Of course Ben's smitten, how could he not be? But they are on opposite sides of a volatile situation and that's problematic. Of course that doesn't stop the chemistry from sparking and the romance igniting. But oy, it's complicated and apt to wear on a sensitive reader's nerves.

Awesome, awesome, awesome book! 

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Truth Be Told please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 17 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

42 comments:

  1. I love your review! And the title sounds very intriguing.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This author is known for her catchy titles and this one really fits the story on so many levels. Good luck, Janka.

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  2. I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the interview!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Well that was an endorsement if I've ever heard one! Put me down!

    rachaeldalquist(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- I did like this book, could you tell? Good luck, Rachael.

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  4. Sounds like a fun book to read
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  5. Great review! I think you like this book=)

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- phew, I wasn't sure I'd made that clear enough, glad my delight got through. LOL. This one just tickled me. Good luck, Patty.

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  6. I love your enthusiasm for this book, Kav! It makes me wish I had a copy to read right now! :)

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope you get one soon, Britney. Good luck!

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  7. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Boos Mum. Good luck!

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  8. Haha! I hope you got your chocolate, Kav! ;)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes, I did, Nicole. And it consoled me mightily. Good luck!

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  9. I am excited to read this one! it's on my list.
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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    1. It's a listmaker for sure. Good luck, Michelle.

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  10. This book sounds intriguing and suspenseful. Sounds like a good summer read. Thanks for the chance to win Kav. Great review.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I love the mix of suspense with historical. Wish more authors did that. Good luck Maryann.

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  11. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  12. Thank you for this interview. I love Carol Cox's writing.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  13. Oh, this sounds good! Sometimes those villains are so bad, I have to take a break from the action and put the book down for a while ... my heart can only take so much drama. :) Please add me, Kav.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're a reader after me own heart, Merry. Good luck!

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  14. "A dynamo in calico" huh? =) Loved your review --I've enjoyed her books in the past ... I think this one's going on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]Hawaii[dot]edu

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    1. What can I say -- the book inspired me. :-) Good luck!

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  15. I think this one sounds great, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  16. Fun review--glad I'm not the only one who talks to book characters! Have enjoyed reading some of Carol Cox's books before. This one sounds exciting. Thanks. :)

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    1. Ohhh -- so glad to meet another character chatterer. :-) Good luck, Karen.

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  17. By reading all these responses, believe me I see your review caught them like it did me, its great. Sometimes characters can be so .... well whatever it take to make a good story. Right!!! rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. ...or drive your readers crazy. Good luck, Becky!

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  18. Sounds like one I'd like, Kav. Count me in, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  19. I live in Arizona and know Carol so would love to win Truth Be Told. debhen at cox dot net

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  20. Another good review Kav.Sounds like a good one. Please put my name in. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You are in the draw, Maxie. Good luck!

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  21. We have Carol's books in the church library but not this one.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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