Sunday Salon is a time to relax, sip on your favorite beverage, and get comfortable with something good to read. Today I’m sharing a book that could be considered two reads in one as it’s a book about newspapers.
WORDS SPOKEN TRUE by Ann H. Gabhart
While I didn’t grow up in the newspaper business, I did venture into right out of high school and spent the next 35 years there. I think that’s one reason I was immediately drawn to author Ann H. Gabhart’s current release, WORDS SPOKEN TRUE.
This is the story of Adriane Darcy who grew up in her father’s newspaper business. She had ink in her veins and wanted to write about news that mattered. It was 1855 in Louisville, KY, making it a bit ore challenging for Adriane than it is now.
A killer is lose in the city slashing up young women by the river and Adriane is determined to get the scoop sometimes without thought to her own safety.
Her father’s paper, the Tribune, is the leading paper in Louisville. However, a hotshot young editor, Blake Garrett, takes over a competing newspaper and begins a controversial new style of reporting. The battle for readership between the 2 papers intensifies. It doesn’t help matters that Adriane and Blake are drawn to each other despite being enemies.
To add to her problems, Adriane’s father has given his permission for her to marry Stan Jimson, the son of a powerful local businessman. She doesn’t love Stan, but his father holds the keys to the Tribune’s future. She feels loyalty to her father and the newspaper despite the loss of her own happiness.
Gabhart weaves an intricate tale of mystery, love, and loyalty amidst a backdrop of historical facts. She vividly portrays the emotions one feels when pursuing a story. She captures the drive that pushes reporters to find the truth. In addition, Gabhart shows the power newspapers once held while including bits of Louisville’s volatile political and civil unrest in the 1850s.
Adriane is a strong-willed, independent protagonist readers will fall in love with. WORDS SPOKEN TRUE is a refreshing, delightful and inspiring read.
Author Ann H. Gabhart’s website is www.annhgabhart.com
Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart, Revell/Baker Publishing Group, @2012, ISBN: 978-0800720452, Paperback, 352 Pages
Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
BONUS NOTE: Author Ann H. Gabhart is sponsoring a contest in conjunction with the release of WORDS SPOKEN TRUE. Drop by her website at http://www.annhgabhart.com/Words-Spoken-True-Contest.html to find out how to enter and what the prizes are.
Don’t you just love the cover of this book? You can tell that’s an independent woman. What book are you reading today? Do you enjoy reading books that use newspapers, magazines or books in the plot? Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Sunday.