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Words Spoken True

By Ann H. Gabhart


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 competing newspaper 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.

Book Takeaway:

I would hope people will see the dangers of prejudicial thinking and how words written or spoken can inflame and be the cause of disasters. But most of all, I would want readers to embrace my main characters and cheer them on toward love and trust in each other and in the Lord.

Why the author wrote this book:

I like coming across events in history that I don't know much about but that jump out at me because of the way what happened surely changed the lives of the people who lived through those events. That's what happened when I read the historical accounts of the election riots of 1855 and a day in Louisville, KY called "Bloody Monday." So I came up with my characters and set them down in the newspaper business and set about telling their stories. I suppose the main reason I write any book is because I love telling stories. It's also great to be able to include the faith journeys of my characters. These characters need to look to the Lord with trust for their futures instead of running ahead with their own plans that threaten to bring them nothing but trouble.


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