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.
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, and The Blessed. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in Kentucky.
Ann H Gabhart is definitely climbing her way to the top of my personal list of favourite authors. I loved reading Angel Sister and The Blessed, and her latest novel Words Spoken True is another winner in my books.
Life running a newspaper in the 1850's was filled with stiff competition as well as civil unrest and tension. When Adriane's father fell into financial difficulty, he basically offered his daughter's hand in marriage to the son of a leading political candidate.
Always the dutiful daughter, Adriane somewhat reluctantly agreed to the arranged marriage. Yet as the wedding date approaches, her heart was torn in opposite directions. She shouldn't be attracted to her father's main competition in the news world, and she should eagerly look forward to starting her married life as the member of a very affluent and respected family in the community.
Well researched and full of rich historical details, Ann Gabhart brings this turbulent time to life with endearing characters and a nice blend of mystery and romance. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction.
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