Thursday, June 5, 2014

Truth Be Told by Carol Cox

When Amelia Wagner takes over the running of her father's newspaper in 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 consequences. Her father's revealing articles about Great Western Investment

Company's business methods have caught the notice of the wrong person, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.

Determined to find the truth, Amelia goes through her father's notes and begins to interview members of the community. She can't seem to shake Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who's been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company.

The more Ben and Amelia learn, the more Amelia's father's claims appear to be accurate. In fact, it's probably worse than he realized.

Truth Be Told by Carol Cox was an exciting novel filled with mystery, suspense, and even some romance. The plot line was well written and interesting with good descriptions of the Old West, how newspapers used to be made, and some of the scandalous business practices that may or may not have existed. The characters well also realistic and well-developed. I liked Amelia with her heart to discover and to proclaim the truth even if she did not like what she found. She quickly learned that it was important to trust and to rely on God and others because she could not do it all alone. Ben was another interesting character who was quick to re-examine his life, his job, and his company in search of the truth. I liked how he was willing to find the truth even at the risk of losing his job. The other more minor characters each added their own flair and personality to the story and helped to add to the depth and flavor of the story. Overall, I enjoyed the mystery and history contained in Truth Be Told, and I look forward to Carol Cox's next book! I received this novel for free from Bethany House and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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