“Truth Be Told” Book Review

Mar 16, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Carol Cox’s novel, Truth Be Told. This is the first book I’ve read of Carol’s and it was phenomenal!


As is my custom, if I could ask Carol one question about Truth Be Told, it would be — “Was it difficult to add a mystery twist without giving the mystery away?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

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?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


Truth Be Told was a wonderful story told with such passion and excitement. Arizona is not a typical setting that one reads in a book, but I was drawn to the book by the girl who takes over her father’s newspaper.

Amelia is a girl with a strong, steadfast character. She is determined to tell the truth, just as her father, at all costs. She will do anything to make sure that she is able to print the truth.

I also love Amelia and Ben’s relationship. Though it may have started on rough soil, I loved though how that it turned into something true—even though by then it was too late. I hurt for Amelia in her heartbreak though I wanted her to see past the problem and accept Ben again.


Other books of Carol’s I will read next:

Trouble in Store

Love in Disguise

Ticket to Tomorrow

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