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. Read more...
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?
- ISBN-13: 9780764209574
- ISBN-10: 0764209574
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: June 2014
- Page Count: 350
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Cox’s (Love in Disguise) western romance is set in 1893 in Arizona Territory, where the motto, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” has appeared on the masthead of the Granite Springs Gazette for as long as its editor’s daughter, Amelia Wagner, can remember. The integrity of her father, A.J. Wagner, is a given. But when he dies, leaving the newspaper to her, she jumps in to complete his investigation against a leviathan financial firm. Though the owner of the Great Western Investment Company has done nothing illegal, Amelia fully believes her father’s insistence that an evil truth must be brought to light. Devoted friends—typesetter Homer, paperboy Jimmy, and other faithful community members, including handsome Ben Stone, an unexpected ally from within Great Western itself—assist in an impetuous investigation that leads Amelia into mortal danger. Her beliefs about her parents, as well as about God’s will, are sorely tested. Cox’s 13th novel is sure to delight fans of the Old West. Agency: Books & Such Literary Management. (June)