This author has a knack for writing stories that seem almost too real to be simply fiction. She has done just that again in this book - making characters that display true human character and conflicted natures. The lead characters in this book are believable and equal - one does not out shine the other nor does any seem to "perfect" to be real.
Adriene is anything but the typical woman - in fact she reminds me of my child hood heroine Nancy Drew. Determined to be the best at her profession she will go to any length to snoop out the truth behind a story. In the year in which this book is based this is considered an unladylike characteristic and it leads her to trouble. The daughter of a newspaper owner she has reporting in her blood - even if it means sneaking out in the middle of the night.
From the opening page the reader is drawn into a story that is filled with adventure and excitement. Quickly the pace picks up when the competing paper in town is bought by someone new and equally as driven as Adriene. The question then becomes who will be the top dog in the town and the paper industry.
However as competition heats up so does the relationship between Adriene and the new guy in town.
This is a delightful read.
Thanks to the publisher Revell for this review copy.