Amelia is the heroine in Carol Cox's "Truth Be Told." It is the 1890's in Arizona and Amelia's parents are separated. Though an adult, she spends most of the year with her socialite mother in Denver and the summers in Arizona with her father. When she arrives that summer, she finds her father deathly ill and having a battle of words with Great Western, a hydraulic mining company, that has moved into the area. Shortly after Amelia arrives, her father dies and the battle of words turns physical. With her mother immediately remarrying and her step father being a bit handsy, Amelia decides to stay and finish where her father left off. Ben works for Great Western and has been assigned to spy/befriend Amelia. The two together begin to discover what the truth is. And it isn't anywhere near what they suspected!
This is a nice light hearted historical fiction. It is an easy read. Good for when there is a lot going on. I do like how even though it is historical, it isn't over the top innocent as some historical Christian fiction can be. Amelia is tough and smart. Savy if you will. Nice read. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishing.