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A story written in a dual time line in two different time periods, the late Regency period to present day, centered around a single piece of furniture.... the writing desk. Tenly Roth wrote one best seller and is struggling with writer's block for the second book. Birdie Shehorn is a wealthy American socialite who hid a manuscript in the writing desk a century earlier. Tenly finds the novel while taking care of her ill mother. She could pass this novel off as her own. Learn how she struggles with the dilemma.
Number of Pages: 352
|Publication Date: 2017|
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream.
Tenley Roths first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, shes locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration?
With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writers block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her hearts been missing.
A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom shell marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesnt know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own.
Tenley and Birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannot erase.
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck
BookLover165 Stars Out Of 5Everything about this book deserves a five star rating!December 13, 2017BookLover16Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A historical fiction and contemporary romance combined couldn't get any better! Reading a book by Rachel Hauck is almost like reading two. I love reading a story from the past and then seeing the impact on the life of someone in the present.
I felt such a connection to our two heroines, early twentieth century Birdie and modern day Tenley. While our dreams may be different, our fears are very much the same. This book was an encouragement and inspiration in making your own path in life; not just following someone else's because it's already been traveled.
Everything about this book deserves a five star rating!
Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Simply stunning storytelling.November 18, 2017Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5t takes a skilled author to introduce what appears to be two completely separate story lines and distinct time periods and give both the correct emphasis and both stories compelling enough to take an audiences interest.
Rachel Hauck does just that with the magnificent Writing Desk. WIth deft hand she introduces us to Tenley Roth- a harried one hit wonder author who is now expected to produce her second book with as much success and hype as benefits the recipient of all the awards she has had lavished upon her.
Problem - shes faced with a severe and complete writers block. She faces the most frightening thing for any writer - a white sheet of paper. Seeking an escape and also on the begging request of her estranged mother - she moves to Florida and a hopeful change to produce something worthy of her publisher.
There she discovers not only a painful past but also an old writing desk which seems to call to her of past stories and a shared history. Little does she realise that a century earlier - another young lady sat at the same desk faced with surprisingly similar trials and tribulations.
Birdie Shehorn was born to privilege and money - but with that comes strict controls and invisible chains. She wants to break the conventions put upon her and tell stories, write novels and make an impact on her world.
The unique way this story is told is simply beautiful and so so engaging as a reader. I literally devoured it in two sitting over two days. With rich detail and stunning story telling this is one not to miss.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via The Fiction Guild, and was not required to post a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
joanna5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic book to readOctober 31, 2017joannaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I agreed to review The Writing Desk By Rachel Hauck through Booklookbloggers. I thought I clicked on book in print but I got the ebook instead. I like the font because it makes the book very easy to read. The author is an artist at blending characters through an inanimate object. I am not one for reading fiction book but this book is hard to put down. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to go on a historical ride through time.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Lights in a Dark WorldGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Another amazing book by Rachel Hauck!October 15, 2017Lights in a Dark WorldGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After Tenley Roth writes a bestseller, she is challenged to write her next book. However, she is overcome with writer's block. When her estranged mother asks her to come to Cocoa Beach to help her through her chemotherapy treatments, she thinks this may be what she needs to get her inspiration back. When Tenley arrives at her mother's house she falls in love with an antique desk and gains inspiration from the desk. Little did Tenley know that years before Birdie Shehorn had sat at the same desk wanting two things, to be a published author and to marry for love. Will Tenley shake her writer's block and find her inspiration? Will Birdie be able to go against her mother's wishes and marry for love and finally get her name on a book?
This story was very intriguing. I fell in love with both Tenley and Birdie. It kept me wondering how each of their stories would end. I could not put the book down, and when I had to my !Ind kept wondering what was going to happen next. This is another amazing story by Rachel Hauck, and I highly recommend it. I love the way she writes two separate stories of women from two completely different ages and weaves them back together.
**I received this book for free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jennybug524 Stars Out Of 5The Writing DeskSeptember 18, 2017Jennybug52Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 54 stars-Rachel Hauck once again delivers a heartwarming tale in her latest story. I enjoyed the split time story line and discovering how they intertwine. I recently read the book "To Marry an English Lord" which was all about the Gilded Age of America and America's obsession with everything British. Having all of that fresh in my mind, it was fun to read this book about a similar time period and recognize many of the historical figures mentioned. It's hard to imagine such wealth and extravagance and marriages that were nothing more than business transactions and ways to make the rich richer.
I enjoyed all 4 of the main characters- Birdie, Eli, Tenley and Jonas. They were unique yet similar in their passions and pursuits, even though more than a century had passed between them. I felt the emotions of the characters and loved watching how the story unfolded. Rachel Hauck did an amazing job of bringing all of their stories together in a satisfying, if not bittersweet, conclusion. This was a story about finding your true calling and being the person God made you to be, even when it's not easy. It was also a story about relationships, both broken and whole, and how God can work through us in different ways to mold those relationships. Rachel Hauck always delivers a great story and I look forward to her next offering.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.