Friday, July 7, 2017

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

The Writing Desk: Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she’s 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 writer’s 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 heart’s 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 she’ll marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesn’t 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.

Heidi here. Rachel Hauck is one of my favorite authors, and The Writing Desk doesn't disappoint! Rachel is such a wordsmith, she strings together the most beautiful sentences; but it isn't ostentatious in the very least, it fits the mood of the moment. Also, she uses words I'm not familiar with, but they are used in such a context that I immediately understood the meaning. For me, it was refreshing to read a novel without the same old words used over and over again.

Tenley and Birdie are such strong women, I just loved their characters. Some backstory was needed as the author wove several stories together, but it was inserted seamlessly into dialog. The internal monologue was beautiful, a work of art. I loved how everything tied together in the end, even when I wasn't sure how the stories interconnected.

Awesome read, grab your copy today!


  1. Sounds like another great book from Rachel Hauck. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Heidi.

    1. Marilyn,
      Thanks for stopping by today!

  2. Your review makes me want to read it all the more! Thanks and congratulations on your re-marriage! Blessings

  3. Paula,
    Thanks for dropping by today! (BTW, it was Crystal that got remarried, YAY Crystal :-))