Friday, June 2, 2017

The Writing Desk By Rachel Hauck

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 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.

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Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel and her husband live in central Florida. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

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My Review...
Hauck style one chapter in present the next in the past. I loved the contemporary chapters more than the historical chapters. Only because I LOVE contemporary books. It was a light right. You can read it in one sitting. I never put it down until the very last page.
This is a great beach read. Well it's a great anywhere anytime read. You are going to love the characters Tenley and Birdie two very different ladies from two different time periods. But the stories come out in the end.
I gave this book 4.5 stars and I enjoyed it. I recommend it.
I received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. Can't wait for this one! I am a on a blog tour for it. I'm so excited! Rachel Hauck is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the great review!

  2. My wife has this one preordered, SHe can't wait for it. Thanks Mary

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    1. You are the WINNER of an early copy Sherley! I will get your book right out to you!

  4. This sounds really interesting. I will give it a try.

  5. The library had better order this one for me, it sounds like a really good one in my book.

  6. Mary, I have been waiting to hear your thoughts on this one before placing my order for it. Looks like I will be ordering it today.

  7. I read the last book you reviewed of hers and she skipped back in forth in time this must be a new thing. It was good but I got confused at times. I might try this one since you said it was so good.

  8. Now Rachel is one of my favorite authors. I have got to read this one. Thanks for reminding me it is coming out.

  9. I really loved your review and I just put a copy of The Writing Desk in my cart. I will order it later this month after I see what other good books you have to tell me about.

  10. I can't wait to read this one!

  11. I probably would want to pass on this one but after reading your review Mary, I definitely want to read this one! Thanks very much!

  12. I think this one would be a great read! Thank you, Mary!

  13. Yes Please !! Sounds like a Awesome Book . Blessings DanaGirl