Read The Writing Desk Online Free - Tenley Roth’s first book was a literary and commercial success. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who merely found a bit of luck?
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.
Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Yet her life is not her own. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she’ll marry. But Birdie has dreams of her own. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has literally destroyed her dreams, 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. Yet when Tenley discovers Birdie’s manuscript, their lives intersect. Birdie’s words help Tenley find a way home. Tenley brings Birdie’s writing to the world.
Can two women separated by time help fulfill each other’s destiny?
|Title||:||The Writing Desk|
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September 20, 2017
I had a very hard time connecting with this book. The premise held such promise for me, but the story fell flat.
The story is told through two timelines – if I could, I would rate the ‘past’ timeline 3.5 stars and the ‘present’ timeline 1.5 stars.
I didn’t like any of the characters in t...
July 13, 2017
Wow! I couldn't put this book down... I loved it!
Rachel Hauck hit it out of the ballpark with this captivating story about 2 women trying to find their way in this world. You will find moments of laughter and sadness with hidden dreams that were lost and found. This was absolutely flawless!
July 20, 2017
The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck really captivated my attention. Very hard to put this fast paced page turner down!Featuring a dual time line, which I love in books the stories take place a century apart but actually have a connection. Two very strong women are trying to prove themselves in the w...
April 11, 2017
An intriguing story, set on a dual timeline, featuring two fledgling writers a hundred years apart. A stand alone novel with characters whose stories seem unconnected, except by an old desk.
The past story begins in 1902-3 New York, among the social elites, the old "Knickerbockers". In a time whe...
June 17, 2017
I simply loved this book! The plot seemed so very original. For an avid reader, sometimes it seems so many books are so familiar, but not this read.
The characters seem so real. Tenley, Jonas, Birdie, Eli, and the secondary characters are all wonderful and create a great story that centers around...
July 11, 2017
I don’t want to fangirl over this book so much that you all ignore what I have to say. But, I loved this book so much that I think the only way to adequately describe my feelings is to share my facebook status that I posted just after I finished reading.
Okay, my bookish peeps… I rarely demand you...
August 18, 2017
This dual-timeline novel pulled me into its pages and simply didn’t let go! When I finished the book, I felt as if I’d lived two different lifetimes. Both stories, present and past, were so compelling. I enjoyed the contemporary storyline and wondered how things were going to work out for Tenley....
September 05, 2017
The Writing Desk has inked its way onto my favorites list – for 2017, of course, but also the all-time fave comfort books that I pull out and reread when I’m feeling blah or when I just need the hug of the familiar.
Tenley and Birdie in many ways are versions of each other in another era. At least...
April 26, 2017
Tenley Roth’s first book was a literary and commercial success. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who merely found a bit of luck?
With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when he...
June 19, 2017
Tenley wrote an amazing best seller. Her father and grandfather were also best selling authors. So with the deadline for her next book looming, Tenley must make up her mind, go to Florida to help her estranged mother or go to Paris with her boyfriend. She needs inspiration to remove her roadbloc...