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.

The Writing Desk

Okay, well I have read Rachel Hauck’s A Royal Wedding Series and enjoyed them but this story did not draw me in like those books. I would have to say I was confused most of the story and Tenley the main character was (in my own opinion) a selfish adult, who acted like a child. I was confused during the switches of point of view for Tenley and Birdie. I liked reading about Birdie better that Tenley.

The book had huge potential, since the plot and idea of the book was interesting, but it did not meet my expectations for a Rachel Hauck book.

I will probably give this book another chance, when the library gets a copy but as of right now, I would not recommend this book.


Title: The Writing Desk

Author: Rachel Hauck

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Reading Resolution 14: Read a book that your favorite author recommends.

I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing Company through Netgalley for this review.

This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.



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