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The Writing Desk

De : Rachel Hauck
Lu par : Windy Lanzl
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    Description

    This happily ever after romance tells the captivating story of two women bound together across time by a shared dream and a mysterious writing desk.  

    Tenley Roth's first book was a runaway best seller. 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. 

    “Rachel Hauck enchants us again! Tenley and Birdie are bound together by the understanding that creativity is a guiding force and that their stories must be told. A tale both bittersweet and redemptive, The Writing Desk is your must-read.” (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author)   

    This sweet, split-time listen is a stand-alone novel, though characters in this story appear in Rachel Hauck’s The Fifth Avenue Story Society. Includes discussion questions. 

    ©2017 Rachel Hauck (P)2017 Zondervan

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    • J. P. Tode
    • 07/11/2018

    Wrong reader for this book

    The reader’s grasp of phonetics was poor. I didn’t know that the main character’s name was Tenley until Ch. I5! She constantly mispronounced most short e sounds: Tinley for Tenley, remimber for remember, sinsitive for sensitive, inyway for anyway. That didn’t sound like New York high society for Berty and her attempt to sound like an Englishman was poor. Her pronunciation was a constant distraction. I was surprised because I usually like the Audible readers!

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    • tarak
    • 10/04/2018

    should have read instead of listening...

    *I’m starting with what I didn’t care for, so please don’t write off this story due to these first couple paragraphs.

    I had very mixed feelings throughout reading this book. Having read several others by Rachel Hauck that I loved, I was surprised to have a hard time with this one. I wanted to love it… and in some ways I did.. but in other ways it felt to me like there was a little something missing.

    Before I go any further, I should say that after much contemplation on this book and how I felt about it, I think my disappointments largely stem from listening rather than reading it myself. While there were some things in the story itself that got to me, for the most part I would have been able to overlook them… I think I might be able to listen to Windy Lanzl read another book (maybe one set in the semi-south… with no British or New York-ish characters…) and enjoy it more. One thing that bothered me was her attempt at voices/accents.. because her voices weren’t consistent.

    So.. what did I love about Rachel Hauck’s The Writing Desk? I loved the creativity found in this story. I loved that this writer knows how to create unique characters with layers and grow them throughout the story, letting the reader get to know them more deeply as the pages turn. I loved the intricacies of the dual timelines and how Rachel Hauck wove them together to create one story.

    The modern part of this book follows Tenley, a best-selling writer struggling to come up with her second book.. she’s pretty caught up in the excitement of her fame but in her heart she is seeking more depth, even though she doesn’t quite know what she’s looking for. Tenley finds herself passing up a trip to Paris with her “sort of fiance” to care for her estranged mother as she goes through chemo. She’s not very empathetic toward her mother (disappointing but realistic, considering everything) but the fact that she’s there at all says a lot.. especially after Tenley and her dad were abandoned by Blanche (as Tenley calls her) when Tenley was only 9. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow in hesitant ways as they got to know each other. I also enjoyed how Tenley’s friendship with Jonas, a neighbor/longtime friend of Blanche’s sprouted as he accepted Tenley where she was. It’s super sweet.

    The other half of this dual timeline book begins during the gilded age, and it’s about Birdie, a rich heiress who has more heart than care for wealth and fame. She dreams of being a published author, and of marrying for love… hopefully to Eli, who’s captured her heart but doesn’t have her parents’ approval. Her parents have other ideas though and have made business-type arrangements with a different suitor.

    Birdie and Tenley’s lives end up intersecting, although they never knew each other. There’s much bittersweet in this book. I’m still not quite at rest with the culmination but I think I’d like to try actually reading it in book form. I think that would help me.

    This book is comparable to… a can of soup. I have a certain line of canned soup that I love but can’t eat much anymore. There’s just something that I can’t quite put my finger on that’s missing, and I’ve had a hard time eating it since chemo.

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    • Suizegrace
    • 16/09/2017

    Amazing!!!

    She did it again another amazing book that makes you think deeper about your life and relationships with God.

    Thank you, please never stop writing!

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    • Peggy Freeman
    • 25/07/2017

    Hovering Between Time Travel and Historical/Contemporary

    Love the characters, plot and writing. Rachel Hauck is one of my very favorite authors. The bridge between the historical and present day created by Rachel Hauck is superior to any other book that hovers between time travel and historical. Her realistic time-tie-ins are inspired. Add to that her humor and true-to-life Christian characters makes her books wonderful. This makes up for the narrator who only has one voice . It is a nice voice but makes listening more difficult . Being an author who has had ideas stolen, I bonded with Birdie right away. Loved Coco Beach, the character.

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    • Debbie
    • 14/07/2018

    Narrator is just a reader, hard to follow story.

    I think this would seem more like an excellent story if not for the narrator, who is just a reader. You have to pay VERY close attention to not only the names of the characters, but what era the story is in and what is going on. Any element of surprise or hurt or betrayal or confusion or basically any emotion is not portrayed by the reader. And there is basically no accent whatsoever except for a word here or there that is ALMOST British sounding. Honestly, they should have hired two narrators, one British, that would have been great!

    Story is good, but would have been better if it hadn't sounded so boring, and it would have been much easier to listen to instead of having to concentrate so hard!

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    • Morgan Tarpley Smith
    • 10/04/2021

    Lovely story of God’s love

    Lovely story with a strong Christian message of overcoming loss and trusting God as well as about God’s love. The twist in both storylines was interesting and unexpected.

    Both the contemporary and historical storylines had a heroine and hero’s point of views (four total), which is standard structure for romance, but I feel it is a bit too much for split time since you already have two storylines to keep track of and it’s harder to connect more deeply with the two heroines.

    Overall, the story was well written, inspirational and enjoyable though. The narrator was okay. Her British accent wasn’t good though.

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    • Cyn
    • 07/09/2022

    Horrible Narration

    Great story, however, listening to the narrator was like nails on the chalkboard. Please redo with a different narrator.

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    • Trista
    • 29/09/2020

    There are no words to describe its greatness

    It has been a very long time since I have not been able to put a book down. This book however had my complete attention from the beginning to the end. It was filled with emotion, love, betrayal and innocence. This book also carried a message that touched my heart and brought something to me emotionally that I thought I had lost. That message added to the beauty of the book making it even more amazing. This book was a great find and great read! I recommend this book with all my heart. Thank You Rachel Hauck for bringing my joy during a time when there is very little. I was swept away into a word that wasn’t full of the troubles of today’s.

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    • TAMMY
    • 28/08/2017

    Could not get enough

    Great book and this is my second Rachel Hauck and I enjoyed them both. I felt like I was part of the story. I highly recommend this 5 stars

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    • Michelle
    • 22/07/2017

    She did it again!

    Rachel Hauck when is your next masterpiece? This is a good for the soul book. Excellent from beginning to end.

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