The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck 5 ☆’s
This is by far one of my most favorite books I have read in 2017. It is my favorite romance so far this year. I enjoy how the book alternates between Tenley and Birdie’s point-of-view. Each woman are from different times, but they both are facing different obstacles around the topic of writing. As the story progresses, Hauck is able to deepen the plot to make the reader more intrigued into her characters. It feels like, you as the reader, are right there with the characters and their obstacles they must face.
This novel has so many different elements to it. It focuses on mother/daughter relationships, and how one is created and, another, is pushed to the limits. This book challenges values and morals. It begs the question of: how far is too far? Hauck’s writing from the very beginning will entrance the reader and cause them to want to not put the book down. I really enjoyed the romance in it, and how it doesn’t overtake the whole novel. There is so much more to this novel than just romance. It also focuses on how to find oneself and God. It’s a novel very much about discovery and having faith.
Tenley must make a decision regarding her mother that she doesn’t necessarily want to make. Along her journey, she discovers what a mother can be like, love, heart break, and being stuck in a career. Birdie must decide to follow social norms or follow her heart. Either will cost her something dearly. As the book progresses, the dilemmas faced increase, and I was left wondering if everything was going to work out like I hoped it would. You’ll have to pick up the book if you’re wondering how it ends.
This book is great for a quick read. The romance is there but isn’t overpowering. All of the elements that went into the book make it the irresistible book it is. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a book all about different relationships to pick this up when it is released on July 11.
I did receive this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this blog are mine.