I received this book free from the publisher
About the book:
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (July 11, 2017)
What this book is about: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.
Meet the author - Rachel Hauck:Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower.
My thoughts about the book:
Let's just start by saying that Rachel has give us another his with this book. Two stories from two different time periods being told at the same time, I love it. The way it was told and how the writing desk linked the two stories was a nice story for me. I liked how this story was about two strong determined women. It goes to show that if you work and know what you want you can achieve it. The author made the two ladies real to me because they were not perfect they made mistakes in their lives and had to learn from them. There were also some other characters that stand out to me - you have the two male interests of Tenley and Birdie, but you also have Birdie's mom and a few others. They each played a special part of this book. I also liked how the author has history and romance in this story but none of these were over powering. They just added to the telling and details which made for a good read. This is a book you should add to your list of to read books.
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