The Writing Desk

  • by Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by Windy Lanzl
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling 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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved story not so much narrator.

Felt something was lost with narration in a decidedly southern accent. Especially Birdies voice not accurate for time period.
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- Weeze

Not my favorite

i have rlistened to other books by Rachel Hauck and have loved the stories and the voice reading them. I am not sure what was lacking in this book for me, but there was something. It was a bit like listening to a poorly acted film.
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- DottieLou Brems

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Zondervan