Book Review: The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

 

The Writing Desk was extremely well written. I loved how the 2 stories of individuals intertwined. It was a whole nother world, but with similar stories. I loved that this story focused on writers, especially women and what they went through back in the day and even still today. Yes, it includes love, relationships, family, books and more, but it shows mostly what expectations and generations go through. It shows the good, the bad and the ugly of people. It also shows people redeeming themselves and making changes for the better. I couldn’t ask for a better story to show people as themselves in everyday life. A wonderful book that is a must read!

Excerpt from Book:

“Collapsing in a chair by the fire, Birdie whispered her fears to the One she’d meditated on the last few days. How could she marry Alfonse? He was as harsh and determined as Mama! Her wants did not matter.

“Collapsing in a chair by the fire, Birdie whispered her fears to the One she’d meditated on the last few days. How could she marry Alfonse? He was as harsh and determined as Mama! Her wants did not matter.

‘So, you rejected him.’ Birdie turned to see Mama in the doorway, the light from the hallway surrounding her dark silhouette.

‘I did not reject him. I refused his proposal. There’s a difference.’

Mama’s gown swished against the salon’s furnishings as she crossed the room. Bending over, she inched her nose toward Birdie’s. ‘You listen to me, young lady. You humiliated your papa and me tonight. It’s been arranged and agreed upon. If you don’t come around, you bring shame on us all. So when Alfonso proposes again, you accept him. Mark my words, Birdie, you will marry Alfonso Van Cliff.'”

More about the book:

This shows the life of Birdie and her generation. She was a writer and a scholar who was told she didn’t matter, but who she married did. She had her work stolen because she is a woman.  It is similar for Tenley, but in different ways. These two women are very connected even though they have never met.

I hope you read this book to learn all you can about these two wonderful characters.

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0 The Writing Desk was extremely well written. I loved how the 2 stories of individuals intertwined. It was a whole nother world, but with similar stories.

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