Saturday, August 19, 2017
Tenley was a very interesting character. She has just written a book that is sweeping across the U. S. Everyone loves her and now her publisher is ready for her next best seller. There is a slight problem when Tenley just can't find the words to start her book. A phone call changes her plans as her mother as asked her to come to take care of her. There is a lot of hurt that Tenley must face . Tenley's mom is very ill and maybe this will be a time for mother and daughter to rekindle their relationship. Can Tenley let go of the past and forgive her mom? I did find it funny that Tenley's choice of clothing was a raggedy old bathrobe and slippers. It kind of reminded me of the show The Odd Couple. One of the characters was sloppy and just went with the flow.
The Writing Desk goes back in forth in time as Tenley and Birdie each find the desk comforting and inspiring. There is a bit of romance in the book that is sweet and very lovely as the author slowly has each woman learning to trust a man. The key to the story for me is to to be yourself, trust God and never let go of your dreams. The history of Birdie and Tenley's family is well written and brings the story full circle. Does a writing desk hold the key to a great novel? Can it help two women believe in themselves and allow God to direct their path? It's a beautifully written story that follows two women as they face failure, happiness, love, forgiveness and God's love.
I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The review is my own opinion..