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?
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
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.
Tenley is struggling to write her next best seller. Actually she is struggling to write anything. So she packs up and goes to FL to take care of her mother. She has left her Christian roots behind and struggles with her choices.
Birdie is from the Gilded Age. It's appalling how she was treated and not given any choice in who she will marry. It was quite an eye opener.
Rachel never disappoints in her books and this time she didn't either. I highly recommend it.
I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.