The Secrets of Paper and Ink review Ø 4



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  1. says:

    I felt such a connection to Sophia She lost her husband and tried to lose herself in books I just lost my only daughter and I try everyday to get lost in books Sophia felt at home in a book store I to go to a book store on the weekends and feel at home This book really was wrote for me I loved all three ladies but Sophia was my hero I gave this book 45 stars and I HIGHLY recommend itThanks to my best friend for giving me a copy of it I will reread it again and again in hopes that I to will find myself again


  2. says:

    I'm all warm and fuzzy after reading thisWhat a lovely book I found this well written and easy to follow The different pov from different characters all flowed well together The secret of Paper and Ink is a wonderful story of three women total strangers whos lives are deeply entwined I loved the characters and didn't want to stop reading desperate for the next piece of the puzzle to fall into place The writing is so rich and deep in places i re read some chaptersI loved how It ended but would love another book to follow on with their lives I will be looking out for books from this author I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own


  3. says:

    Let me say first of all that while Harrel’s books are women’s fiction with a dash of romance that dash is super well done Romantic tension sparks off the page and the tenderness of the romances on these pages made my heart ache at its beauty If she ever wants to write a purely romantical novel just for fun I will be first in lineHowever I will also be first in line for any future women’s fiction novels Harrel delivers I loved The Heart Between Us but The Secrets of Paper and Ink spoke to my heart and my soul There’s something very special about this novel – a love letter to the healing power of books a reminder that ‘happily ever after’ make look different than we expected it to a peek at the messy beautiful strength of women who have survived their own worst case scenarios and a beautiful picture of redemption grace and contentment I am still sitting here thinking about this story and I don’t think it will leave me for uite some timeThe ‘past timeline’ woven throughout the present is seamlessly done and absolutely captivating I devoured every word of Emily’s story as well as Sophia’s uest to separate its reality from fiction The emotions grip your heart and hold it fast both in Emily’s story and in Sophia’s Ginny’s present day narratives All three women know what it feels like to suffer shattered dreams and to be uncertain if you’ll survive the aftermath Their three fold story in The Secrets of Paper and Ink gives hope to other weary souls in the same place in life an acknowledgment that true restoration lies only in the One who writes our stories and that the dreams He dreams for us are so much greater than what we dare to dream for ourselvesThe bookstore feels like a home away from home even for the reader a comforting setting that wraps us up in all the feels The heroes are completely yummy – good guys who may not be perfect but their hearts are in the right place and their tender strength is a place of safety I wouldn’t complain AT ALL about a follow up novel or novella with these characters Just saying In case Lindsay is reading this Ahem The story itself has depth and dimension not skirting over tough issues like abuse infidelity divorce but also pouring out grace and mercy to fill in the broken places without becoming trite or preachyBottom Line I realize we’re only at the end of February but The Secrets of Paper and Ink will definitely be on my ‘best of 2019’ list in December The characters have firmly taken up residence in my heart and their story is still lingering there as well The setting is everything Jane Austen England bookstore delightful and it makes me want to book my own trip to live above a bookstore and work there during my stay A creative tender and masterfully done story of life love letting go and truly livingI voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this bookfirst seen at Reading Is My SuperPowera


  4. says:

    I listened to the audio version and highly recommend it Lovely setting touching story very well done


  5. says:

    An easy read with pages that practically turn themselves There are three POV characters two modern and one historical Sophie has most of the page time and the most complete emotional arc; Emily was my favorite despite her having the least page time but she was so colorful In all I think I’d have tripped over line from loving it to adoring it if it had been longer and the characters given a bit longer arc A good bit of the beginning of the stories are hinted at and some of the future is left to the imaginationI loved the bookshop atmosphere and how it was almost its own character I liked the ending it gotI wanted to string up Garrett for his babyish cowardiceughThere’s some Christian content brief and to the point of the encouragement sort as opposed to the evangelistic sort There were a lot of hurting people and I thought there should have been a bit pointing back to Jesus as a refuge for out hurtnote dropping my rating two weeks after reading it A storyline keeps bugging at me and I can’t just let it stand without mention After a separation a woman begins to keep company with another man who is a former friend of her husband’s She is not yet divorced and she does not physically cheat but emotionally she becomes romantically attached to another man I cannot endorse such flaunting of vows before a divorce becoming finalized because then she also is breaking her vows Moving on after a hurt does NOT include finding romance again right away and therapists generally recommend waiting at least a year to avoid reboundsso why is everyone modern in this story so eager to jump back into new relationships?Thanks to the publisher for a free reading copy A favorable review was not reuired


  6. says:

    I would love to visit the bookshop in this book it has a loft where you can read and delicious baked goods as well as the enticing bonuses a free muffin if you buy a book yum The bookshop aside what this book is actually about is the journeys of three very different women I enjoyed the historical section the best Emily and Edward’s story was romantic and sad and mostly lovely There are a lot of messages Thank overtly stated in this text don’t victim blame; pursue what makes you happy; make good choices; tell your own story write it down; practice self care; don’t believe lies about yourself; don’t believe the lies about yourself other people say; remember abusers are responsible for their abuse etc The three women in this text embrace these ideas and watch their lives change There are Christian references here also but they are veiled I’d be curious to know how much a reader without a Christian background understood them and if they found the references a bit jarring because even I did except Emily’s section 🙂 that worked a bit better because she is a clergyman’s daughter William in particular makes some somewhat obliue comments about his faith but doesn’t seem very concerned about what Sophie believes although by the end she sort of slips back into her childhood faith partly because of his influence and Emily’s There is also this uote which bears discussion “Moving forward and healing didn’t come from marching through life alone determined to succeed with no help And it didn’t come from wallowing in her shame It didn’t even come from standing in her own strength It meant taking the hand of a Savior and letting him lead her wherever that might be” Note the preposition “A” Savior” not “THE” Savior and also note this the only overt mention of the idea of a Savior which as a Christian I presume is supposed to mean Christ but as a reader IDK 🤷🏼‍♀️ I literally do not know what this means based solely on my reading of the text unless the Savior referred to is William In short I find this an interesting attempt by the author to appeal to both the secular women’s fiction market and the Christian Overall this is the kind of novel that delivers the neat cheerful romantic ending that you expect It’s an easy to read clean light romantic women’s fiction that meshes with modern sensibilities uite wellI received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own


  7. says:

    The Secrets of Paper and Ink is a charming story combing the stories of three very strong women as they face the challenges of love family heartbreak and following their dreamsSophia Barrett is still wrestling with conflicting feelings after the death of her abusive fiancé After a return to work goes badly she escapes to the setting of her favourite novels Cornwall England There she meets fellow American Ginny Rose who is trying to save her bookstore in the wake of her husband’s abandonment Together Ginny and Sophia stumble upon the journal of Emily Fairfax who dreams of becoming a published author and who loves her childhood friend a man much above her station and someone she could never marry As Ginny and Sophia try to track down the history of Emily and determine if hers was a true story they must each determine what they want for their futures and heal from the traumas of the past I greatly enjoyed The Secrets of Paper and Ink and loved being swept away to another time and place The three stories captured in this novel are beautifully interwoven their stories coming together seamlessly Ginny and Sophia’s sections are written in third person while Emily’s sections are included as her journal entries While each of the three women is dealing with different challenges and has a different dream for the future their strength determination and resilience is universal While the focus of The Secrets of Paper and Ink is the journeys of the three women and the mystery behind Emily’s identity there is also time within the story for romance While each relationship progresses very differently and at a different pace there are three romantic storylines to enjoy within the book The Secrets of Paper and Ink is one part romance one part mystery and one part story of redemption and overcoming challenges of faith friendship and love The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my ownFind reviews reading age guides content advisory and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library


  8. says:

    25 stars Pathetic female characters too predictable horrible audio performance Next


  9. says:

    From EndorsementIn a delightful weaving of past and present Lindsay Harrel creates authentic characters around a moving story that both inspires and encourages The Secrets of Paper and Ink is about broken people second chances hope and—my personal favorite—the incredible power of story


  10. says:

    45Lindsay Harrel’s The Secrets of Paper and Ink with its bookstore setting and classic novel references is the perfect novel for a bookish readerWhile still in the process of healing Sophia Barrett travels to Cornwall England and begins to work in a bookstore Here she meets bookstore owner Ginny Rose and discovers the journal of governess Emily Fairfax The stories of these three women intertwine as they sort through dreams and loves heartaches and hopes both past and future Though they each have different circumstances in which to grow they exhibit remarkable traits like courage strength and determination through it allHarrel expertly blends mystery romance and personal growth in The Secrets of Paper and Ink and I thoroughly enjoyed it It’s a story that I have a feeling will stick with me for a while and I highly recommend itThis review is also posted on Hallie ReadsThanks to Celebrate Lit I received a complimentary copy of The Secrets of Paper and Ink and the opportunity to provide an honest review I was not reuired to write a positive review and all the opinions I have expressed are my own


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The Secrets of Paper and Ink

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Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing forgiveness and finding the courage to write your own storyA year after the death of her abusive fiancé domestic violence counselor Sophia Barrett finds returning to work too painful She escapes to Cornwall England a place she's learned to love through the words of her favorite author and finds a place to stay with the reuirement that she help out in the bookstore underneath the room she's renting Gi I'm all warm and fuzzy after reading thisWhat a lovely book I found this well written and easy to follow The different pov from different characters all flowed well together The secret of Paper and Ink is a wonderful story of three women total strangers whos lives are deeply entwined I loved the characters and didn't want to stop reading desperate for the next piece of the puzzle to fall into place The writing is so rich and deep in places i re read some chaptersI loved how It ended but would love another book to follow on with their lives I will be looking out for books from this author I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 the courage Road Rage to write your own storyA year after Linesman the death of her abusive fiancé domestic violence counselor Sophia Barrett finds returning Letters Never Sent to work Healer's Choice too painful She escapes Ghostland to Cornwall England a place she's learned Letters Never Sent to love God Gave Us Easter through Target (Alex Cross, the words of her favorite author and finds a place NEGUSTORUL DE MANUSCRISE to stay with I Am Forbidden the reuirement Llama Llama I Love You that she help out in The Temporal Void the bookstore underneath The Temporal Void the room she's renting Gi I'm all warm and fuzzy after reading Wonder Woman, Volume 1 thisWhat a lovely book I found Wonder Woman, Volume 1 this well written and easy Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters to follow The different pov from different characters all flowed well The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire together The secret of Paper and Ink is a wonderful story of His Birthday Gift three women Night Dogs total strangers whos lives are deeply entwined I loved Bridges of Madison County the characters and didn't want Cities of the Red Night to stop reading desperate for The Odin Mission (Sergeant Jack Tanner, the next piece of The Odin Mission the puzzle Torpedo Run to fall into place The writing is so rich and deep in places i re read some chaptersI loved how It ended but would love another book Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X) to follow on with The Third Parent their lives I will be looking out for books from The Girls in the Picture this author I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of Çanlar Kimin İçin Çalıyor this book All His Boy Next Door: Season Three thoughts and opinions are my own

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Gs for certain she wanted to be a published author and she was in love with her childhood best friend But he was a wealthy heir and well out of her league Sophia discovers Emily's journals and she and William embark on a mission to find out about this mysterious and determined woman all the while getting closer to each other as they get closer to the truthThe lives of the three women intertwine as each learns the power she has over the story of her lif 25 stars Pathetic female characters too predictable horrible audio performance Next