The Secrets of Paper and Ink

The Secrets of Paper and Ink

Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, forgiveness, and finding the courage to write your own story. A 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 wit Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, forgiveness, and finding the courage to write your own story. ...

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Title:The Secrets of Paper and Ink
Author:Lindsay Harrel
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0718075722
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:326 pages pages

The Secrets of Paper and Ink Reviews

  • Kate (kate_reads_)
    Feb 20, 2019
    This is a cozy, comfort read - the perfect book to read while snuggled in a blanket on a cold night. It seems very popular these days to talk about books with "the twist you'll never see coming!" I enjoy those books as well - but sometimes it's nice to have exactly the opposite - wh...
  • Deena
    Jan 13, 2019
    Wow. Just turned the last page. Sitting in stunned silence. A work of literary art. ...
  • Nora St Laurent
    Mar 07, 2019
    I?m thrilled and tickled when a novel is filled with things I love. This one combines passionate book people, books, bookstores, creativity, caring people and some scenes are at a lovely B & B. I instantly connected with these characters and their situations as each seeks healing...
  • Allison
    Feb 18, 2019
    This is another title to add to the bookstore genre, but it is very different from The Bookshop of The Broken Hearted, the last title I read in this category. Where the previous book was literary fiction, I would classify this as women?s fiction with a good dose of faith-based storyt...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Feb 26, 2019
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2Ed8zBL The Secrets of Paper and Ink ? a delightful novel with a clever title that leads to a most pleasurable reading experience! This story, by new-to-me author Lindsay Harrel, has three elements that I greatly love ? the genre is...
  • Janie
    Jan 29, 2019
    A pleasant read that follows the paths of self-determination for two contemporary women. I enjoyed following Sophia and Ginny, each of whom are at a stage in their life when they can break free and understand the true source of their identity and personal worth. At times there seem...
  • R.J. Rodda
    Mar 15, 2019
    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. ...
  • Abbi
    Jan 03, 2019
    When I read this author?s previous book last year I was absolutely blown away! It was one of my absolute favorite reads from 2018 and the story stuck with me the way few books do. So to say that this book was one of my most anticipated reads for this year would be an understatement! ...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Mar 05, 2019
    Let me say first of all that, while Harrel?s books are more 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 p...
  • Madison
    Jan 14, 2019
    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 dreams. Sophia Barrett is still wrestling with conflicting feelings after the death of her abusive fiancé. A...
  • Martha
    Dec 09, 2018
    I don't know that I have read a book that spoke to me as deeply as this one. It is hard to even describe it. I was sitting in a public place, reading and was struggling to hold back tears. For me, that is something that meant it touched me somewhere beyond the surface.  I loved the...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    Feb 20, 2019
    Wow! What an amazing novel! Fair warning: though I will try my best there is no way this review will even come close to doing this book justice! I recently read this author's previous novel The Heart Between Us and loved it, so needless to say that made me even more excited to read thi...
  • Monica
    Mar 07, 2019
    The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel is my first novel by this author--but I am looking forward to more of her books. This book is a beautiful weaving of the past and present as we read the story of three women's lives. Sophia Barrett is a trained counselor who realiz...
  • Courtney Clark
    Mar 13, 2019
    What?s better than books? Books with bookish characters, of course! The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Linsday Harrel fits this description wonderfully. From the bookish nature of one of the heroines, Sophia, to the delightful English village & bookstore setting, this novel encap...
  • Jan
    Feb 27, 2019
    I received a copy of this from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So here goes ? first off, I loved the cover and to be honest it was what drew me to the book. Unfortunately the story did not stack up to the cover and it certainly did not wow me like most o...
  • Gemma
    Jan 09, 2019
    I'm all warm and fuzzy after reading this. What 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 ...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Feb 25, 2019
    The Secrets of Paper and Ink is a story of three strong woman, who have all suffered serious heartbreak. How they deal with it, heal from it, and move on in life is what this book is all about. Sophia Barrett is still dealing with her feelings after the death of her abusive fiancé...
  • Rachael
    Feb 17, 2019
    ?...I knew what I needed to do. ?I surrender.? The words returned to me on the wind. Opening my arms wide,I twirled in the radiant sunlight...a new sense of purpose burning in my soul.? I really enjoyed this read...and I found it fairly easy to follow the three main characte...
  • Kristina
    Feb 21, 2019
    The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel takes readers on a journey to Cornwall. Sophia Barrett is a women?s counselor in Phoenix, Arizona. Her abusive husband died over a year ago and Sophia has spent the last three months recovering from a breakdown. Sophia?s first patient ...
  • Faouzia
    Dec 06, 2018
    This was such a beautiful story about three brave women. At the beginning, the title caught me, and then from the first page i stepped inside the story and i felt no longer just a reader. In a way, i felt connected to the women of the story. Sophia was trying to get over an abusive r...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Feb 25, 2019
    Some Contemporary Romance bores me to tears. Predictable plot. Not original idea. You always know how the story is going to end. That is why I usually don't pick up this type of genre. But I have found some that I enjoy. Becky Wade. Deborah Raney. Beth K. Vogt. I have tried Lindsey Har...
  • Regina
    Mar 13, 2019
    I went into this totally blind and apprehensively, expecting it to be a semi-racy romance. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be Christian fiction. No sir, no smut here! The plot was predictable, perfectly so, but I did enjoy it. ...
  • Susan
    Jan 24, 2019
    4.5 stars The Secrets of Paper and Ink is a delightful and heartwarming story. Ms. Harrel has given us three heroines to love. Sophia travels to Cornwall, on a journey of healing and self-discovery. She quickly makes friends with Ginny and her brother-in-law, William. Her discovery of...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Mar 06, 2019
    Lindsay Harrel continues to blow me away with her stories. Sometimes I want to read a story just so I can get to the ending, to find out how the characters end up, or the answer to some mystery. Not so with Harrel?s books. With hers, it more about the journey. I found myself wanting ...
  • Abby Breuklander
    Jan 12, 2019
    I can't even put into words how much I love this story! Whether we realize it yet or not each one of us has a story to tell. Every single day that we've lived is full of experiences to share with others, both the good and the bad. Each one is a piece that only God could write, usually ...
  • Sandra
    Dec 18, 2018
    What a well written, beautiful story, about three incredible women. Ms. Harrel has a special way of weaving two couples from the present and the past, and a flawless way of connecting them. This story is about love, forgiveness and faith and it is book-ended by romance. I picked up T...
  • Heidi Chiavaroli
    Feb 19, 2019
    From Endorsement: In 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 ...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Feb 20, 2019
    My first Lindsay Harrel novel and most definitely will not be my last! She has a beautiful talent for creating characters that will make you feel like family, and a plot line that is full of faith and hope. I wasn?t sure what I would gain from this book, at first. It?s got emoti...
  • Ashley Johnson
    Nov 03, 2018
    I sat down to read this book and meant to only read a few pages.  And I just kept reading! I was captivated by the letters that were exchanged between Emily and Edward in the beginning of the book.   Jumping into Sophia's modern day story was equally as captivating!  Sophia's situa...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Mar 13, 2019
    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 fo...