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

  • Andi
    Apr 14, 2019
    I'm beginning to think that time-slip novels are my favorites, which this one is. This is classified as Women's Fiction and it is, but it also has a mystery woven throughout. I adored the bookstore with it's cozy C.S. Lewis feel that just makes you want to pull up a chair and enjoy ...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    May 03, 2019
    2.5 stars. Pathetic female characters, too predictable, horrible audio performance. Next. ...
  • 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...
  • Chautona Havig
    Mar 19, 2019
    I?ve never read anything by Lindsay Harrel, so I wasn?t sure what to expect when The Secrets of Paper and Ink arrived. It hinted at women?s fiction, romance, historical mystery? so many things. Could an author really meld such diverse topics and ideas into something I?d love?...
  • 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. ...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Mar 20, 2019
    I listened to the audio version and highly recommend it! Lovely setting, touching story, very well done. ...
  • 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...
  • Hallie Szott
    Mar 07, 2019
    4.5 Lindsay Harrel?s The Secrets of Paper and Ink, with its bookstore setting and classic-novel references, is the perfect novel for a bookish reader. While still in the process of healing, Sophia Barrett travels to Cornwall, England and begins to work in a bookstore. Here, she...
  • 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...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 06, 2019
    4.5 stars "Books had always been her escape. Here, she hoped they'd become her healing." Sophia Barrett has a story to tell, if only she could find the words. So when she takes an extended self-imposed sabbatical from her profession as a women's therapist in order to heal her ow...
  • Emilee
    Jul 05, 2019
    I enjoyed this one! Split story lines are not favorite but I liked the mystery, setting and the characters. The author did a great job telling all 3 stories. ...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    Apr 30, 2019
    This was a sweet story of three women, brought together by paper and ink. 3.5 stars for Secrets of Paper and Ink! Sophia Barrett, still traumatized from her past, decides to take a break from life in America and put her counseling career on hold, while she travels to Cornwall, Engla...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Toni Shiloh
    Apr 03, 2019
    I enjoyed The Secrets of Paper and Ink! Following the three ladies in their tales kept the pages turning and my mind engaged as I waited to see how the book would end. I would recommend others read this book. ...
  • Tamara
    May 27, 2019
    I am a sucker for novels that explore the idea of finding what is your passion but done so in a manner that isn't corny, and this book checks all the boxes for me on that front. This is my third book by Lindsay Harrel and this, in my opinion, is her best yet. I really loved all the ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...