The Secrets of Paper and Ink

The Secrets of Paper and Ink Review

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 with the requirement that she help out in the bookstore underneath the room she's renting. Given her love of all things literary, it seems like the perfect place to find peace.

Ginny Rose is an American living in Cornwall, sure that if she saves the bookstore she co-owns with her husband then she can save her marriage as well. Fighting to keep the first place she feels like she belongs, she brainstorms with her brother-in-law, William, and Sophia to try to keep the charming bookstore afloat.

Two hundred years before, governess Emily Fairfax knew two things 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 more about this mysterious and determined woman, all the while getting closer to each other as they get closer to the truth.

The lives of the three women intertwine as each learns the power she has over the story of her life.

Title:The Secrets of Paper and Ink
Edition Language:English

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    The Secrets of Paper and Ink Reviews

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    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...

  • Gemma

    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 an...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    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 ro...

  • R.J. Rodda

    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...

  • Madison

    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 s...

  • Carrie Turansky

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

  • Heidi Chiavaroli

    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...

  • Laura

    2.5 stars. Pathetic female characters, too predictable, horrible audio performance. Next. ...

  • Abby Breuklander

    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 othe...

  • Rachael

    “...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 reall...