The Secrets of Paper and Ink


Harrel, Lindsay. The Secrets of Paper and Ink. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2019.

Split between England in the 1850’s and here in the present day, The Secrets of Paper and Ink travels on a journey with three women who connect in the process of finding forgiveness, redemption and love. Sophia, dealing with the guilt of an abusive relationship, Ginny, trying to pick up the pieces after her husband left, and Emily, discovered by the other women through her diary written many years ago, all relate in a manner unforeseen. With a dual timeline story surrounding a journal found in a bookstore, author Lindsay Harrel shares the struggles, challenges, heartbreaks, and friendships of life.

Loving the idea of a story involving a bookstore with lots of books, a bookstore owner hoping to keep her store, a cute literature professor and a written journal found among the shelves, I knew I had to read The Secrets of Paper and Ink. Filled with a bit of mystery, 3 interesting women characters with real-life issues, a bookstore filled with books (can you tell I love to read?), and a storyline which bounces back and forth in time, I truly enjoyed this novel by Lindsay Harrel. Reading it in just two evenings, it flowed easily, kept my interest, and was relatable to everyday life. I hope for a sequel to this novel, allowing me to catch up with Sophia, Ginny and Emily.

RATING: 4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Secrets of Paper and Ink from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*


The Book Blogger’s Planner

Books and Beverages: The Shoppe. The Book Blogger’s Planner. May Designs. 2015.

bookblogplannerDesigned especially with the busy book blogger in mind, The Book Blogger’s Planner boasts a steady supply of blank, customizable calendar pages, pages of post checklist sheets perfect for tallying where and when each review was posted, plenty of lined pages for notes and additional pages for keeping favorite quotes. With a sturdier cover and a compact size, this handy little book fits into a folder, purse or backpack easily. Along with the planner, quote cards and book-themed  postcards are available, all ready for sharing.  Be sure to visit to see what is all available!

Wow…why didn’t I think of that? The perfect gift, accessory or scheduler for every book blogger on your list (don’t forget yourself). I love the design, the quality, the extras as well as the stickers and postcards…all so useful and inspirational! Check out the Books and Beverages Shoppe blog/ website here: .  You will wonder how you ever lived without this planner…here’s to a wonderfully organized New Year!!

5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Book Blogger’s Planner for my honest review*