My Review of The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck
Five lives touched by kismet…or is it God? The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck explores the intersection of five peoples’ lives after they each receive an invite to the mysterious Fifth Avenue Story Society. And each person is changed for the better.
As an author, I am impressed by Ms. Hauck’s ability to weave five stories together so seamlessly. It can be a difficult task but it never hiccuped for me or threw me out of the story.
As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the various love stories and how painful memories can keep us from being true to ourselves and those that love us most. Telling the truth will set us free but our fears keep us from doing it. Most of this book is about each character’s fear and how they overcome it with the support and love of the other members of the Society.
Ms. Hauck also gently introduced Jesus’ saving grace and while I totally appreciate it, I wish it had been sooner in the story. On the other hand, it was a big part of one character’s back story so I can see why she didn’t.
Overall, I think this is a lovely book, truly lovely. It made me smile big at the end and warmed my heart. I already believe in the power of love and I’m so glad Ms. Hauck does too.
Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ I really liked it and recommend it.
About the Book
Book: The Fifth Avenue Story Society
Author: Rachel Hauck
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction
Release Date: February 4, 2020
An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.
Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.
Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.
Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.
Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.
Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.
When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to bear their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.
Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.
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About the Author
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pet and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at RachelHauck.com; Facebook: RachelHauck; Twitter: @RachelHauck; Instagram: @rachelhauck.
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