Friday, February 21, 2020

Book Review: The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck


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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My Review

A book written by Rachel Hauck is something to treasure.  The Fifth Avenue Story Society has so many wonderful aspects.  First, it is heavy.  As in, there are a lot of pages in which to get lost.  Secondly, the cover just draws you in.  You could spend plenty of time imagining the stories, simply found on the front cover.  Then, the title.  You wonder, with the characters, just what is The Fifth Avenue Story Society?  The library-oh, how I would love to walk in and absorb that atmosphere! And the story, with its five characters, whose lives become more complexly intertwined as the story unfolds. 

Hauck writes this story with brilliance, with so many layers to be discovered.  References to previous novels gave this one special meaning and depth.  And as this reader has come to love about Hauck's books, there is a touch of the miraculous in this one, as well.

This is a stand-alone novel, which any reader can pick up and enjoy, but fans of Hauck's previous books will especially love this one.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

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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