Five invitations to five people whose lives are about to change.
I closed the book with a contented smile, knowing that everyone would be okay. That God would work everything out for them, and then I blinked back to reality because it was just a book. It wasn’t just any book though. This unassuming story took me on a journey of five lives riddled in heartbreak and secrets. Secrets that defined the people that huddled in a little room of a mansion turned library on Fifth Avenue.
The Fifth Avenue Story Society is a touching, and sometimes heartbreaking, tale of how people handle the curve balls life throws at them. When they discover that these pivotal moments in their lives is choking the life out of each one of them, they find that only one thing can break them free form the bondage. Companionship is the only thing that will make coughing up their secrets tolerable. But a few are hard to face the truths behind the curtains of their stories.
I am a big fan of Rachel Hauck’s, there is nothing the woman can write that I won’t read, BUT I must confess that this one has received the “Favorite” label. There was no confusion in whose POV I was reading as she marked it clearly what person you were reading about in that moment. I also loved the realness of the characters. I know that many readers of CF (Christian Fiction) do not like to read about things that do not fit into the idyllic soft mold of traditional CF, but I love the gritty truth of the world we live in and how we can still find God in the center of it all. This story is raw and unashamed of the thoughts and habits of human nature, thus leaving me clapping for joy on the inside.
If you can’t tell, I think this story is amazing and should be read by every one who enjoys CF romance, mystery, and women’s fiction. It will be worth the time.
***I received a copy of this story from the publisher through CelebrateLit. A favorable review was not required.
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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