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 initial attraction to this book was because of it’s beautiful cover. Well, and then also the intriguing story line. And, of course, it helps that I’ve read and enjoyed other books by Rachel Hauck.
So…I began reading.
Five people, strangers, mostly, all received the same fancy invitation to this unknown story society. Curiosity wins and they show up to find out what is going on. None of them know who sent the invitation, or why they are the ones that received them.
Yes, quite an intriguing story line. Rachel Hauck has a way of doing that. Bringing together various characters, and then she keeps you guessing as to what the connection is.
Coral is a high society NY princess. Jett and Lexa are exes, and they definitely would have preferred not spending time together. Ed, the older guy, is trying to write his memoir. And then there’s Chuck. All of them are searching for something…
This story is not one of high suspense or lots of action. Rather, it’s just a gradual line of events, bringing in their back stories, until you begin to get an idea of who each person is. And maybe, what they are looking for in life.
This is one of those stories that really grows on you, the further you get. Each of these characters became real to me, and I was engrossed in their lives. I’m fairly certain this is my favorite Rachel Hauck book yet!
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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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