Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Fifth Avenue Story Society
By Rachel Hauck
Christian Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 400 Pages
February 4th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

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 reveal 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.

Praise for the Book

"Hauck inspires and uplifts with this mix of tales." - Publishers Weekly

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I liked this book!  It was kind of hard to get into it in the beginning but as I read on it got better and better.
Five people get an invite from all over the city out of the blue. 
This story is told in many voices and I enjoyed reading in how they get to know each other and themselves.  I loved Coral, Jett, Ed, Lexa and Chuck. 
Even though some think it's a hoax in how these 5 people got invited I happened to love the story. Yes, it might be far fetched in real life but hey, you know what? I don't really think that's the theme of the story anyway. 
It's about working through brokenness and having second chances to see if we can do things over the right way again. It's about forgiveness and facing the truth from one another's past. 
I think it would be kind of cool to be invited to something like this in real life. You never know what you might find out! You could end up making some new friends etc.
I think my favorite scene was at the beginning. I can relate to what happened. I'm not a big fan of crowds either but I would respect my friends and show up either way it went. I kind of had to snicker at how and where they ended up. 
I love Rachel's books. I love her stories and how they can be very realistic and believable!! Her writing is amazing!! She definiately wrapped up the ending to this story very well even though it had very little Christian messegaes in it but I still loved it anyway. 
I ended up staying up all night and finishing it. 
Wonderful plot and Characters that you can believe in and some you can even make friends with. 
Either way I hated to say goodbye to them.  I am going reread this when it comes out in print. I'm also going to ask my library to order it so I can.

My thanks to Prism Tours for a complimentary copy of this book. NO compensations were received and all opinions 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.

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  1. Great review. I love multi-POV stories! Thanks for your honest perception!


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