The Fifth Avenue Story Society – Book Review

Hello all!!! Another book review for today, The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck!

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by [Rachel Hauck]

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.

No. of pages:- 400 pages

Date published:- February 4 2020

Genre:- Women’s Fiction/ Christian Fiction

Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She is a Christy Award Winner and a double RITA finalist. Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Club. She is also the recipient of RT’s Career Achievement Award.

Her book, Once Upon A Prince, was filmed for an original Hallmark movie. The Wedding Dress, The Wedding Shop and A March Bride have all been optioned for film.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, and a former sorority girl, Rachel and her husband live in central Florida. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

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I listened to this book through the audio book, through Scribd. I have wanted to read this book

The story consists of five characters–Jett who is a professor at NYU struggling with the fact that one of his favorite authors Gordon had a ghost writer, as he was working on a book about Gordon’s life, Lexa, who is dreaming of becoming a CEO but her boss always keep her underemployed, Chuck who is an Uber driver who desperately wants to see his children but cannot due to restraining order made by his ex-wife, Ed, who is writing a memoir about his wife Esmerelda and Coral Winthrop, the heiress of a multimillion cosmetic company and who recently made headlines after she ran away from her own Royal Wedding. Each of them gets an invitation to join the Fifth Avenue Story Society. The five characters eventually meet together and soon, friendship grows between the characters and then romance too…

This story is mainly about the friendship, companionship and how each of these five characters support each other. Each of the characters has some sort of secret that they have managed to bury it themselves that as a reader, you are curious to know what those secrets really are and I must say, many of the characters in the story are quiet favorable though I found Jett sometimes annoying. The story was interesting, the author doing a great job, drawing the reader closer into the story. This story is told from the perspectives of these five characters so as a reader, we know what they are really struggling against. Jett and Lexa used to be married, Jett and Chuck met each other while being in a holdup cell. The story is well written and engaging. This is also a Christian Fiction and mention of God was in the story by the middle of the book, through Coral’s perspectives. The story itself is realistic.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book–I really loved the story, as it was engaging, entertaining and heart warming story that any one could enjoy. Worth Five Stars!

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