An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.
The Fifth Avenue Story Society By Rachel Hauck
Christian Contemporary Romance | February 4th 2020 by Thomas Nelson
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 400 Pages
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.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Jett couldn't believe he was serving "jail time" when he simply tried to defend a woman's honor. He, along with Chuck who was fighting to defend his friend, were fortunate to be set free with no permanent charges.
A week later, they met again, both having received a mysterious invitation to The Fifth Avenue Story Society - what even was that? They, along with three others, including Jett's "ex" were left to ponder who sent the invitation and if there was any common denominator between them all. Intrigued. they each decided to continue attending a little longer, in hope of discovering this mystery.
This is an interesting, unique tale of how one event resulted in opening new discoveries in five individuals which changed each of their lives path forever. It is a story of freedom, unity, redirection, understanding, tolerance, acceptance, and many more topics.
The characters are mostly endearing and are all very altruistic. The scenes transpire into actual places in one's mind.
This was well worth reading. yet somewhat predictable.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
* I was gifted this book with no prompting of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Praise for the Book
"Hauck inspires and uplifts with this mix of tales." - Publishers Weekly
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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