Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for The Fifth Avenue Story Society, the latest from the wonderful Rachel Hauck! Rachel is one of those authors that I just know I am going to enjoy the story. I don’t even need to read the back of the book – I just dive in. 🙂
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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There is a lot going on in this story, and part of me can’t tell if it’s good or bad. Let me try to explain. There are essentially five stories rolled into one. It’s a lot for my brain to wrap around. And yet, I found myself intrigued by each and every storyline, wondering how they would all come together. It did take me about a third of the book until I had each storyline down – who worked where and what their backstory was. But once I did, it was smooth sailing.
Jett and Lexa are probably going to be most people’s choice for favorite storyline, but I have to admit that I kind of liked Coral’s the best. Here’s this young girl who pretty much got an empire handed over to her, but doesn’t seem to be doing well with it. She had to come to a point where she realized that she was worth something, and she could do it. Something I can personally relate to, and think a lot of readers might relate to.
This book is different then what I am used to ready by Hauck, but I still enjoyed it. If you’re looking for an uplifting story, then look no further. Hauck has a knack for writing stories that will leave a reader encouraged. If you don’t like a lot of storylines at once, then perhaps this isn’t the book for you. But if that doesn’t bother you, then I highly recommend checking out Hauck’s latest.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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.
Read an excerpt here.
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