About the Book
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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In My Opinion
I’ve enjoyed any book written by Rachel Hauck, but with The Fifth Avenue Story Society, she exceeded all of my expectations.
From the ensemble cast (I can’t imagine the work of plotting and organization that went into each of these five people’s stories that made them so real) to the references to Hauck’s previous books (both specifically with The Writing Desk and generally with allusions to the Royal Weddings series), Hauck delivers a novel filled with a little bit of everything. Romance, lost love, mystery, family, and much more are all in there.
In fact, I can’t even choose a favorite character from this one because they are so well developed. Even though they have different backgrounds and stories, this group somehow goes together. As they get to know each other and open up to share their pain, challenges, fears, regrets, and dreams with each other week to week, they form life-changing and lasting friendships.
This book has earned a permanent place on my re-read shelf.
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About the Author
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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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