Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Book Review ~ The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck


Title:  The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck
Pages:  400
Date Published:  February 4, 2020
Publisher:  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 bare 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.
My Thoughts:
"The Fifth Avenue Story Society" was my First Book of 2022!

It is my goal to read 1 book per week this year and post a Book Review on Wednesday (usually).  With the holiday this past weekend and a family function Monday, it meant I had some serious reading to do today.  And I didn't mind at all!

Once I got really started on this book, I didn't want to put it down.

When I first downloaded the book, I wasn't sure how well I would do reading 5, yes 5, POVs in one book.  But... I LOVED IT!

Usually when there are multiple POVs, I'll have a favorite that I'll want to rush through the others to get back to.  But this book...each and every POV was just as spectacular as the rest.  I wish it wouldn't have ended!  I'll miss Coral, Lexa, Jett, Chuck and Ed.  See, I'm on first name basis with them :)

I loved the mystery behind the invitations and the elusive Gilda, the librarian.  I loved all the twists and turns.  I loved it all--from beginning to end.

If you can't tell, I loved this book!  hehe

I don't often give 5 star ratings but "The Fifth Avenue Story Society" gets one from me.  You must read it, if you haven't already.  If you've read it, I'd love to know what you thought!

I downloaded this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Onto the next book!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book. I might add it to my TBR pile.


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