The Fifth Avenue Story Society Blog Tour + Review

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

About the Book

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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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. Visit her online at RachelHauck.com; Facebook: RachelHauck; Twitter: @RachelHauck; Instagram: @rachelhauck.

Read an Excerpt

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Review

The Fifth Avenue Story Society
is the third book that I have read by Rachel Hauck, and I must say that I find myself becoming more of a fan with each book I've read. As she did with her Wedding Dress series, Rachel has once again created this beautiful story that takes us beyond reality...weaving a bit of magic- or rather divine intervention- into our every day realities...and I absolutely loved it.

I will admit it was a bit of a slow start to begin with though. There are a lot of key players in this story and so it took some time to get everyone straight. Even aside from that, I didn't find it to be a super fast paced story. Typically, that is what I crave in a good book, but for this one that slower pace just worked. We learn more about the truths of these five very different individuals slowly as the book goes on, giving us just enough to keep us wanting more. That gave it a bit of a mysterious feel to it... who sent the invitations? why these five? what secrets were they holding back? As their stories came out, I loved this reminder of how our past and the secrets we hide can weigh us down.

The characters are truly what made and drove this book. They all have issues they are working through and it is through this society and their unusual friendship that they were able to do so. I have always believed that God has a way of putting just the right people in our lives at just the right time, and this is quite the beautiful illustration of just that sentiment.

Though you certainly get the idea of a higher power at work right from the very start, it wasn't until the end that more of those Christian themes started really coming out. Those looking for more in your face Christian fiction might not appreciate that, but I enjoyed it myself. I feel like it was one that could be enjoyed by a wide variety of audiences, perhaps even those who don't typically read the genre.

Overall, this was a really beautiful read and one I would certainly recommend.

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