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BLOGWORDS – Saturday 15 February 2020 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-SATURDAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE FIFTH AVENUE BOOK SOCIETY by RACHEL HAUCK

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-SATURDAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE FIFTH AVENUE BOOK SOCIETY by RACHEL HAUCK

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Book:  The Fifth Avenue Story Society

Author: Rachel Hauck

Genre:  Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction

Release Date: February 4, 2020

 

THE BLURB

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.

 

Get your copy of the book here.

 

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

Read an excerpt here.

 

 

 

MY REVIEW

Ms. Hauck’s new story is reminiscent of Dame Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians minus the ominous tone, and set in a private room in a library rather than an isolated island. Five characters drawn together by no more than a curious invitation.

Like a well-crafted time-slip story, The Fifth Avenue Story Society weaves the lives of its otherwise disparate members into a single thread, criss-crossing until a colorful and beautiful tapestry emerges. Ms. Hauck takes each of her characters on a journey of self-discovery, forcing them to dig deep—and anointing them with healing.

So many things in this story that resonate deeply with this reader—the bond between friends, the individual histories of the characters, the courage to face their pasts and embrace their future, and the books! Of course the books.

Though seemingly a random selection of random people, they soon discover that each has something the others need—so true in life; the most random people sometimes have the very thing we need.

Of the books I’ve read by this author, this story far outshines them all. Perhaps it’s more reminiscent of an invitation written two thousand years ago…

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

ALL | THE | FEATHERS!

 

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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