THE FIFTH AVENUE STORY SOCIETY
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 multi-million-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 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.
This book has sent me into a swoony dither of bibliophile delight! I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I started reading but Hauck delivered so much more than I anticipated. Absolutely love the whole idea of the mysterious Fifth Avenue Story Society. Loved the gentle hints that led to some startling conclusions about it's origin and function. :-) And the way the story is built up around the lives of these five strangers brought together for some unknown reason -- well, it all totally captivated me!
I can't even say I have a favourite character or story line. All of five of them wormed their way into my readerly affections and kept me riveted. And I love the way the author intertwined their stories, slowly revealing their secrets at just the right time for maximum impact. I couldn't tear myself away from these people!
And -- insert thrilling squeal here -- this is a Thomas Nelson published novel with an inspirational element! It starts subtly in the beginning, then gently grows until it makes a stunning impact by the end. One of the things that struck me most was how one person's faith journey has the power to create a ripple effect all around them, touching lives and preparing the way for others to follow. I experienced some thrilling goosebump moments during this read.
An exquisitely fulfilling character-driven story that reflects real life and love and the healing power God extends to us all.
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