The Fifth Avenue Story Society Read ☆ 2

Review The Fifth Avenue Story Society

The Fifth Avenue Story Society Read ☆ 2 Æ An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own storiesExecutive assistant Lexa is eager for a much deserved promotion but her boss is determined to keep her underemployedLiterature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart as welUck just wants a second chance with his kidsAging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriageCoral ueen of the cosmetics industry has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion dollar empireWhen all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society they suspect they’re. Three and a half starsFive New York strangers receive an unexpected invitation to The Fifth Avenue Story Society Each of them has no idea where the invitation came from or who sent it But they each decide to go and check it outJett is a literature professor who is procrastinating about submitting his dissertation on Gordon Phipps Roth for publication Doubts have been raised in the past over the validity of Roth’s work But Roth has always been a hero to Jett Jett is also dealing with a broken heart having lost his brother Storm and then his wife LexaLexa is looking to be promoted to CEO but her boss doesn’t seem to see the problem and refuses to see how much of a work load she has carried without the reuisite status and remuneration The relationship between Lexa and Jett is still strained How will she go seeing him every week in this story societyChuck knows he has made mistakes in the past but he has paid a high price It has cost him time with his two children Can he hope to change his ex wife’s mind and gain access to his kidsEd the eldest of the five people wants to write the story of his marriage and his loved wife Esmeralda But is he prepared to acknowledge and write the truthCoral has broken her engagement to a real live prince and now is in danger of facing ruin of the multi million cosmetics empire her family has built upWhen these five come together they have no idea who sent the invitation of why they have been chosen Initially they are wary and distrustful but over time they let down their guard and friendships form as they learn about each other and their lives As a reader I learned about them too and came to care about their individual storiesThis book had me thoroughly engaged until about three uarters of the way through when it suddenly morphed into something I was not expecting From that point on it became extremely Christian oriented and preachy After I finished the book and read the note from the author at the end I discovered that what I found the jarring point is the main point the author believed God was telling her to write I’m not doubting that at all Just suggesting that since it was so important it should have been introduced earlier and not left till so late in the book As a Christian I still enjoyed the book though I did think the ending was too neatly tied up However I couldn’t help thinking a non Christian could end up feeling duped into thinking the book was one thing when it reality it turned out to be Christian fiction How you respond to this book may well depend then on your views and what you are expecting Overall I liked the characters and the story even if I had my doubts about one of the romances I loved the warm bookish cover of this one and enjoyed the study despite the misgivings mentioned above I really liked the interaction between the strangers given the differences in age groups and backgrounds of the participants

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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 strangersYet 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 . Rachel Hauck was on my to read list for a while now but this was my first read by her and know I understand why she is a favourite among my book reading friendsThis story about 5 strangers receiving a strange invitation to a story society was intriguing and the author executed it well by the way she introduced the characters hinting at their stories but slowly revealing as the story develops The story jumped between the characters but it was never confusing and the flowed well between all the characters and the story as a wholeThe characters were flawed had past hurts that influence their today and had to learn to face the truth to be able to move forwardThe Christian element came through towards the end This was about a group of lost souls who had to face truths and find the ultimate truthNow for those readers who prefer very clean reads this story included mention of adult romance which included mention of sexual intimacy and one heated kiss This is highly recommended to fans of contemporary fiction I will definitely read by this authorI received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

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The Fifth Avenue Story SocietyAn invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own storiesExecutive assistant Lexa is eager for a much deserved promotion but her boss is determined to keep her underemployedLiterature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol Gordon Phipps Roth might be a fraudUber driver Ch. When five strangers Jett Lexa Coral Chuck and Ed out of the blue get invited to the Fifth Avenue Literary Society Library they don’t understand what’s going on Gradually they get past their insecurities and start sharing some of the stories of their lives These strangers with no previous connection come to trust each other pour their hearts out and wrestle with each other’s stories to get to the truthsThis story starts with background stories of each of the invited Each has past issues they have been too afraid to deal with and prefers to keep secret But as they keep meting every Monday night they share and details and are bringing fresh new perspectives into each member’s life New input and new inspiration helps to reignite the lives of these somewhat stuck and lonely people Their relationships seem to develop and the support of the society helps the members reflect on their past and move through some hard issues They learn to love and be loved be cared for and respected as they get and involved and willing to be there for each otherI enjoyed the personal development we get to witness by following these individuals as members of the story society From being rather closed off when joining they learn to open up about their feelings and trusting the other members with the real truths about their lives The stories they share become and heartbreaking raw and honestThe plot presents each society member similar to diary entries where we get to follow their uniue process The writing draws me into how their lives feel to them from the inside with all the fear grief and hurt feelings they experience Going to the story society every Monday somehow adds to their lives and contributes to the healing they didn’t expect or seekThe members of the story society is a good cast of well developed characters I feel are easy to identify with as they have their individual issues they try to lie cover up or in other ways refuse to deal with leading to resentment and bitterness in their lives This makes them all believable real and special I appreciated the faith element mixed into the plot which intensified towards the endMy favorite of the characters is Lexa Wilder who is personal assistant in a burger chain I am delighted to see her finally stand up for herself work wise Her eyes get abruptly opened when she understands she really has caught the wrong end of the stick Realizing this she has to figure out what she wants and make a tough adjustment I felt the writing was vivid In my mind’s eye I could see how the Fifth Avenue Story Society Library might actually look like Fascinating how the meetings were held in surroundings of antiue furniture floor to ceiling bookshelves and dusty carpets I envisioned maybe it might look something like a mini version of the library at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movieThis is the first book I read from Rachel Hauck but she will be on my radar from now on and I will be on the lookout for of her previous works as well as future releases I would recommend The Fifth Avenue Story Society to fans of Rachel Hauck and readers of romance genreI received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own