When 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 reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.
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.
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.
- Sweet, contemporary stand-alone novel
- Book length: approximately 100,000 words
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
'In this exhilarating inspiration . . . Hauck inspires and uplifts with this mix of tales.'--Publishers Weekly
'Examining how the tales we tell have the power to hurt and to heal, Hauck's crossover novel is for both romance and inspirational readers. Its message will resonate with readers long after the last page.'--Library Journal starred review