I received a copy of Miracle On 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. You may recall that I reviewed Sarah Morgan’s books Sleepless In Manhattan and Sunset In Central Park over the summer. This book is the 3rd in the trilogy, this time focusing on Eva, the third of the set of three friends that we met in the earlier books in the series.
“Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she’s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner. Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?”
While the description may sound cheesy, this book, like Morgan’s other books, was not solely a romance, but also focused on other themes. Eva recently lost her grandmother, who raised her, and Lucas is still coping with the loss of his wife, who passed away a few years ago. Although in most ways the two characters appear to be opposites, they provide for one another what they each seem to lack in their lives. As they grow to appreciate each other’s company, they also learn to appreciate their differences. There is more to both characters than they originally saw on the surface, and it is lovely getting to know them in this book.
I think of the three books in the series, I may have enjoyed this one the most. However, the other two are just as good and any of them would make great holiday or down-time reading!
What have you been reading lately?