Miracle on 5th Avenue
A romantic idealist and a cynical true-crime novel writer make an unlikely pair in Miracle on 5th Avenue, a corny, festive novel that will tug at your heartstrings.
Eva Jordan is a hopeless romantic who just wants to love someone and have them love her in return. Lucas Blade is a reclusive writer whose wife slipped on ice and died during the holiday season, and he’s still dealing with her loss. Lucas’s grandmother hires Eva’s event-planning and house-sitting service to lift Lucas’s spirits. Eva arrives at Lucas’s apartment, thinking it’s empty and planning to fill his freezer with food and decorate his house for Christmas. Little does she know, Lucas is holed away in his apartment to write his latest novel. Will Eva help Lucas get over his dead wife? Will Lucas finish his novel and learn to love again? Who are we kidding, it’s a romance novel. Of course there’s a happy ending.
Sarah Morgan ropes together a contrary couple in strange circumstances. Overall, the story was sweet, and the characters were deep. Morgan breathed new life into her romance novel heroine, giving her interests, passions, and a career. Eva was a realistic person. Miracle on 5th Avenue is one of the more romantic, yet realistic, holiday-themed romance novels out there.