Right from the moment Eva Jordan stepped into the scene in Sarah Morgan’s Miracle on 5th Avenue, I knew I was going to be utterly enchanted by this book. I noticed a lot of similarities between myself and Eva—we’re both hopeless romantics, often say things without thinking them through first, and have a thing for broody men.
Thriller writer Lucas Blade wants one thing this holiday season: to grieve the anniversary of his wife’s death and to finally get started on his next bestseller before his deadline runs out. He has no interest in Christmas trees or decorations, but his well-meaning grandmother has other intentions when she hires Eva to brighten up his penthouse. Expecting Lucas to be out of town while she cares for his home, Eva’s first encounter with the brooding author has her feeling like she’s stepped in between the pages of one of Lucas’s books.
Though Lucas isn’t crazy about Eva’s cheerful presence at first, he soon discovers that if he’s going to meet his deadline, he needs her around to act as his muse. Likewise, Eva has her own intentions for Lucas, even though she doesn’t realize that he’s the one she needs to finally get her own happily ever after.
After reading a string of serious, tedious books, Miracle on 5th Avenue was exactly what I needed. That’s not to say that there aren’t serious or even sometimes sad moments in the book, because there definitely are, but they aren’t overwhelming. There is lots of humor in this romantic tale, and New York City truly became alive for me through Eva’s and Lucas’s experiences.
If you are looking for a book that will bring a smile to your face, make you want to fall in love right this instant, and make you believe in second chances and happily-ever-afters, Miracle on 5th Avenue is the one. I don’t often read Harlequin-style romances, but after reading this one, I think I need to pick them up more often than not.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She occasionally dabbles with her own fiction writing, particularly with the Young Adult and Paranormal genres. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and daughter.
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