Hallmark Channel material…
There is a certain quality to Hallmark Channel movies; they are usually captivating romances with realistic characters that overcome struggles to find happiness. Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan would make a wonderful Hallmark Channel Christmas movie!
Christmas in New York City can be a magical time, the lights and holiday cheer permeate the city. But for some this festive atmosphere only serves as a reminder of the happiness they are missing. Lucas Blade, a best-selling crime writer, is dreading the holidays for this very reason. A book deadline and the pending anniversary of his wife’s death prompt him to lie to his family about taking a trip to New England and hole up in his Manhattan penthouse. His lovable grandma hates to see him unhappy and hires Eva Jordan, who has assisted her on many occasions, to surprise Lucas in preparing his penthouse for Christmas and filling his freezer with her amazing dishes. A building blizzard outside is nothing compared to the shock Eva has that the penthouse not vacant and the surprise Lucas receives, but not in the way his grandmother intended, when a strange women comes waltzing into his home.
I know you might be thinking this sounds like a cheesy canned romance, but it’s really not. Sarah’s characters are rich and unique, I loved Eva’s optimistic personality and snarky attitude. She is such a wonderful writer, she artfully develops a realistic story line and relationship between Lucas and Eva, that you are quickly engaged in this drama. It’s not love at first sight by any means but the slow awakening of an attraction and friendship. It’s when they are no longer together that they realize how significant they have become to each other. But is it too late for love? The Hallmark moment will leave you in smiles!
Miracle on 5th Avenue is a light, easy read that would be great to hole up with on a cold, snowy weekend.