Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

A library is a home for everyone, and the New York Public Library was home to the superintendent and his wife.

Jack and Laura Lyons lived in the library in 1913.  How fun would that be?

The library in 1993 is the workplace of Sadie who is the granddaughter of Laura and Jack.

When rare books go missing, Sadie is accused simply because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and because her grandfather was accused of stealing rare books back in 1913.

We go back and forth in time and find out family secrets as well as get treated to the hidden rooms and fun facts about the New York Public Library.

Ms. Davis did marvelous research and weaved interesting facts into the book.

Historical fiction fans and those who have visited the New York public library will be fascinated with this book and again get to enjoy the pull-you-in writing style of Fiona Davis.

THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE is another fabulous read that you do not want to miss. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Fantastic, fabulous, and a must read.

    Another Fiona Davis gem.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I love this author, so I am eager to read this one. Plus...libraries are great settings.

    1. The setting is wonderful, and the book is outstanding.

      ENJOY when you read it, Laurel, and thanks for your comment.

  3. Great review! I just ordered this book and it should be here today and I'm so excited to read it!

    1. I know you will LOVE it.

      It is so good.

      ENJOY, and thanks for your comment, Lori