Book Review: The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert

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Published: January 5, 2018 by HQ Digital
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble both Kindle & Nook editions are $2.99
Category: Rom-Com, Chick-Lit

At age 40, Emily breaks up with her long time love, Nigel, and takes it as an opportunity to re-evaluate her life. She dreamed of becoming an actress, so become an actress she will do. I enjoyed how the story is one of reclaiming your life, at any age. It is a classic rom-com, chick-lit read: if you are looking for a beach read, or taking a short plane ride, this may be your jam.

Today during my SoulCycle workout, our instructor Christina P. (who is my ultimate favorite by the way – her playlists are the best!) was speaking words of motivation to keep us climbing up the hill. I paused and rather silly of me thought of the character Emily and my inner self told me: if she can put herself out there, than I sure as heck can add more resistance to my wheel. (Yes, I am aware I admitted this out loud. To be fair I just finished a relevant chapter and it was on my mind. And yes, I know she is not real, BUT author, Jane Lambert, was a stewardess who quit her job to become an actress in her 40’s, so to me…Jane is Emily)

But I digress. I enjoyed the read, it was cute and fun. I did get a bit confused at the many references to the Italian and German languages and wasn’t really sure if the next sentence was a translation or continuing of the conversation. I also was not a fan of the ending, believe me I get the ending and appreciated it – doesn’t mean I liked it. But, this is not a reason to avoid this book.

I am also a fan of UK authors – they are bloody brilliant 😉

If you read the book I would love to hear if you agreed or disagreed. Shout out to Stacey of Whispering Stories for the book recommendation; make sure to check out her review too!


I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

12 thoughts on “Book Review: The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert

  1. Thank you for your smashing review on your lovely blog! It has made my day! I’m currently writing the sequel which takes place 2 years later. Without giving too much away, destiny has a funny way of bringing people together – or as my dear mum used to say, “What’s for you, won’t go by you.”! x

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