The Start of Something Wonderful: a fantastically feel-good romantic comedy!

The Start of Something Wonderful: a fantastically feel-good romantic comedy!

by Jane Lambert

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ISBN-13: 9780008283902
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 214,363
File size: 1 MB

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The Start of Something Wonderful: a fantastically feel-good romantic comedy! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I enjoyed the book, but not the ending. It felt unfinished.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Inspiring, humorous, and heartfelt! The Start of Something Wonderful is a delightfully affecting tale that takes us on a journey into the life of Emily Forsyth as she courageously decides at forty to reinvent herself and give up all the luxuries she's become accustomed to and follow her life-long dream of becoming an actress. The writing style is light and genuine. The characters are fun-loving, realistic, quirky, and likable. And the amusing plot is filled with hope, heartbreak, infidelity, friendship, family, dreams, romance, awkward moments, entertaining mishaps, yummy food, and an insight into the crazy world of theatre production and movie making. Overall, The Start of Something Wonderful is an engaging, effortless read that highlights that at any age it's possible to start over and live a happy, rewarding, fulfilled life you just have to commit and jump!
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Emily Forsyth worked for Amy Air for most of her life, she had the beautiful apartment, flash car, enough designer items to open her own shop and a pilot boyfriend, Nigel, who she loved dearly. When Nigel announces that he’s leaving, Emily takes the news badly. After some pet talking from her friends she realises that it’s the perfect time to follow her heart and have a go at being an actress, a job she has always wanted to do, before it’s too late, or is 40 too late already? There has to be some sacrifices, though to becoming an actress including living in someones backroom instead of the swanky apartment, riding a bike not a flashy car and doing lots of low paid jobs just to bring some money in. Was Emily right to quit her job and follow her heart? Time will tell. The Start of Something Wonderful is pure chick-lit and a real joy to read. Emily is a lovely character, far stronger than she thinks she is. I mean, how many of us would have the bottle to change careers at 40? Especially if it meant giving up a life of luxury and stepping into the unknown – not many I would guess. From the opening chapter to the final page I was captivated by this book. It has that ‘just one more chapter’ pull, although my only crumble is that the chapters are really long, so that one more chapter could see me sat for another 20 minutes reading, although, that’s not something to really complain about! The plot is filled with lots of amusing scenes, weaved within uplifting, thought-provoking, heartwarming scenes. If you take anything away from this book, it is that it is never too late to follow your dream. You can tell from the writing that Ms. Lambert has first hand experience of Emily’s situation and if this book is anything to go by, as well as acting, she is also a brilliant novelist. I am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Lambert, and especially more about Emily.