Things are darn near perfect for Alex Fisher: she runs a successful business with the love of her life, her husband and the father of her two great kids. She's managed to sail through nearly forty years without so much as a hiccup. That is, until the night her husband announces he would like to make a change--a change that has apparently been going on for months without Alex's knowledge. Yes, he has been having an affair with her office assistant, aka Alex's friend.
Suddenly Alex is bouncing through divorce, through her daughter's subsequent rebellion, and through the big questions of who Alex herself really is and what she really wants.
No longer living the dream, Alex uses her calm logic, internal dialogue, and sizzling wit--not to mention her friends--to turn the shock of a lifetime into an adventure of self-discovery that takes her from the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea, to the Utah wilderness, and finally, along the impoverished streets of Peru.
In this universal take, told through a unique voice, Alex finds that no one escapes unscathed--but we can all have a good laugh and some major personal growth along the way. A humorous, compassionate, and honest look at how the worst time in one's life ultimately leads to unexpected fulfillment and authenticity.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alex Fisher thought she had it all, lovely children, great job, and a happy marriage. That was until her husband James delivered a bombshell. He’d been having an affair and was leaving her, for someone she presumed was a friend. Unliving the Dream is about Alex needing to find another life story for herself, and her two children Lily and Jack. I usually really like books of self discovery, and there were parts of the book that I really enjoyed, but for some reason, that I’m not sure of, this just missed the mark for me, personally. I particularly liked the way the prologue opened with Alex asking questions in her head. I also really liked the way Sandra portrayed Alex never giving up on her daughter Lily. The plot was interesting, the characters realistic, and the setting perfect. Overall it was an easy read, and a book to choose if you like stories about family relationships and self discovery. For me, I just didn’t connect with it, and it took me quite a while to get through it.