The Start of Something Wonderful
by Jane Lambert
It’s never too late to follow your dreams….
Forty-year-old air stewardess Emily Forsyth thought she had everything a woman could wish for: a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, a designer wardrobe and a dishy pilot boyfriend. Until he breaks up with her…
Catapulted into a midlife crisis she wishes she’d had earlier, she decides to turn her life upside down, quitting her job and instead beginning to chase her long-held dreams of becoming an actress!
Leaving the skies behind her, Emily heads for the bright lights of London’s West End – but is it too late to reach for the stars?
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
What a wonderful, uplifting story that proves it’s never too late to go after your dreams!
Emily is a woman who likes the finer things in life and really has the life a lot of people would want. She is a stewardess and travels to great locations and a great boyfriend. However, her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend breaks up with her. She waited for years for him to finally ask her to be his wife, and now he has left her. She decides to completely upend her life and pursue her dream of becoming an actress at 40. This is the beginning of a journey full of ups and downs! I loved taking this trip with Emily.
Emily is a woman I’m sure a lot of women can relate to, especially us women who are in our 40s. It is a time of change no matter whether you have children leaving the nest or as Emily, you have a major life change. I admired her tenacity. She was reaching for dreams not many women would even attempt. As the title suggest, it really is the start of something wonderful for her. She is a completely different woman by the end of the book!!!
I’m pretty picky when it comes to audiobooks as I really have to like the narrator. The author, herself, narrated this one…she did a fabulous job. She really brought Emily alive for me. She made me really connect with her.
If you are looking for a great book with a great narrator, you don’t want to miss this one!!!!
Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor and voiceover artist in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in “Calendar Girls”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, “Deathtrap“, and most recently “True West” in London’s West End. She has recorded audiobooks for BBC AudioGo, Isis Publishing and HarperCollins. She is currently adapting “The Start of Something Wonderful” into a 6-part comedy drama for TV.