The Start of Something Wonderful, Jane Lambert
Genre: romance, women’s fiction
Gah! Women’s fiction – how I hate that we have a whole genre for women, why dismiss books as being of interest to men….what price equality when we segregate ourselves. Rant over ;-0
So, I really wanted to like this book, its got a lead character who’s older, and as someone older myself that’s always interesting to find. Choosing a huge career change too was going to be interesting to read I thought.
Sadly though I felt sorry for Emily I just didn’t like her, found her friends gossipy, the humour felt forced and trying a little too hard and her trials on the way to acting were just plain hard going. What should have been fun to read became a chore for me and I didn’t finish. Sorry. I can see from Goodreads that others love this, and that’s great, but for me it wasn’t one that worked.
Stars: Two, DNF, some stories I love and others just don’t fit my taste, sadly this was one of those. Perfect for many readers, the story was fine it just wasn’t one that suited me.
Arc supplied for review by Netgalley and Publishers