Genre: Romantic Comedy of Self-Discovery
Publication Date: January 2018
Publisher: HQ, Harper Collins
Estimated Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes
In The Start of Something Wonderful we follow Emily's attempts to make her dream of being an actress come true, something she's longed to become since she was a young girl.
As she lurches from one disaster to another, there are plenty of funny moments where I found myself giggling as Emily gains and then promptly loses an assortment of jobs, none of which she was suitably qualified for from selling jewellery to cleaning offices, just to make ends meet while she waits for her big break.
Author Jane Lambert's enthusiastic reading was so easy to listen to, and the various sound effects such as the Italian opera music and audience sound all added to the atmosphere.
I really warmed to Emily, she was open and honest and I could imagine her being a fantastic best friend.
Some of the characters were larger than life, especially the Joanna Lumley soundalike Portia, acting teacher. I loved her!
The Start of Something Wonderful is a fabulous read, with chaotic situations, but full of warmth and honesty, giving an insight into the unpredictable world of thespian life!
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