The Start of Something Wonderful

Written by Jane Lambert


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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 mid-life 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?

Don’t miss this heartwarming and uplifting debut, perfect for fans of Colleen Coleman and Cate Woods!




Enjoyable – and that little bit different!  4 stars

It’s not easy to walk away from a well paid job and a certain lifestyle, but that’s exactly what Emily does. Is it ever too late to follow your dreams?

Emily Forsyth traded her ideas of an acting career for a university degree and a life in the skies due to pressure from her family to get a ‘real’ job. When eight years with her boyfriend dreaming of a proposal turns out not to be her future, she decides to toss it all aside and finally chase the thespian life she has always hankered after. It’s an interesting journey, full of ups and downs, and one we travel along with her.

You have to be the bravest of the brave to put yourself through what Emily does and, when you know that the author followed the same path, it brings an authenticity to this novel. There are some really funny moments in this story, entwined with a real determination from the main character. It shows that if you want success, you have to be pro-active, dig your heels in, keep your head down and get on with it!

This is a good story, well told and one which opened my eyes to how hard it is to break into the acting profession. Never underestimate the importance of friendships .. they pull you up when you’re down and offer amazing support when you’re on the up! An enjoyable read, and one that’s just that little bit different.

My thanks to the author for bringing my attention to this book, and to NetGalley for my copy. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1656 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: HQ Digital
  • Publication Date: 5 January 2018
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Meet the Author



Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in “Calendar Girls”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” and “Deathtrap” in London’s West End. “Learning to Fly” is her debut novel.





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