Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Unbreakables” by Lisa Barr, Harper Collins Publishers, June 4, 2019
WOW! Lisa Barr, Author of “The Unbreakables” has written an intense, intriguing, sexy, controversial and emotional novel. The Genres for this Novel are Domestic Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Contemporary Fiction. The story takes place in North Grove in the United States and France. The timeline for the story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her dramatic characters as artistic, complex, complicated, and dysfunctional. This is a story of self-growth, self-worth, and discovery. I appreciate that the author describes the importance of family, friendship, and self.
On Sophie Bloom’s 42nd Birthday celebration, she finds out that her husband Gabe is the top cheater in an online dating line scandal. If that isn’t enough, Sophie gets an emergency phone call from her daughter studying in France. Her daughter’s heart is broken and she needs her mother. Sophie finds out other betrayals from friends. Happy Birthday, Sophie!!
Sophie leaves for France, broken, disappointed, and anxious. After helping her daughter, Sophie makes a list for herself to be able to live. She promises herself to smile more. Sophie is extremely artistic and at one time loved being a sculptor. A temporary disability, and raising a family stopped her dream. Sophie is now exploring what will make her happy. It’s almost like I am listening to the song, “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar”!. (Helen Reddy) Sophie reevaluates her life and makes decisions that will change everything forever.
I love that the author describes life, love, respect, loyalty self-respect and self-worth. I would highly recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy a thought-provoking story.