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The Unbreakables
The Unbreakables: A Novel | Lisa Barr
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A delicious, sharp novel about a woman who jets off to France after her perfect marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while rediscovering her own joie de vivrea lust for life, art, and steamy sex. Readers will delight in this effervescent cocktail of second chances, female strength, mother-daughter bonding and the truths that set us free. Smart, sure and sexy, The Unbreakables is unforgettable. Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphans Tale The worst birthday ever might just be the gift of a lifetime Its Sophie Blooms forty-second birthday, and shes ready for a night of celebration with Gabe, her longtime, devoted husband, and her two besties and their spouses. Dinner is served with a side of delicious gossip, including which North Grove residents were caught with their pants down on Ashley Madison after the secret on-line dating site for married and committed couples was hacked. Thirty-two million cheaters worldwide have been exposedincluding Sophies perfect husband. To add insult to injury, she learns Gabe is the top cheater in their town. Humiliated and directionless, Sophie jumps into the unknown and flees to France to meet up with her teenage daughter who is studying abroad and nursing her own heartbreak. After a brief visit to Paris, Sophie heads out to the artist enclave of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. There, for the first time in a long time, Sophie acknowledges her own desiresnot her husbands, not her daughtersand rediscovers her essence with painful honesty and humor, reawakening both her sensuality and ambitions as a sculptor. As she sheds her past and travels the obstacle-filled off beaten path, Sophie Bloom is determined to blossom. Allowing her true self to emerge in the postcard beauty of Provence, Sophie must decide what is broken forever...and what it means to be truly unbreakable.
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BookNAround
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Panpan

Lisa Barr can write but I just couldn‘t connect with the main character or believe many (any?) of the plot contrivances. Sure, it‘s about a woman whose “perfect” life has crumbled and is tryin to reclaim her sexuality and her art but it was repetitive and unbelievable. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/11/review-unbreakables-by-lisa-barr.html

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palmerspageturners
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book! The perfect weekend vacation read. A must read if you love books set in France.

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mcctrish
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Mehso-so

Read in a day and a nice palate cleanser after all things Gilead. I enjoyed all the art references, especially the Rodin museum that I have been to and love. It was a bit more erotic than I was expecting but 🤷🏻‍♀️wouldn‘t spend money for it, thank god for the library

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mcctrish
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It‘s not quite the light hearted break I thought it would be after leaving Gilead but I will be done it in a day. Praise Be the glorious last blast of summer weather in Southern Ontario

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BookNAround
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When you have dying veggies and cookout leftovers in the fridge, it‘s amazing what you can pull together for lunch! My next read looks pretty good too.

Tamra Yum! 3mo
TorieStorieS You are making me hungey!! 😁 3mo
Bookwormjillk Yummy 😋 3mo
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lilpumpkin2.0

August 5, 2019 Hey everybody! Hope you are having a fine chill Monday ( unless you are working ). I am so happy because I am more than halfway through the book. It has been a "interesting" time reading so far. But whenever I choose a book, especially lately, it hasnt been too positive. I NEVER expect to come across erotic moments but that has been the case.

lilpumpkin2.0 @Marilyncjackson What books have you read 4mo
Marilyncjackson I have not read any books by the author you have tagged. As far as books ever I have read a ton, last month I read The Cat Who Could Read Backwards and that was it. None of the other books I started kept me interested. This month I am trying to read Dark Alchemy. 4mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @Marilyncjackson are you a fiction, nonfiction, romantic, or all types of reader? 4mo
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Marilyncjackson @lilpumpkin2.0 all types but I prefer fiction. I like mystery, romance, fantasy, and gothic the most. I do not like sci-fi very much. 4mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @Marilyncjackson Can you recommend a few fiction that are mystery and fantasy? 4mo
Marilyncjackson @lilpumpkin2.0 so sorry I did not answer this earlier I think I missed it my busy week. If you want mystery and fantasy it is usually an urban fantasy. That means it will more than likely be contemporary setting with magic and paranormal. Do you want there to be erotic moments or to stay away from that for the most part? 4mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @Marilyncjackson it can have some erotic moments but i am a person who doesnt exactly care for it. I mean if it has that as part of the book fine. 4mo
Marilyncjackson @lilpumpkin2.0 Ok here are a couple of urban fantasy‘s I suggest they are series: number one in my list is Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files. It is fun, it is dark, and it reminds me of classic Noir with magic. Second would be Seanan Macguire books. I like the October Day series better than InCryptid, but I have been told I don‘t know what I am talking about. 4mo
Marilyncjackson @lilpumpkin2.0 continuing on: there is Alex Bledsoe‘s Tufa books they start with the Hum and the Shiver I think they are beautiful and love them. They don‘t follow the same people but they follow the same area (I can‘t tell you more or I will give away a lot). And then Debora Blake‘s Babba Yagga Serise that starts with Wickedly Dangerous. 4mo
Marilyncjackson They are adult books so sex does pop up but it is not erotica and doesn‘t last long. The main plot in these is a mystery except the Hum and the Shiver that is more a mystery about the place and if the MC will adjust back to living there. Full disclosure I am friends with some of these authors on various platforms and talk to them, but I found them through their books. (I found the books through my librarian). 4mo
Marilyncjackson Let me know if you want more recommendations. And if you like or dislike any of the books I mentioned 4mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @marilyncjackson wow. Incredible. Thanks so much for the recommendations. ill look into them when i have more time and in need of another book to read... Still reading books. Never getting bored of them. (edited) 4mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @marilyncjackson please tell me which order i should read the books in. Like rate them each and write a numbered list. Also please tag other ppl that you follow on Litsy 4mo
Marilyncjackson Ok well I read them in order from first in series. But I will get you a list as soon as I can. 4mo
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lilpumpkin2.0
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Mehso-so

August 2, 2019 Sorry for the gap of time. I have been busy during the summer! Summer?!! Yes, even when it is summer im busy... Got a head start on this book. First book i read by Barr. She is a good author but what i have read so far does make it that much different from other books I have read.

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Mugginsbooks
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. It was a fast entertaining read that kept me flipping the pages till the very end. Did it live up to the hype that so many have labeled this read? For me not so much. Like I said I found The Unbreakables entertaining, but I also found it unbelievable. I couldn‘t connect with any of the characters. I couldn‘t step inside the book and see myself doing the things the main character did while dealing with a life changing situation. I#