Book Review: Unbridled: A Memoir

unbridledUnbridled is a memoir by Barbara McNally.  While it may have appeared that Barbara had it all, she strayed and next think was divorcing from her husband.  She ends up taking a few trips to try and find herself – first to Ireland where her luggage gets lost for the beginning of her trip and then to a nude resort in Jamaica.  I’m not sure if Barbara even knew exactly what she was looking for when she went on these trips, but I think she ended up finding out more about herself than she knew she would.

I enjoyed this book and the story of Barbara and her travels.  Her description of the places she was on her travels were great – it almost felt like I was in back in Jamaica again. It did take me a while to get into the book initially, but once we got to about mid-way through her Ireland trip, things seemed to click and it was smooth sailing from then on.

I received a free copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Everyone believed Barbara was living the American Dream. She married her college sweetheart, sustained him on his rise to success, and seemed to have the perfect marriage, the perfect family, the perfect home. But when she strayed and her matrimonial cookie crumbled, Barbara realized that to be more than a just a wife… she’d have to get a life.

Following the lead of her adventurous late grandmother, she set off to overcome her fears and find her independence. While exploring Ireland, the land of her ancestors, she danced with horsemen and communed with priestesses.

Somewhere along the way, she discovered parts of herself that had been missing from her life. Something she’d longed for without knowing it. She tasted freedom and wanted more

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