The Unbreakables

Jun 4, 2019 | 352 pages

About The Unbreakables

The author with “La Vie” by Marc Chagall at the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The brilliant painting is featured in THE UNBREAKABLES.

Lisa Barr delivers this 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 vivre — a lust for life, art, and steamy sex.



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The worst birthday ever might just be the gift of a lifetime….

It’s Sophie Bloom’s forty-second birthday, and she’s 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 online dating site for married couples was hacked. Thirty-two million cheaters worldwide have been exposed … including Sophie’s “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 desires—not her husband’s, not her daughter’s—and rediscovers with painful honesty and humor her essence as she reawakens both her sensuality and her ambitions as a sculptor..

As she sheds her past and travels the obstacle-filled off the 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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Recent Book Reviews

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 Orphan’s Tale

Lisa Barr has written a fun, sexy, satisfying tale of a woman getting her groove back. From the Rodin Museum in Paris to the South of France, The Unbreakables has unexpected moments of warmth and human connection, and charts a woman’s journey back to herself.

Cristina Alger

national bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife

The Unbreakables is a sensual, evocative story about a woman scorned taking the necessary risks to find herself again. From the suburbs of Chicago to the south of France, Barr takes us on an exhilarating journey through love, lust, betrayal, friendship and family. A fabulous read!

Elyssa Friedland

author of The Intermission

Artful, feminist, and emotionally gripping. The Unbreakables is a remarkable tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak and adversity.

Helen Hoang

author of The Kiss Quotient

The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr is an empowering read about love, sex, friendship, and everything in between.

Brenda Janowitz

PopSugar Books Correspondent

This exquisitely wrought novel will appeal to readers who believe in the redemption of new beginnings.

Publishers Weekly

An impossibly sexy read of love, friendship, and art.


An impossibly sexy read of love, friendship, and art.


Lisa Barr's exceptional contemporary storytelling delivers unforgettable characters, surprising twists and a passionate tale of self-discovery and forgiveness that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Patricia Sands

author of the bestselling Love in Provence series

A macaron of a novel...


Great Thoughts "Summer Reads"

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