Friday 28 February 2020

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Josie Silver

Guest Review
Julie Williams
I am delighted to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver. My dear friend and fellow reviewer, Julie Williams has very kindly agreed to review this one for me.

I was looking forward to this new novel by Josie Silver as I really enjoyed One Day in December so much and I am delighted to say that it did not disappoint.

I liked all the characters and the storyline of this weepy love story.

Lydia Bird’s life collapses when her fiancĂ© and love of her life Freddie Hunter dies tragically in a car accident while on his way to celebrate her birthday. Lydia has the support of her Mum and sister but her grief is so deep that she resorts to sleeping pills which she discovers enable her to transgress into a life where Freddie is alive.

At first she looks forward to these magical nights discovering what might have been but they take their toll on her and Lydia knows that living two lives is not only exhausting but unsustainable.

Her journey is inspiring as Lydia seeks ways to control her life again and although this is a tough read, it is a beautiful written love story.
This book has it all, birth, death, marriage and funerals, but most of all love that is shown from family and friends.

A fabulous sentimental read, which I found captivating to the very last page.

My thanks to Net Galley for the ARC, this is my own review.

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