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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird Lydia And Freddie Freddie And Lydia They D Been Together For Than A Decade, And Lydia Thought Their Love Was IndestructibleBut She Was Wrong On Her Twenty Eighth Birthday, Freddie Died In A Car AccidentSo Now It S Just Lydia, And All She Wants To Do Is Hide Indoors And Sob Until Her Eyes Fall Out But Lydia Knows That Freddie Would Want Her To Try To Live Fully, Happily, Even Without Him So, Enlisting The Help Of His Best Friend, Jonah, And Her Sister, Elle, She Takes Her First Tentative Steps Into The World, Open To Life And Perhaps Even Love AgainBut Then Something Inexplicable Happens That Gives Her Another Chance At Her Old Life With Freddie A Life Where None Of The Tragic Events Of The Past Few Months Have HappenedLydia Is Pulled Again And Again Across The Doorway Of Her Past, Living Two Lives, Impossibly, At Once But There S An Emotional Toll To Returning To A World Where Freddie, Alive, Still Owns Her Heart Because There S Someone In Her New Life, Her Real Life, Who Wants Her To StayWritten With Josie Silver S Trademark Warmth And Wit, The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird Is A Powerful And Thrilling Love Story About The What Ifs That Arise At Life S Crossroads, And What Happens When One Woman Is Given A Miraculous Chance To Answer Them I read to 53%, and was completely bored so I started skimming I then read the last 5% and realized I could not care less what happened between 53% and the ending so I set it aside.I enjoyed the authors last book but this one was not for me I m leaving it unrated. A beautiful, hypnotic love story Lucky Lydia She has it all Let s start with her charming Fianc Freddy, then there s her best friend and Freddies since they were school kids, Jonah And let s not forget her dear mom and sister She s positively over the moon happy with her picture perfect life Today is Lydias Birthday But there won t be anything happy about this day Life is about to take a serious turn for the worst after her Freddie is involved in a tragic accidentLydia is in the gri A beautiful, hypnotic love story Lucky Lydia She has it all Let s start with her charming Fianc Freddy, then there s her best friend and Freddies since they were school kids, Jonah And let s not forget her dear mom and sister She s positively over the moon happy with her picture perfect life Today is Lydias Birthday But there won t be anything happy about this day Life is about to take a serious turn for the worst after her Freddie is involved in a tragic accidentLydia is in the grips of immense grief and finds it quite impossible to move on Finally her sister steps in, taking her to get some much needed help First step sleep If Lydia can just sleep a few hours then maybe the healing process can begin She s given a prescription for a trial medication One that will let her sleep deeply and dream vividly But are these really just dreams Is she still able to have the life she always wanted When I read Josie Silver s previous book One Day In December I was captivated So when I saw her latest release was available, I was first in line And yup I loved this one evenJosie Silver writes from the heart A profound love story that touched my soul and left me once again in a puddle of tears An absolute must read for 2020 A buddy read with Susanne that we both loved Thank you to NetGalley Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and Josie Silver for an ARC to read and review Josie Silver follows the fabulous One Day in December with this in depth study of the heartbreaking grief and loss experienced by Lydia Bird when on her 28th birthday, her fiance, Freddie Hunter dies in a car accident, whilst his best friend, Jonah Jones, whilst injured, lives to walk free Lydia lived with Freddie in Shropshire, her whole life had revolved around him since they were fourteen years old at school and they were planning their wedding for the following year To say that Lydia s lif Josie Silver follows the fabulous One Day in December with this in depth study of the heartbreaking grief and loss experienced by Lydia Bird when on her 28th birthday, her fiance, Freddie Hunter dies in a car accident, whilst his best friend, Jonah Jones, whilst injured, lives to walk free Lydia lived with Freddie in Shropshire, her whole life had revolved around him since they were fourteen years old at school and they were planning their wedding for the following year To say that Lydia s life falls apart is an understatement, the overwhelming grief is too much for her, and adjusting to life without Freddie is not a scenario she can accept Silver uses the device of sleeping pills that offer Lydia the surprising pathway through lucid dreaming to continue her life with Freddie This allows her to escape the harsh, unforgiving landscape of grief and avoid passing through that challenging process sentiently.However, it means that her waking hours are to be endured and survived whilst she lives her real life with the love of her life with Freddie in her sleeping hours This is, of course, problematic for all those who love Lydia, her mum, and her best friend and older sister, Elle It takes her some time to become aware that they are supporting her through the wreckage of her life, the guardians of her sanity Her feelings towards Jonah are complicated and she just can t face him, even though her friendship with him is even longer than that with Freddie Through the years they have been a close knit trio, even though Lydia had resented him at times It is Jonah that helps her by getting her to attend a grief workshop when she really did not want to It takes almost 3 months before a fragile Lydia can make herself go back to work, only to understand that Phil, Ryan, Julia and Dawn have been there for her in ways that had just not crossed her mind.It begins to dawn on Lydia that she has reasons to live in the real world and slowly acknowledge the hitherto impossible concept that perhaps there will be someone for her after Freddie It is oh so hard for her to let go of Freddie but having to live without him is beginning to change her, she can no longer be the same woman she used to be, she must inevitably evolve Josie Silver writes a compulsive tear jerker, of a young woman having to come to terms with her world falling apart, struggling through the process of grief until she is strong enough to pick up the pieces of her life and forge a new path for herself It is Silver s wonderful writing, with bags of humour and her brilliant characters that makes this such a great read and I have no doubt that so many readers will absolutely love this Many thanks to Penguin UK for an ARC 3.5 starsLydia thought she and Freddie would be together forever Happily, ever after was her goal But life had other plans On her twenty eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident Initially, she shuts down and doesn t want to move on, doesn t want to go out Her sister and Mother try everything Finally, Lydia agrees to get some sleep in her room and NOT the couch This is where things get interesting In her dreams, Freddie is alive, and they continue living their lives together.Soon, 3.5 starsLydia thought she and Freddie would be together forever Happily, ever after was her goal But life had other plans On her twenty eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident Initially, she shuts down and doesn t want to move on, doesn t want to go out Her sister and Mother try everything Finally, Lydia agrees to get some sleep in her room and NOT the couch This is where things get interesting In her dreams, Freddie is alive, and they continue living their lives together.Soon, Lydia begins to go out into the world, but she also can t wait to get back and go to sleep Finally, with the help of Jonah, her sister, and Mother, Lydia begins to live again How can she move on What will life be like without Freddie Will she ever be able to live again I loved One Day in December and couldn t wait to get my hands on this book This one lacked the magic and pull of that book, but I still found this one to be enjoyable Mainly because I could relate to Lydia in this book In my 20 s I was engaged, and my fianc died in a car accident, so this one hit close to home with me Lydia s grief resonated with me and I could relate to her grieving process I thought Josie Silver did a great job with this.I will say that this one got a little slow in the middle and I struggled to maintain attention I would have liked it to move a little bit faster at this point The highlights for me were how grief as handled and the dream world that Lydia lived in with Freddie I also loved the relationship between Lydia, her mother, and sister.This book deals with loss, grief, moving on, starting over, family and love Thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review My thoughts and opinions are my own This was pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be and it was mostly delightful My only real complaint about this one is that it almost felt like it went on a little long for my personal tastes I was completely gripped for the first half seriously, I was crying like every other chapter , but I d be lying if I didn t say that the last third of the book lost my attention at times because the story dragged on for a bit too long Overall, this wasn t a perfect book, but it was a surpri This was pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be and it was mostly delightful My only real complaint about this one is that it almost felt like it went on a little long for my personal tastes I was completely gripped for the first half seriously, I was crying like every other chapter , but I d be lying if I didn t say that the last third of the book lost my attention at times because the story dragged on for a bit too long Overall, this wasn t a perfect book, but it was a surprisingly fun read given the subject matter and I do recommend if you re into romance and journeys of self discovery.TW death of a loved one, miscarriage, drug use sleeping pills Gotta love a book that has you sobbing in the wee hours of the morning Such was the case with Josie Silver s new book, The Two Lives of Lydia Silver.Life can change in a split second One second Lydia was waiting for her fianc , Freddie, to arrive at her birthday dinner the next second she learns that he was killed in a car accident on the way It s probably for the best if the last time you do something momentous passes you by unheralded the last time my mother collected me at the schoo Gotta love a book that has you sobbing in the wee hours of the morning Such was the case with Josie Silver s new book, The Two Lives of Lydia Silver.Life can change in a split second One second Lydia was waiting for her fianc , Freddie, to arrive at her birthday dinner the next second she learns that he was killed in a car accident on the way It s probably for the best if the last time you do something momentous passes you by unheralded the last time my mother collected me at the school gate, her hand reassuring around my smaller one, the last time my father remembered my birthday The last time I spoke to Freddie Hunter as he dashed back to see me on my twenty eighth birthday Do you know what the last words he said to me were Over and out Lydia and Freddie have been a part of each other s lives since high school, and she has loved him since she was 14 She doesn t know how to get through a day, let alone the rest of her life without him, but her family and friends try to help her navigate her grief.One day she discovers a world where Freddie is still alive, and there, her life goes on from that fatal night She cherishes every additional moment with Freddie and gets to envision picking out her wedding dress, the simple moments of sharing a life together Little by little, though, she begins to see that even the fairytale life she s witnessing has its rough spots in unexpected places.As she takes tentative steps to regain control of her life, she has to decide live for what could have been despite its challenges, or live for now, and be present for those who love you It s a difficult decision for Lydia to make There isn t a handy grief blueprint You don t get over losing someone you love in six months or two years or twenty, but you do have to find a way to carry on living without feeling as if everything that comes afterward is second best Sure, the premise of the book is a little unrealistic, but I just found it so moving and beautifully told I didn t always love Lydia s character but I just loved this story, and I so enjoy the way Josie Silver writes, having been totally besotted with her debut novel, One Day in December.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at Perfection That is the one word I would use to describe The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.This novel has stolen my heart with it s beautiful storyline, with the intensity of emotions it awoke in me.I honestly can t even remember when was the last time I fell in love with the book so hard If I m not mistaken, it was back in 2018 when I read One Day in December, that was one of my favourite reads that year.If nothing but it s not nothing, it s everything this book showed just how amazing Josie Silver Perfection That is the one word I would use to describe The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.This novel has stolen my heart with it s beautiful storyline, with the intensity of emotions it awoke in me.I honestly can t even remember when was the last time I fell in love with the book so hard If I m not mistaken, it was back in 2018 when I read One Day in December, that was one of my favourite reads that year.If nothing but it s not nothing, it s everything this book showed just how amazing Josie Silver of a writer is.She wrote two novels, and they both were stunningly written with emotional, heart shaking but beautiful plots, and characters one can t help but get attached to.I now am sure I don t want to ever miss a piece of work written by this incredible author I want to support her as long as my eyes can see, as long as my brain can recognize the sentences I loved the magical element that is the foundation of the story, but also how it affected the main character and the way the story developed.The story is written in first person, with Lydia as a narrator.It is beautifully written and even though the book hasthan 400 pages it didn t feel like it.I wished it was longer, so I could spendtime in this world, with these wonderful characters.I rarely cry while reading, but this book made me shed some tears.That one scene, with lighting up candles, was especially emotional It was my favourite scene in the whole story.The story wrapped up in the most satisfying way I hoped it would end up that way, and when it did, I was overwhelmed in a good way I approve it 100%.I will mention only onething I want to praise Josie Silver for mentioning my county, Croatia I was in Makarska many times in my life and I loved reading about it in one of the most beautiful books.In the end, if I could make you want to read one book from my recommendations list, I would chose this one, because I am sure it will touch many hearts and I hope it will move yours too.I am so thankful I had an opportunity to read this wonderful novel and I truly believe I will carry it in that part of my heart reserved only for favourite stories, for the rest of my life.Read this andreviews on my blog 5 Lovely Lyrical Magical Stars Do you believe in Magic In the possibility of getting back the life you lost For Lydia Bird, that possibility becomes a reality when her best friend and fianc Freddie Hunter passes away in a car crash and she discovers a magical way to be with him againBest Friends, the love of each other s lives, and hopeless romantics Lydia and Freddie had it all, until one day, that love was taken away from them, leaving Lydia s life in shambles Her mother, her sister a 5 Lovely Lyrical Magical Stars Do you believe in Magic In the possibility of getting back the life you lost For Lydia Bird, that possibility becomes a reality when her best friend and fianc Freddie Hunter passes away in a car crash and she discovers a magical way to be with him againBest Friends, the love of each other s lives, and hopeless romantics Lydia and Freddie had it all, until one day, that love was taken away from them, leaving Lydia s life in shambles Her mother, her sister and Jonah Jones her other best friend , are left to pick up the pieces Lydia doesn t know how she ll survive, until it happens Until she discovers a lovely and captivating way to be with Freddie What happens when her real life calls to her The place where she has begun to find her true self, to let go and begin again Torn in two, Lydia must make a choice In The Two Lives of Lydia Bird I found myself completely taken in, hypnotized and mesmerized, by Lydia, the idea of magic and true love Tears fell and I no ability to stop them I fell for Lydia, Freddie, Jonah, Elle, Ryan and all of Lydia s coworkers This novel cast a spell over me and then some It is lovely, lyrical, heartwarming and heart wrenching and I loved it with all of my heart I loved One Day in December Josie Silver s debut, and was eagerly awaiting her follow up and this does not disappoint This was a delightful buddy read with Kaceey, of course Thanks for sharing in this magical read with me Kaceey A Huge thank you goes out to Colleen Nuccio at Random Publishing House Ballantine, NetGalley and Josie Silver for the arc Published on Goodreads and NetGalley on 12.25.19 The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is the new novel by Josie Silver, the author of last year s women s fiction sensation One Day in December I enjoyed One Day in December but this book This book is on another level compared to that It is thoroughly gripping and truly emotional The story follows the titular Lydia Bird as she struggles to deal with life in the aftermath of her fianc Freddie s sudden and tragic death In the waking world we see Lydia shut down and find herself listlessly moving The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is the new novel by Josie Silver, the author of last year s women s fiction sensation One Day in December I enjoyed One Day in December but this book This book is on another level compared to that It is thoroughly gripping and truly emotional The story follows the titular Lydia Bird as she struggles to deal with life in the aftermath of her fianc Freddie s sudden and tragic death In the waking world we see Lydia shut down and find herself listlessly moving through her life She is given pills to help her to sleep and these pills somehow cause her to experience what I can best describe as lucid dreaming episodes in which her life with Freddie continues as normal past his death Lydia is torn between these two worlds and somehow needs to find her way through to a place where she can begin to rebuild her life This book is really brilliant how in how it creates a perfectly believable alternate life for Lydia that never felt strangely far fetched The narrative choices of this novel are wonderful at how they illustrate grief, loss and how such a monumentally life changing life event forces you to become a new version of yourself It was so moving to read about Lydia s struggles in her waking life and how these struggles began to subtly change her relationship with Freddie in the lucid dreaming world I really loved Lydia as a character I felt she was beautifully complex and quite an authentic feeling character in that she never felt overly perfect i.e a special snowflake style character but instead had flaws which made her feel all therelatable.I also really adored the relationships that the author created between Lydia and all the other characters Each relationship be it her romantic relationship with Freddie, her familial relationships with her mum and sister, or her friendship with life long friend and Freddie s bestie Jonah all felt unique and interesting to read about as the author really expertly and sensitively created relationships that at times were deepened and at others strained by the all encompassing grief that Lydia was going through The pacing of this story was nigh on perfect too I loved how the author took us on an approximate 18 month journey with Lydia in this book as it really helped to show how grief impacts a person in both the short and long term Nothing felt rushed nor did it feel too slow And to me the ending was incredibly satisfying and had the perfect tone of both sadness and optimism for the future perfectly bittersweet.I would definitely recommend this to people who enjoy getting swept away by emotional women s fiction.four and a half stars An e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewForreviews and book related chat check out my blog


About the Author: Josie Silver

Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty first birthday She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little midlands town in England.


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