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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 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 this is a complicated book for me to rate and review my immediate reaction is that i enjoyed it hence the 4 stars i must be a glutton for heartache, because loss of a significant other is a romance trope i actually quite enjoy, even though it breaks my heart every single time there is just something so comforting about seeing someone deal with unimaginable grief and become stronger because of it the heart surely is a resilient thing that being said, if i took the time to dissect and nit this is a complicated book for me to rate and review my immediate reaction is that i enjoyed it hence the 4 stars i must be a glutton for heartache, because loss of a significant other is a romance trope i actually quite enjoy, even though it breaks my heart every single time there is just something so comforting about seeing someone deal with unimaginable grief and become stronger because of it the heart surely is a resilient thing that being said, if i took the time to dissect and nitpick this muchthoroughly, i would find some aspects of the story that are a tad problematic mainly how freddies character is handled towards the end but i think i will just keep my thoughts focused on the positives of this book and see it for the heartfelt and touching story that it can be because this truly is a great representation of grief and coping and learning to love again 3.5 stars 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 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

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