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[Ebook] ➩ The Two Lives of Lydia Bird ➯ Josie Silver – Pv1.info romance intriguing plot pretty cover written by my five star author must buy 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 has than 400 pages it didn t feel like it.I wished it was longer, so I could spend time 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 one thing 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. In This Next Captivating Love Story From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of One Day In December, A Young Woman Is Reunited With Her Late Fianc In A Parallel Life But Is This Happy Ending The One She Really Wants 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 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 the relatable.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 reviewFor reviews and book related chat check out my blog Josie Silver s books are perfect for winter After falling in love with One Day In December, I was thinking this next book couldn t be as good, but I was thankfully wrong Lydia and Freddie are engaged, their love should last a lifetime but how long is a lifetime Sadly on Lydia s birthday, Freddie and his best friend Jonah are involved in a car accident and Freddie dies.Lydia is a great character, you can really feel her pain and despair at losing her true love Lydia wants to hide away but with help from friend Jonah and sister Elle, there may be light at the end of the dark tunnel.Then something happens, Lydia is given the chance to live her life again with Freddie, but at what cost And what if her happiness comes at a cost to others The journey of Lydia s grief is heartbreaking to read, but I loved her transformation from heartbroken to taking control of her life This story sends out hope to anyone who has lost someone close to them.This book didn t just tug at my heart strings, you stole my heart and kept it long after reading this book I cried loads and would keep telling my husband what was happening with tears streaming down my face Josie Silver writes about grief in a sensitive and understanding way where, with the help of friends and family, there is hope and maybe the start of a new life I can t recommend this book enough Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. 3 4 stars 3 The two lives of Lydia was an emotional ,heartbreaking read but also sweet My heart broke for Lydia and I was aching for her The whole book is about Lydia trying to come to terms living without Freddie.There were moments I find myself crying and others that I have a smile on my face.I loved the writing, it was fast paced and the characters were fantastic, not only Lydia but the rest too.The ending was sweet I just wanted a little bit of it This is the reason it wasn t a five stars.This one could easily become a movie One Day In December was one of my top books of 2019 I absolutely devoured it So, of course I was ecstatic to get my hands on Silver s new novel Well would it be any different for me to be the outlier on a book Nope haha I really struggled with this book and was a very very slow burn of a book I think the premise of the book was great Lydia adjusting to the love of her life Freddie dying in a car accident The concept of grief and coping is heavy throughout this book and felt of a darker mood The novel focuses on an interesting concept of Lydia in a dream like state still being with Freddy and having conversations etc real life with him Than Lydia goes back to her awake state and living in present of Freddy no longer being alive For some reason I couldn t connect with this one at all I hit 50 percent and was completely bored I m not sure why maybe the mood I was in But, this was just ok for me and nothing that hit home for me I felt the romance wasn t particularly there in this novel but maybe this was just a side note and it was focusing on moving on from grief death.Overall, I would give this one a try and maybe it s something you will love 3 stars for me on this one.Thank you to Random House Ballantine and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 3 3 20Published to GR 1 10 20 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. 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.

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