Another beautiful romance by Josie Silver which you will not want to put down, meet The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’ve been together for almost a decade, and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible.
But she’s wrong. Because on her 27th birthday, Freddie dies in a tragic accident.
So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob ’til her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to live her life well. So, enlisting the help of his best friend and her sister Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world and starts to live – perhaps even to love – again.
Then something unbelievable happens, and Lydia gets another chance at her old life with Freddie. But what if there’s someone in her new life who wants her to stay?
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I’ve read another of Silver’s called One Day in December which I LOVED, so I had pretty high hopes for Two Lives. Rest assured, it is JUST as good. Love love looooove.
This book has everything you could want in a romance – the moments to make you laugh and tear up a little. The big dramatic moment is at the beginning, but the pace stays the same keeping you on a tense high throughout.
It covers the topic of grief with elegance, intertwining it with romance/ love in a perfect way. It’s not your typical ‘here’s a guy to sweep you off your feet’ book, but actually different and there’s more to it.
Silver has a real talent for writing so beautifully; paragraphs switch between ‘awake’ and ‘asleep’, which was clever. The book had unexpected twists without being too ‘in your face’, and it was just all-round perfect and well done.
I can’t wait to read more by this author. I seldom read romances but when I do now, I’ll be reaching for a Josie Silver. Auto-buy is on for this author.
10/10 recommend for romance lovers. Whether you need a book to pick you up or a contemporary read to keep you engaged, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is for you.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird, Josie Silver, RRP £7.99 (paperback); Book Depository