Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Blog Tour ~ Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver



Delighted to host a stop on this lovely blog tour


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Penguin
30 January 2020

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of this tour today


Two Lives. Two Loves. One Impossible Choice.

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 car 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.

But then something inexplicable happens, which gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened. But what if there's someone in in her new life who wants her to stay?


What did I think about it..

Throughout the whole of Lydia Bird's story we move seamlessly through a myriad of emotional connections, it will make you laugh out loud one minute, and cry big sobby tears the next, and you won't want to stop turning the pages until Lydia and Freddie's story is complete in all its beautiful detail. I loved Lydia from the start, she's feisty and funny and yet is so consumed by an all encompassing grief that it dominates her every waking thought, she stumbles through her days, only to seek oblivion in comforting thoughts of Freddie.

Those who have experienced great loss will know that gut wrenching emptiness which fills you up and the thought of having just one more glimpse of a loved one is so very tempting that you would do anything to bring them back. With sensitive and compassionate detail the author has captured the very essence of that longing and even though we know, right from the start, that Freddie Hunter is dead, that doesn't stop him from being one of the central characters in The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. What follows is a heartwarming and touching story which will steal your heart and break it into a million small pieces.

I'm deliberately not giving anything of the story away as that would be unforgivable as this beautifully written story should be allowed to evolve without any spoilers, however, it is safe to say that I absolutely loved every minute of reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird and right from the very start I became totally engrossed in both of her lives, neither one outshining the other and both are equally compelling.

Back in 2018 I was privileged to read an early copy of this author's debut novel. At the time of reviewing One Day in December I wrote " it gave me a joyful feeling that comes from reading written magic ". After reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird I am still of the opinion that this talented author is a magical weaver of tales, and with each successive story I am sure that she will continue to give us more of her special blend of written magic.


Recommended: Absolutely ✅ It's a perfect read for for lovers of romantic fiction.




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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