The Two Lives of Lydia Bird




      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 indestructible.But she was wrong On her twenty eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.So 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 again.But 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 happened.Lydia 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 stay.Written 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. Read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – bluevapours.co.uk

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.


      The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
 By Josie Silver IBN : 0593135237 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 369 pages
  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
  • Josie Silver
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 0593135237

10 thoughts on “ The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

  1. jessica says:

    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 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 actua...

  2. Susanne Strong says:

    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 Lydias life in shambles Her mother, her sister and 5 Lovely Lyrical Magic...

  3. Kaceey says:

    A beautiful, hypnotic love story Lucky Lydia She has it all Lets start with her charming Fianc Freddy, then theres her best friend and Freddies since they were school kids, Jonah And lets not forget her dear mom and sister Shes positively over the moon happy with her picture perfect life Today is Lydias Birthday But there wont 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 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 st...

  4. Paromjit says:

    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 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 ...

  5. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    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 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 t...

  6. JanB says:

    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 Im leaving it unrated I read to 53%, and was completely bored so I started skimming I then read the last 5% and re...

  7. Debra says:

    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...

  8. Larry H says:

    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 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 spok...

  9. Emer (A Little Haze) says:

    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 narrati...

  10. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Well this was a hell of an emotional roller coaster I spent much of the book confused and then BAM it clicked and it brought me to tears anyone that has suffered a loss can relate The ending is fabulous This is a very emotionally charged read for me Like I said, most of the book had me confused and a bit frustrated until I figured out what was really going on with Lydia Bird Now nobody truly knows what is going on with a character, except the author themselves So we all have a Well this was a hell of an emotional roller coaster I spent much of the book confused and then BAM it clicked and it brought me to tears anyone that has suffered a loss can relate The ending is fabulous This is a very emotionally charged read for me Like I said, most of the book had me confused and a bit frustrated until I figured out what was really going on with Lydia Bird Now nobody truly knows what is going on with a character, except the author themselves So we all have a personal perception of what we think unless it is completely spelled out for us So this was my take on Lydia and it crushed me and then the ending made me smile.So odd to struggle a bit throughout a book and then have it be a 5 star read I know, it seems weird but hear me out The book is split into chapters of asleep...

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