The Two Lives of Lydia Byrd

By Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird: A Novel by [Silver, Josie]

4 out of 5 stars

I cannot think of a better time to read such a wonderful love story than now in this crazy world. Reading can take us away from all of it for a few precious moments and this one definitely did.

Lydia loses her fiance Freddie in a tragic accident and as she tries to deal with her grief, the little pink pill she takes at night to sleep seems to take her into another life, one where Freddie is not dead. She begins to live for those sleeping hours. It starts to take a toll on the real world. You do wonder just what is real and what isn’t at times. I started to get a little confused, I admit. They are lovely little moments for her but she has such a wonderful support system in the daylight. You will fall in love with all the cast of characters, their quirks and all, especially Jonah, Freddie and Lydia’s friend since childhood. You will definitely know the way you want this story to play out.

Grief is such a crazy thing. It is so different for each who grieves and Lydia’s was written so beautifully. Your heart breaks for her and you cheer her on as she becomes the Lydia she is inside.

Yet another wonderful read by Ms. Silver. She has the handle on a love story, that’s for sure! Yes, I was crying. My heart was full.

Thanks to Netgalley and Ballantine Books for a copy of this lovely novel. The review is my own opinion but I know I am not alone.

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