Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Title: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Author: Josie Silver
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more 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.
My Review: This story was a hard one for me because it is heartbreaking right at the start and that really hit me. I loved the writing though and the uniqueness of the story right away too. This book really delves into the themes of loss, grief and love in a way that I haven't seen before. Overall I enjoyed this beautifully written and touching story.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*