‘A beautiful, emotional gift’ – Jodi Picoult
‘Gorgeous’ – Marian Keyes
‘Butterfly-inducing, laugh-out-loud funny’ – Paige Toon
THE CAPTIVATING NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE DAY IN DECEMBER
What if you could live your great love story again?
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?
A heart-breaking, uplifting story for fans of PS I Love You and Me Before You, this gorgeously romantic novel will make you laugh, cry and remind you of what a wonderful gift it is to love and to be loved.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Somethings just belong together like fish and chips or strawberries and cream, people can be like that too. When anyone thought of Freddie Hunter it was always with Lydia Bird and their bestie Jonah Jones. The day it was Lydia’s 28th birthday Freddie had called on Jonah so they could all celebrate it together. Freddie didn’t make it home he died in the car he was driving while Jonah only had minimal injuries. Lydia simply fell apart.
Lydia is prescribed a trial medication, a little pink pill to help her sleep but each time she takes one she finds herself in a parallel world to ours where Freddie is still alive and planning their wedding. Each of her worlds continues while she is in the other. Here Lydia is so wrapped up in her own grieving that she doesn’t see anyone else’s, her days are just somewhere to wait until the night time comes and she can go to Freddie.
What an incredible story this is! As Freddie had died at the beginning of the story you only see what the characters are like after the accident in this world but because of the parallel world existence, you get to see what the true effect it had been on them. It is like a pebble thrown in a pond that touches so many people in different degrees of intensity.
The only problem with an alternative world is that it is just as unpredictable but in different ways. This is a beautifully written story that is definitely not full of doom and gloom. There were moments that made me laugh and chuckle way after I finished the book. So many brilliant lively characters that support in different ways. I shed tears, swooned and enjoyed a real punch in the air moment. A highly recommended read. Loved it!
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josie Silver is a writer of love stories.
Her debut novel One Day in December was a Sunday Times & NY Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Josie lives in the midlands with her husband, their sons, and an ever changing cast of animals.