Saturday, 20 January 2018

Book Review - On A Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

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Title: On A Beautiful Day
Author: Lucy Diamond
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: 11th January 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

Treasure every moment. Life can change in a heartbeat.

What the fans say: 'Wonderful characters and the stories are always great, with twists and turns' Gemma

It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope.

Witnessing a freak accident was the catalyst for the four best friends, that leads to their lives changing drastically.  

Jo decides to move in with her boyfriend, partly due to an electricity issue in her current flat and has to see if she can ever work out how to get along with his daughter Maisie.  

Eve is concealing from everyone a lump she found on her breast, and starts to act erratically. She is the sort of person who doesn't like lose control over anything. Laura on the other hand finds her marriage isn't quite as strong as it should be, while her desire for a baby is getting stronger by the day. 

Finally there is India, and this accident triggers all sorts of emotions in her, and lead to her being one of the most interesting characters, especially once you discover her secrets. 

This is a story of friendship, relationships and how one moment can change your outlook on life forever. It is a lovingly written story and was the book focuses on all four women you really get to know them very well, in addition to the rest of their families.  I really liked the various characters, and found myself thoroughly enjoying the whole book. 

I am a huge fan of Lucy Diamond, and found this was certainly up to her normal standards, and found I was able to read it reasonably quickly, always being keen to get back to the book to see what the women would be up to next.  

Really enjoyable story, where I was eager to see how everything turned out. 

Thank you to Netgalley and MacMillan for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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