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The Best Days of Our Lives: the big-hearted and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of Anything Could Happen

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As they gradually piece together the puzzle that they so carelessly let shatter all those years ago, and with it, form new connections, as well as re-connecting with old ones. Given the subject matter of The Best Days of Our Lives, the new book by Lucy Diamond, you’d be forgiven for thinking this story would be all doom and gloom and extremely difficult to read. In the hope of coming to terms with her grief, she tries to piece together Leni’s last weeks – but her discoveries only lead to more questions. As the book moves on, through their grief they all learn things about themselves, they learn to support each other, to forgive and to try to move on.

It was heart breaking and moving to discover how this fictional family handled one of the worst curveballs that they can ever be thrown. A bittersweet ode to the highs, the lows, and all the shades of living in between , The Best Days of Our Lives is Lucy Diamond at her absolute best . Although the stories are fiction, they are still someone's imagining of how a situation would play out if they were in the midst of it.I expected a sad story but instead Diamond wrote a story which was honest, witty (I particularly enjoyed the stories from a Leni growing up).

The book centres around how each family member copes with grief after loosing Leni to a tragic accident. What follows are chapters from each family’s members viewpoint, her sister Alice, her brother Will, her mother Belinda and her father Tony. The book is full of likeable characters, and whilst some you may not warm to immediately, they do all redeem themselves by the end of the book.No-one does real life better than Lucy Diamond * Veronica Henry * A compelling and beautifully written tale of love, grief and family. Despite this, it is an uplifting read and there are many important life lessons to be learnt from it. I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley and I'm very thankful for having had the opportunity to read such a great book. This brought tears to my eyes a few times (I've also lost a sibling) and made me resolve to spend more time with my own family. Her sister Alice, mum Belinda, dad Tony and younger brother Will all experience their loss differently and they also deal with it in their own individual way.

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