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The Best Days of Our Lives

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‘Deeply moving’ KATIE FFORDE
‘Compelling and beautifully written’ SARAH MORGAN

When 35-year-old Leni McKenzie is knocked off her bike, her family’s world is turned upside down.

Leni and her sister Alice were best friends as well as siblings. But did they know each other as well as Alice thought? 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. And that’s before the surprise reappearance of someone from the past. Life is certainly getting very complicated …

Meanwhile, the rest of the family seem to be falling apart. Belinda, Alice’s mum, has developed an unhealthy obsession with a clairvoyant, and Tony, her dad, is stressed about becoming a father all over again, what with three failed marriages stacking up behind him.

As for Will, the youngest McKenzie, he’s in denial, having hopped onto a plane to Thailand days after the funeral. Secretly, he’s tormented by the part he played in Leni’s death … and the thing about secrets is, they always come out eventually …

Full of hope and heartache, love and truths, Lucy Diamond’s new novel is the big-hearted and relatable story of one unforgettable year in the life of the McKenzies.


‘Tender, bittersweet and funny, Lucy Diamond is brilliant about love in all its guises’ Veronica Henry

‘I absolutely loved it’ 5* Reader Review

‘The book we all need – full of escapism and beautiful places’ Milly Johnson

‘Unputdownable’ 5* Reader Review

‘Lucy has a way of dropping you into the heart and minds of her characters’ Fiona Palmer

‘It kept me hooked until the end’ 5* Reader Review

‘A wonderful read . . . I couldn’t put it down’ Jill Mansell

‘Another belter of a story that just needs to be read’ 5* Reader Review

‘So real and so romantic’ Laura Kemp

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So real and so romantic
Laura Kemp
The Best Days of Our Lives is one of those books that makes you reassess how you live your own life. Deeply moving but ultimately uplifting, you won't regret reading this
Katie Fforde
A compelling and beautifully written tale of love, grief and family. This book touched my heart
Sarah Morgan
Lucy is at the top of her game with this wise and wonderful book. It's deeply moving and truly uplifting. No-one does real life better than Lucy Diamond
Veronica Henry
A brilliantly observed slice of family life full of joy, sorrow, happiness and hope, I loved it
Alex Brown
Wise, moving and heart-warming - this is Lucy Diamond at her very best
Rosie Walsh
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. Prepare to be charmed!
Laura Jane Williams
Fabulous, uplifting and life affirming
My Weekly
A heavy subject matter is handled with a deft touch
The Times
Have the tissues at the ready for this poignant, yet uplifting and comforting read
My Weekly
Despite the heavy subject matter which is sure to stir up your emotions, Lucy Diamond's lively and frequently humorous writing ensures you'll laugh as often as you cry
Sunday Express
A bittersweet delight
Emotional, gentle and, in spite of its serious subject matter, uplifting
Irish Independent
No one writes about family like Lucy does. This is a masterpiece in how broken people negotiate and ultimately survive the worst that life can throw at them. It's an absolutely beautiful book
Milly Johnson