When Marianne comes home from work one day to find her husband talking to a glamorous woman in the kitchen, insecurities resurface from a time when she was bullied at school. Jealousy rears its head and her marriage begins to fall apart. Desperate for a solution, she finds herself trying to track down her first schoolgirl crush: Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness. Edward Harvey, the only one from Brocklebank to whom she might write if she found him.
Meeting Lydia is a book about childhood bullying, midlife crises, obsession, jealousy and the ever-growing trend of Internet relationships. It will appeal to fans of adult fiction and those interested in the dynamics and psychology of relationships. Author Linda is inspired by Margaret Atwood, Fay Weldon and David Lodge.
©2011 Linda MacDonald (P)2016 Linda MacDonald
Exactly how I had imagined the characters when I read the paperback.
Marianne is always going to be my favourite as it is easy to identify with her.
Harriet's voice and intonations did not detract from the storytelling. I enjoyed her emphasis, pace and found it easy to visual the settings.
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