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Summary

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 story 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.

Exclusive to the audiobook, On a Beautiful Day contains a unique Q&A session between the author and her editor.

©2018 Lucy Diamond (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Lucy Diamond delivers again!

I always enjoy Lucy's books and this one didn't disappoint. We meet a group of close girl friends who each have their own issues to deal with and discover the best way to deal with them. The characters are all strong women in their own right but once they join forces, they can and do, deal with anything!
Well written with believable characters, this book has aspects that most women can relate to. Clare gives each one a unique voice so you know who this bit is about.
Nice little bonus feature at the end too!

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One of my favourite authors!

Lovely story. Another great one by a wonderful author. Well performed too. I would definitely recommend.

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Thought provoking

I really enjoyed this book, and loved how the characters developed. In parts it’s very moving, and I surprised myself by getting tearful in parts. Narrator is perfect . I’d highly recommend .

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very moving

I do not always like these life affirming books, sometimes they just seem tooo cheerful at the end. I really loved the end of this book, it made me feel more capable of getting on with my life in a positive manner.

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Great characters

Great characters and as a Mancunian a great read as I could visualise the city.

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A really good listen

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Enjoyed this book so much that I tweeted the author - sounds really sad, but I felt compelled to do so. The setting was in Manchester and, being a true Manc, she summed up our City perfectly. Storyline involved several characters all were realistic and all had their own stories that weren't complicated.

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sweet and very entertaining

found it slightly flimsy in the beginning and was wondering about quitting it, but then the crash happened and finally we got to know the girls and their lives. I thought it was a good book and it touched on so many aspects of life. I do recommend it :)

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An easy listen

An easy listen but I didn't warm to the characters as much as I have in other Lucy diamond books.
Still a good listen and nice stories of friendships and getting the hoops of life.

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pity about the narrator

Sometimes I don’t think the author or editor or narrator listens to what is recorded - to have to adjust the volume when the narrator drops her voice but worst still is when she squawks loudly and you don’t have time to tune the volume down. I cannot listen to this narrator again as somehow even the accents are wrong and the main narration dull and too staccato.....

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An excellent listen

A lovely story of the lives of four women and it was beautifully read by Clare Willie. I listened to this book while in hospital and I became so involved with the stories and wanted to hear more. In my opinion you can’t get better than that!