On a Beautiful Day
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...more
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 ...more
One day a group of four friends witness a horrifying accident. How they cope in the aftermath of that, how it is the catalyst for life changes, how it changes their friendship, that is the basis for this novel and it is entirely compelling throughout.
Lucy Diamond creates wonderfully observed, layered characters who are entirely realistic and easy to engage with ...more
British author Lucy Diamond, who has published over twelve titles, delights her readers with a brand new offering titled, On a Beautiful Day. Diamond’s latest release looks at how life changes in an instant for a circle of four close friends. The fallout from this life altering event forms the basis of On a Beautiful Day.
Lucy Diamond opens her novel, On a Beautiful Day, in the British city of Manchester. It is a special day as four friends gather to ...more
On a Beautiful Day is a heartwarming tale that reminds us that life should be lived to the fullest every day and it’s not only the high but also the low moments in life that truly shape us.
There are four main characters in this novel; Eve, an accountant and mother of two who struggles to ask for help; Jo, a divorcee and nurse who's hesitant to fall in love; Laura, a middle-aged woman who craves motherhood; and India, a mother of three who has a ...more
Four friends with four different lives witness life can change in an instant. Showing how people have to deal with the aftermath in there own ways. No two people will deal with the aftermath in the same way. The four friends are easy to tell apart and all keep my interest. The writing style is excel ...more
On a beautiful day is about four friends Eve, India, Jo and Laura who meet up one day for a birthday Lunch in Manchester. When a horrific van accident, just barely misses them and crashes nearby and changes all their lives together.
The story continues and tells us what effects it had to each individual character. Eve who has been ignoring a lump in her breast, feeling con ...more
This book was excellent, I loved the characters, the structure and the setting. I also love the fact that the characters had their own story lines at the same time as having a joint storyline, I think this is possibly my favourite structure of ...more
Lucy Diamond always creates such believable, warm characters and you instantly get drawn into their friendship group. You feel for each of them- as they cope with busy family lives and the worries that come along with relationship issues.
You know that you are going to be guaranteed a lovely read from Lucy and I always look for ...more
It was far too interesting not to listen to the very end and I loved every second of the story.
A story about friends and the problems that they each encounter in their lives that are made easier to face with the support of true friends.
A really well written story and I will certainly be looking for more from this author.
There wasn't ...more
Yes, guys. I love stories about friends and I love Lucy Diamond's novels, so what could be better than a brand new Lucy Diamond book about four friends? Exactly! Lucy's novels are always so comforting, they are easy reads that make you laugh and cry and they are always a winner, you can be sure that Ms Diamond is going to deliver a book that'll fulfil all of your expectations. And it's the same with "On a Beautiful Day", just grab the book, your favourite blanket and a mug of hot chocolate with ...more
I was so invested in all of the characters - they are all so likeable and relatable. We all have such busy lives and sometimes I ...more
It follows the lives of Jo, Laura, Eve and India - a group of friends from Manchester who face life’s daily trials and tribulations. When a freak accident happens just yards away from them they are all affected in their own way be it facing a health scare or starting a new relationship.
I started this book on Saturday and finished it on Monday evening as I found it difficult to put down. You can r ...more
The four friends, India, Laura, Jo and Eve (Laura & Jo are sisters) meet up at the beginning of the book for lunch for India's birthday. But whilst sitting outside the restaurant in the sun a van goes out of control in front of them and narrowly misses them all, ploughing into a flower shop opposite instead and hitting a few ...more
I loved all the characters and couldn't stop reading until l found out what would happen to each of them.
A beautiful read and one I would recommend wholeheartedly.
A book about friendships, love, hard times and relationships. I liked the bond between the four friends which was realistic and well developed. Whilst I quite liked the storyline and was interested to see how each of the characters lives turned out, it lacked that little something which makes a book compelling.
This is my first book of Lucy Diamond. I enjoyed her writing and couldn't wait to get back to my reading, right up till the end !
I loved it. Highly recommended for a good summer read! ...more
This book is beautiful! Full of heart, soul, love, laughter and friendship, it is the story ...more
In this book each central character is trying to work their way through a life issue which they have not shared with one another. These issues are present before the group witnesses the tragic accident, but the event of the accident impacts how they tackle these issues. Each woman has her own unique personality, so they are all effected to varying degrees.
These characters are equal parts amazing and frustrating, except for maybe Laur ...more
Four friends meet up for lunch to celebrate one of their birthdays but a near-miss tragedy forces each of them to re-examine their lives and decide what is important because each of their lives is about to change dramatically.
Eve, accountant, married mother of two and control freak has found a lump in her breast.
Jo, nurse and recently divorced has just met a new man, could he be the one?
India, children's music teacher and married mother of three is particularly affected by ...more
'On A Beautiful Day' follows four women who are witness to a h ...more
This is such an emotional and eventful book from start to finished centred around friendships. When an accident happens at the start of the book all 4 friends confront their own life’s and re evaluate a lot. For me it struck a real cord and makes me think about how are life’s are shaped by events that happen both to us and around us..
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First of all, a confession. My name isn’t really Lucy Diamond at all, it’s Sue Mongredien. I’ve used a pen name because ‘Diamond’ is a lot easier to spell and pronounce than ‘Mongredien’ and also because I’ve written lots of children’s books too and wanted to keep the genres separate. (There is actually another Lu ...more