Twice in a Lifetime is the first book I have read from Clare Lydon and I must, I did enjoy it. It's the story of two individuals, Harriet and Sally, who meet again years after their initial relationship.
What this book does well is it explores the second chance at love very well. It does this by providing flashback memories to their relationship and comparing each character as they are now.
I liked the introduction of Harriets aunt Paula, who's eccentricity helps Harriet in a more unconventional way. She's a firework.
Due to the narrative it makes the character development for both Sally and Harriet very clear. It was especially interesting to see the development of Sally throughout the book and how she had change since their initial dalliance.
Away from the narrative, I really enjoyed the writing style of Clare - it made the story flow and made it easy to read. In essence Clare did not try to make this book more than what it is in her writing. She provided enough detail to help me, as the reader, visualise what it is she is saying, but not to the detriment to the flow of the book.
I gave this book four-out-of-five stars because it was a good read. It had a clear plot and outline and the flashbacks added context to their meetings. I look forward to reading more by Clare in the future.