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First off, I’m a fan of the show, and Lydia was one of my favourites. I thought the show showed her as a very thoughtful and kind person, who was focused on her faith and her family. She stayed away from the drama as much as she could. I respected that.

I was surprised to find out that this book barely makes mention of her time on the show. It’s not really “beyond orange county”, it’s more like a different kind of bible study, with study guide questions.

So if you’re looking for a unique kind of bible study, or looking to find God, then this is the book for you. If you are looking for a behind the scenes look at a reality show, then this is not the book for you.

The book was very repetitious, and full of bible quotes. She mentions a bunch of times how she was “called” to do the show and follow “god’s devine path”. Which is fine, to each their own, right?

There is very little biographical information about her. This book is Lydia’s guide to life.