Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic… and then her bus drives away.
Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
Review by Carly
You know those books that you read that are so frustratingly good there’s a need for an intermission to regain composure? That’s how amazing One Day in December is by Josie Silver. I could be biased because it’s set around my favourite time of year and because I’m a sucker for romance, but this sweet book has everything you could hope for.
I can tell you that while reading this 417 page novel I FELT it. I haven’t been so immersed in a book in a very long time. With a whole afternoon set aside, I was able to finish it in one sitting – as long as I ignored and hushed everyone they dared talk to me. By the end, I felt like I was Laurie and I was deep within the pages of her story.
Josie plays with your emotions in the best way possible and because of this you can’t come out of this book unscathed. As soon as I started reading the very first line – I knew that I would be hooked. Josie’s writing is so relatable, and easy to read.
I would absolutely recommend this book for all the hopeless, tortured romantics out there. I’ll be reading it again as soon as my emotions settle back down.
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