One Day in December

One Day in December

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 aga...

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Title:One Day in December
Author:Josie Silver
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One Day in December Reviews

  • Nick

    RELEASED TODAY!

    5 stars

    One Day in December is an epic story centered around three people Laurie, Sarah and Jack.

    It all start on a

    .

    Laurie doesn't believe in first sight love.

    She sees a man through the bus window.

    She believes now.

    She searches for him, every now and then.

    She

    is sure he is

    RELEASED TODAY!

    5 stars

    One Day in December is an epic story centered around three people Laurie, Sarah and Jack.

    It all start on a

    .

    Laurie doesn't believe in first sight love.

    She sees a man through the bus window.

    She believes now.

    She searches for him, every now and then.

    She

    is sure he is the one for her.

    She finally finds him.

    In a

    place.

    And their story begins now.

    This is what I call an addictive book. You just can't put it down for a second. The story is so engaging and it satisfies you but also leaves you wanting more. And here comes my only problem with the book. In the end I was left wanting more.

    The characters are amazing and quirky but I wanted to connect more with them. The books focuses more on situations that the characters create, way more than in the characters themselves.

    Overall, as you can see from my rating, I loved the book. It is such a winter read, where you can take a blanket, a hot cup of tea or coffee and read the hell out of this book.

    - Absolutely.

    - Yes of course.

    - Yes yes yes. Save it for Christmas.

  • Paromjit

    Josie Silver writes a romantic comedy that is absolutely going to be a big hit, with characters that tug at your heartstrings and packed with laugh out loud humour. It is perfect escapist fare that begins and ends in the festive season. It's December, Laurie doesn't believe in soul mates, but with her hair covered in tinsel, she is at a bus stop in London on a crowded bus heading to her parents home in Birmingham for Christmas. Through the misted window, she sees him outside and deep inside her

    Josie Silver writes a romantic comedy that is absolutely going to be a big hit, with characters that tug at your heartstrings and packed with laugh out loud humour. It is perfect escapist fare that begins and ends in the festive season. It's December, Laurie doesn't believe in soul mates, but with her hair covered in tinsel, she is at a bus stop in London on a crowded bus heading to her parents home in Birmingham for Christmas. Through the misted window, she sees him outside and deep inside her she just knows he is the one. When he glances up and spots her, his reaction is mirroring her. However, Laurie doesn't get off the bus and he doesn't get on, and that chance for the two of them is missed. However, Laurie can't forget him, and spends the following year desperately hoping to come across him.

    Laurie's best friend Sarah is as close as a sister to her, they laugh, have fun and support each other unconditionally. Sarah is head over heels in love with her new boyfriend, certain he is the man she will marry, and she is desperate for Laurie's approval. To Laurie's horror, Sarah's new man is Jack O'Mara, her bus stop man, the one. Laurie buries her feelings, her friendship with Sarah is too precious as she tries hard to rein in her feelings and not show her heartbreak. Through the following decade we follow Laurie, her new year resolutions, the kicks and bruises that life hands out that leave her broken, being a pink lady, her never tell a goldfish moments and meeting Oscar in Thailand. Will she and Jack ever get together?

    If you are feeling under the weather, or if life is too much or is getting you down, this is a great book for giving you a lift. Josie Silver has written a gripping contemporary romantic fairytale with verve, wit and panache. A beautifully told story of love, of tears, of loss, of friendship, and regrets, with characters you cannot help but care for. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Penguin UK for an ARC.

  • Susanne Strong

    For Laurie, there is a moment. Just one. Perhaps it is Kismet or maybe it's Destiny. She sees him at the bus stop. Laurie is inside, he is waiting outside, he looks up at the exact moment she does, their eyes meet and hold and she knows. He is the one.

    For a year, she looks for him everywhere, but never finds him. Her crush goes unrequited. Her bes

    For Laurie, there is a moment. Just one. Perhaps it is Kismet or maybe it's Destiny. She sees him at the bus stop. Laurie is inside, he is waiting outside, he looks up at the exact moment she does, their eyes meet and hold and she knows. He is the one.

    For a year, she looks for him everywhere, but never finds him. Her crush goes unrequited. Her best friend and roommate Sarah, jokes about him constantly. Yet Laurie knows, her feelings for him are true.

    Laurie and Sarah met while at Uni. They are two peas in a pod, besties till the end of the world. One night, they have a party and Sarah brings her new boyfriend, Jack O’Mara. Laurie meets his eyes and she is gutted. Jack is the guy, her crush, yet she says nothing.

    Jack recognizes Laurie instantly. He too, has thought about her. How could he not? And yet,.. he is with Sarah now.

    Told in both Laurie and Jack’s alternating viewpoints and spanning the course of several years, there are missed chances, choices and loads of heartache and tears. As the years passed by, I felt that tightness in my chest that made my throat close up and my heart pound. The pain was palpable, the feelings of jealousy and heartbreak were as real as any I’ve ever felt personally.

    If you get the chance to read “One Day in December” please take it! This heartwarming read will be on my best of list for 2018 and I sincerely hope it will be on yours too!

    This was another weekend buddy read with Kaceey!

    Thank you to Emily at Goodreads, Eliana at Crown Publishing and to Josie Silver for a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on Goodreads, Twitter, Amazon on 12.7.18.

    Excerpt posted on Instagram.

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    A chance encounter at a bus stop. Laurie, day-dreaming, gazes out the bus window and suddenly locks eyes with the boy sitting on a bench. One quick glance is all it takes. Young love is off and running! Is it magic? Is it kismet?

    But the bus has a schedule to keep, and before either one can do anything, it pulls away.

    Laurie, unable to let go of that single moment, spends the next year searching for her

    So… you just have to believe it’s more than co

    A chance encounter at a bus stop. Laurie, day-dreaming, gazes out the bus window and suddenly locks eyes with the boy sitting on a bench. One quick glance is all it takes. Young love is off and running! Is it magic? Is it kismet?

    But the bus has a schedule to keep, and before either one can do anything, it pulls away.

    Laurie, unable to let go of that single moment, spends the next year searching for her

    So… you just have to believe it’s more than coincidence when he walks into her Christmas party on the arm of her best friend Sarah!

    You’re swept away on a journey of three amazing friends through their lives as they navigate life and love. Trying to answer familiar, age-old questions along their way:

    Josie Silver writes a wonderfully enchanting love story that will tug hard on your heartstrings, making even the most hardened soul believe in love once again.

    A most heartwarming story that left tears rolling down my cheeks and the biggest smile on my face. I cannot recommend this book enough! One of my new favorites for 2018. Just in time!

    A buddy read with Susanne that left both of us reaching for the Kleenex😢💖

    Thank you to Emily at Goodreads, Eliana Seochand at Crown Publishing and Josie Silver for a copy of this book to read and review.

  • KAS

    5

    Stars

    Well folks, it just gets juicier and more captivating with each passing chapter ;)

    Of course, I went in blind! Of course, it was the best way to go! Of course, I recommend you doing the same! Of course, I am convinced you will love it as much as I did!!

    I would describe this story as sophistic

    5

    Stars

    Well folks, it just gets juicier and more captivating with each passing chapter ;)

    Of course, I went in blind! Of course, it was the best way to go! Of course, I recommend you doing the same! Of course, I am convinced you will love it as much as I did!!

    I would describe this story as sophisticated chick-lit. It is full of sass, sensuality and surprises.

    I so loved this was told in dual narrative. I truly enjoyed getting into the heads of the characters. And these characters, the whole lot of them are a jovial, witty bunch. A bunch I desired to find true happiness.

    Thank you dearest friend, Jennifer, for gifting me this incredible book!!

    Don’t let “December” in the title lead you to think this is just a holiday read. Honestly it can be read anytime of the year.

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    is the kind of book that will touch your heart and make you believe in love. The kind of heartwarming love that is meant to be against all odds. The kind of love that leaves you smiling just reading about it. I opened the book and found myself immersed in Laurie and Jack's story. It was exactly what I needed.

    The story

    is the kind of book that will touch your heart and make you believe in love. The kind of heartwarming love that is meant to be against all odds. The kind of love that leaves you smiling just reading about it. I opened the book and found myself immersed in Laurie and Jack's story. It was exactly what I needed.

    The story is told from both Jack and Laurie's perspectives, starting from the snowy December day they find themselves on opposite sides of a misty bus window, inexplicably drawn to each other. The moment is brief but the bond it forms within them is strong and leaves them both marked.

    This is not a typical love story. It unfolds over the course of ten, angst filled years! In the decade following the moment they first laid eyes on each other we follow Laurie and Jack's ups and downs, their heartaches and relationships, misunderstandings and of course their friendship and undeniable connection. They may have the world's worst timing and a seemingly impossible road to love and happiness together but you can't help but root for them while wondering - will they ever actually get to be together?

    was charming, complex and romantic. Laurie and Jack are perfectly flawed and the kind of well written characters that feel like friends you want to shake and yell at for not being honest about their feelings.

  • Meredith

    The plot centers around a romance that could have been but was not. Instead, wrong matches are made, friendships are put to the test, and the notion of true love is tested. This is the story of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack.

    Told through Laurie and Jack’s alternating POV’s, the reader learns over the course of time of what was not but what should have been. Will true love prevail or will one be left heartbrok

    The plot centers around a romance that could have been but was not. Instead, wrong matches are made, friendships are put to the test, and the notion of true love is tested. This is the story of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack.

    Told through Laurie and Jack’s alternating POV’s, the reader learns over the course of time of what was not but what should have been. Will true love prevail or will one be left heartbroken?

    What I liked about

    is that all of the characters are likable. Even when they are with the wrong romantic matches, the “wrong” partner is never villainized, rather things don’t work out because the wrong match was made. The plot isn’t wholly original and it is a little predictable, but the depth of characters and Laurie’s compelling narrative makeup for these issues. I appreciated that the characters had depth and evolve over the course of the story.

    Prior to reading this, I was in a bit of a reading slump. Nothing fit or felt quite right until I read

    This turned out to be the perfect holiday read as it took away my reading frustrations and brought me into the holiday cheer!

  • Debra

    Laurie sees a man outside of her bus window one day. There are no words, no actions, only intense eye contact but that is enough to make her fall head over heels in love with a stranger. She years for him, she can't stop thinking about him, she dreams of the time they will meet again. Then one day her best friend and roommate, Sarah, introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, to Laurie. Sarah is anxious for Jack and Laurie to meet. She hopes they will hit it off - if only she knew that her boyfriend is

    Laurie sees a man outside of her bus window one day. There are no words, no actions, only intense eye contact but that is enough to make her fall head over heels in love with a stranger. She years for him, she can't stop thinking about him, she dreams of the time they will meet again. Then one day her best friend and roommate, Sarah, introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, to Laurie. Sarah is anxious for Jack and Laurie to meet. She hopes they will hit it off - if only she knew that her boyfriend is the man from the bus. The man that Laurie has been dreaming about.... and he is dating her roommate. UGH!

    Bring on the angst, the heartbreak, the not wanting to hurt anyone, the wanting to be happy and the quest for the happily ever after. This book follows Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of their friendship. Through their love for each other, their friendship(s), their lovers, their unrequited feelings. This is not a typical love story. It's a slice out of three people's lives. The story is told through Laurie and Jacks perspectives. The reader is privy to their secret thoughts and feelings. This book has heart. I like that these people cared deeply for each other and as a reader, I cared about them.

    I found this book to be addictive. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to these characters. This is a great book to curl up with a blanket with. My only complaint with this book is that I wanted an epilogue. When the book ended, I thought "Come On!". I wanted just a little bit more time with these characters. I found this book to be engaging, fun and a very enjoyable read. It has a little bit of everything: friendship, loss, grief, new beginnings, forgiveness, heartache, and love.

    Thank you to Crown Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    It all begins one day in December (I know, shocker, you had no idea). We start our story with Laurie, she doesn't believe in love at first sight, she's having a normal run of the mill day, then BOOM she sees a man outside her bus window. As their eyes meet, she feels an instant connection. Laurie's brain shorts out and she does nothing as the bus pulls away, she then runs through endless possibilities of w

    It all begins one day in December (I know, shocker, you had no idea). We start our story with Laurie, she doesn't believe in love at first sight, she's having a normal run of the mill day, then BOOM she sees a man outside her bus window. As their eyes meet, she feels an instant connection. Laurie's brain shorts out and she does nothing as the bus pulls away, she then runs through endless possibilities of what she could have done, what she should have done in that moment. 

    Even though it was just one fleeting moment between Laurie and Jack (AKA "Bus Boy") she spends the next year looking for him everywhere she goes. She sees him in bars, at bus stops, in shops because she can't even begin to fathom that it wasn't destiny passing her by. Of course, fate had far bigger things planned for Laurie and Jack and they do reconnect. Only this time, it's on the arm of her best friend Sarah. 

    This is told from alternating POVs between Jack and Sarah. As we receive Jack's point of view, it turns out he actually did recognize Laurie - and he remembers the many times he thought about her after their chance encounter at the bus stop as well. However, nothing in life is ever easy and he genuinely does care for Sarah, so he attempts a friendship with Laurie, despite it's difficulty. 

    There was an immediate cinematic quality to this and I will be truly shocked if it doesn't get made into a movie in the near future. This story follows 10 years between Laurie, Jack and Sarah and their ever changing relationships with one another, along with people they meet along the way. While it's a fairly traditional romance there was something effortlessly engaging here that keeps the reader attached to not just the story, but the characters as well.

    What's great is that Silver doesn't just rely on angst here, while it's there in spades there's also a levity and humor that carries throughout the story. This isn't just about the dreaded love triangle, betrayal or friendships and relationships lost and found. No, it's about life, about it's triumphs and failures, about success and loss, about growth and learning who we are. While this ultimately fell just a bit short for me because it was quite predictable, I absolutely loved the story Silver wove and it's a quick, incredibly fun read that I had a really fun time with. I'd suggest this for fans of romance or anyone looking for a quick, fun and cozy winter read!

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