One Day in December by Josie Silver

A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

One Day in December – Josie Silver


One Day in December – Josie Silver


One Day in December

by Josie Silver


Kindle Edition, 413 pages
Published August 23rd 2018

One Day in December – Josie Silver


One Day in December – Josie Silver



This book reminded me so much of the movie Something Borrowed.

A few things to start with. I really enjoyed the author’s voice. Her humor, characters and overall feel of the novel was right up my alley. I can see the author going far, and will keep my eye out for future novels.

The reason I’m rating this novel the way I’m rating it is wholly based on how the plot made me feel. The story is based on the idea of love at first sight between Laurie and Jack. The trouble with that was the timing, it was way off – ten years off. That’s one of the issues I had with this story. Laurie’s pining and her forced proximity to Jack and Sarah was killing me. If I would have been Laurie, I would have packed my bags and moved out/on. It was a cruel and unnecessary punishment that she put herself through, and I would not have stood for it.

Over the course of ten years, Laurie and Jack were being drawn together and ripped apart by life and multiple untimely situations. Missed opportunities and silence when just one word would could have changed everything drove me mad with a broken heart for Laurie and Jack.

I’m all for second chances if the couple meets each other after 10 years for the first time again. But in One Day in December the couple lived in the same city, spent quality time together, and shared a best friend/girlfriend. That’s too much of closeness for my liking and a recipe for disaster or at least a broken heart.

There were many times I wanted to put it down and be done with it.

Knowing that the couple would go through this kind of heart ache until the very end of the book was not something I was looking forward to. But I wanted to see them get their HEA. I NEEDED a HEA!!! And Laurie and Jack needed one too.

Of course the author had me tearing up with an amazing ending. An amazing conclusion that had my heart go all gooey and warm.

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

One Day in December – Josie Silver


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.

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Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little midlands town in England.

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