Title: One Day in December
Author: Josie Silver
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Genre: Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Contemporary Romance
Free copy provided by publisher.
Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: Oh Jack and Laurie…so much anguish and missed opportunities…
I devoured ONE DAY IN DECEMBER over two days and put virtually everything else in my life on hold because I could not stop reading it! This is truly the evolution of a love story spanning ten years. It’s complicated and messy; a search for happiness, gratification and self discovery enhanced the authenticity of Laurie, Sarah and Jack whom I fell in love with. Each new chapter of their story depleted my heart and then filled it back up and I found myself invested in their well being which attests to Silver’s ability to connect story to reader.
I laughed at the British humor sprinkled in just enough to diffuse complicated situations and my heart leapt at every missed chance for Laurie and Jack to unite. I honestly had no clue how this story would end but every bit of anguish thrown in made it worthwhile.
If you believe in love at first sight and crave a beautiful story about love, loss and forgiveness then you need this debut of a gem this holiday season!