#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
“Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon
“Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times-bestselling author of The Light We Lost
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Josie Silver’s debut novel breathes a touch of magic into the 21st-century romantic comedy. The story starts with a love-at-first-sight missed connection at a London bus stop and evolves into a breathlessly hopeful search that always seems to teeter on the brink of utter tragedy. With conversational ease, Eleanor Tomlinson and Charlie Anson narrate alternate chapters from the points of view of Silver’s utterly charming protagonists, Laurie and Jack. One Day in December reminds us of the best parts of Love Actually and Something Borrowed, serving up a healthy dose of romantic optimism and smart, fizzy comedy.