'The sweetest love story . . . you're going to LOVE it' Marian Keyes
'You'll fall head over heels for this book' Reese Witherspoon
Get ready to be whisked off your feet by the Sunday Times bestseller that's stolen a million hearts around the world. A love story for anyone who watches Love Actually or Bridget Jones' Diary every year, One Day in December is the most uplifting, feel-good festive read for Christmas 2019.
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one freezing day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away.
Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at a party later that year, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus.
Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?
Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is an uplifting and immensely moving love story for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Nicholas Sparks.
WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING
'Sucked me in and didn't let go. It made me laugh, cry, ache and shout at the characters. Utterly captivating...one of my favourite books' Holly Martin
'The number one feel-good read' Dinah Jefferies
'The love story you've been waiting for ... I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson
'A feel-good, heart-wrenching tribute to the female friends we cannot do without, as well as the men that we fall for. Josie Silver is one to watch.' Stephanie Butland
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
'I laughed, I cried, I shouted at the characters and I absolutely loved this story' Jennifer
'This book NEEDS to be made into a film' Louise
'Devastatingly good' Johnny
'I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book' Viccki
'Wow! What a book!' Jen
'This kept me turning pages long into the night. I'd highly recommend it' Christine
'I can't wait to reread it over and over' Nikita
'I just didn't want this book to end . . . I shall be singing its praises from the rooftops' Cassie
'The perfect book to read this winter' Rebecca
'I'd recommend it to all' L.J.
'I devoured this book' Amanda
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you saw ‘the one’ would you know straight away? When Laurie locks eyes with a stranger on the street, she’s positive she’s found her soulmate; the only problem is that Laurie is riding on a bus, watching her mystery man disappear from view. Debut Midlands novelist Josie Silver takes us on a decade-long adventure of missed opportunities—and one happily-ever-after that’s very much worth the wait. It’s not just the romance that warmed our hearts, but the everlasting friendships that survive the story’s twists and turns and the sparkling dose of Christmas magic.
Silver's lovely debut follows two young Londoners after a missed connection alters the course of their lives. Laurie, newly out of university, spots Jack while on the bus one December afternoon. Seated in the bus shelter along the sidewalk, Jack gazes back at Laurie and something electric happens. Over the next year, Laurie contemplates the moment, searching for Jack in vain until he shows up at her door for a holiday party as her friend's boyfriend. Laurie doesn't mention anything, and neither does Jack. Silver, who is keenly aware of her influences (there is an immediate reference to the film Love Actually, and Laurie has a self-described love of Nora Ephron), divvies up chapters between Laurie and Jack. The story follows them through awkward dinners, double dates, and birthday celebrations that are full of highly flirtatious scenes where the two attempt to keep their mutual affection hidden. As they age, flaws also slowly rise to the surface, such as Jack's cruel streak and Laurie's problematic consumption of alcohol. Silver's propulsive narrative is enjoyable, and the mix of tension and affection between Jack and Laurie is charming, addictive, and effective. Readers who like quirky love stories will be satisfied by this cinematic novel.
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One Day in December
Brilliant!!! I loved this book.
Wonderful and lovely in every way.
I loved everything about One Day In December. It’s a beautifully written page turner of a love story. The characters are likeable and real and you root for them from the beginning to the end. It makes you think about life and the little choices we make every day and how hugely they could impact our paths. It makes you think about second chances and how nothing is absolutely final. It makes you think about friendship and love and how powerful a guiding light they can be. Wonderful and lovely in every way.
I wish I could read it for the first time again