One Day in December by Josie Silver

One Day in December

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


Details One Day in December

TitleOne Day in December
ISBN9780525574682
Author
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
PublisherBroadway Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Holiday, Christmas
Rating

Reviews One Day in December

  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    2018 has been an amazing year of talent for new releases and I can proudly say that this little beauty sits proudly on that shelf! Oh my goodness Josie Silver you have my heart with how beautifully your words and talent is expressed across these pages of One Day in December. This book was NOTHING that I expected. What a beautiful and powerful tale of love, loss, friendship, and how love can span across a lifetime. One beautiful wintery day Laurie...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    This was just such a good read for me. Right from the start I fell in love with the characters. Usually when I read novels in the romance genre I can find at least one or two things that I didn't like, but this book was pretty darn close to perfect. It is understandable though that this might not be the right fit for all readers as we all have stories that we connect with more than others.Laurie is on the bus when she looks out the window and ins...
  • Emer
    1970-01-01
    Out now in eBook formatOne December day Laurie is sitting staring out the window of a London bus when suddenly her eyes meet a man that makes her believe in love at first sight. In those brief moments Laurie and this stranger share a connection so deep that she knows he's the one... But then the bus pulls off. And he's gone forever. Laurie tries to find him over the course of the next year to no avail. And then the following Christmas she meets h...
  • abby
    1970-01-01
    One day in December, Laurie and Jack have a not-meet cute that defines their lives for the next decade. She's on the double-decker bus, on her way home from working a dead end job; he's on the bench outside. Their eyes meet in a magical, instant connection and it's like a Hollywood romance-- cue the orchestra and the bright lights. But then it ends. She doesn't get off the bus. He doesn't get on. The bus drives away into the night, and this insta...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Haven’t encountered any of Josie Silver’s other books but was intrigued to read this, thank you to netgalley for a copy in exchange for a review. An emotional start, when Laurie and Jack first meet, it is so beautifully written, the intricate details make you visualise this scene as if you are watching it in a movie. At one point in the book, DON’T worry I won’t reveal when, I jumped up out of my seat, I was fully drawn into this book. I ...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    1970-01-01
    See this full review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Many thanks to Crown Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel!My Anglophile heart beats for British books every now and again, and I must admit to being drawn to this book by its stereotypical cute British cover. Once I read the blurb, I just had to have it. It sounds like the quintessential easy love story to get lost in for a few hours, similar to watching ...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    2008Reminiscent of the songs, “Downtown Train” by Rod Stewart or “You’re Beautiful “ by James Blunt, Laurie is on the top of a double decker bus in London, when she spots a guy at the bus stop below. Their eyes meet and she feels a connection, something like “love at first sight”.....But the bus pulls away without him getting on....She and her best friend Sarah, search for “bus boy” over the course of the next year, to no avail....
  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    Review: Surj "One Day in December" was my first read of 2018 (yes I know, I was fortunate enough to get a very early copy) and I can't thank this author enough because this genius piece of work saved me from the mother of all book funks. I'd become a little disheartened by the book world as a whole and found myself inching away from a place that had been a safe haven for a long time. Nothing grabbed my attention any more and if I was reading one ...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    A woman and a man spot each other through the window of a bus and they both feel a spark, but before either can act, the bus pulls away! Now, before you go thinking this is one of those missed connection-they spend the whole book missing each other, let me continue! Laurie tells her roommate Sarah about this, and they are constantly on the lookout for bus-boy. Now, much to Laurie's surprise, Christmas comes and Sarah brings home her new boyfriend...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Haven’t encountered any of Josie Silver’s other books but was intrigued to read this, thank you to netgalley for a copy in exchange for a review. An emotional start, when Laurie and Jack first meet, it is so beautifully written, the intricate details make you visualise this scene as if you are watching it in a movie. At one point in the book, DON’T worry I won’t reveal when, I jumped up out of my seat, I was fully drawn into this book. I ...
  • Gem ~ Bee
    1970-01-01
    I've been completely honoured to receive an early copy of this novel to review, it releases in November 2018 but there's already such a buzz about it and that cover is stunning isn't it?! I'm blown away, no fluffing, this is one of the best books I've read; 2018 is already alight with fresh talent and captivating releases and this sits proudly in the wings to be crowned best romantic drama. The tale of Laurie, Jack and Sarah weaves across a decad...
  • Jo-The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    I've wanted to read this book ever since the beautiful cover first caught my eyes, and then I read the synopsis and I knew that "One Day in December" was a must read for Christmas. I had a feeling that this book was going to be the perfect holiday read and I was so right. This book is the only romance novel that you will need in your hands this festive season. "So, my only resolution this year? To work out how to fall out of love.".I have always ...
  • Rachel ⭐️ Kindle Friends Forever ⭐️
    1970-01-01
    Five Stars are just not enough for this book !! I was hooked from the very first page to the last. I read this books months ago but the feelings it evoked from me are still very fresh in my mind. I'm an avid reader and very few books stick with me after reading however this was one of them. This books spans years and tells the story of how one fleeting connection can have a lasting impact of your life. I'm sure we have all maintained eye contact ...
  • Mellie Antoinete
    1970-01-01
    Well I devoured this on a long Thursday summer evening. Adulting is overrated! While this instantly ticks the 5 ⭐ box, I found that at the end of the day, I didn’t necessarily like any of the characters, but I strongly empathized with their choices. This is an applied lesson in timing is everything. We, as people, are as malleable as our experiences - we laugh when there is joy, we stay when we should go, we love whom we love. I have to give ...
  • Julia
    1970-01-01
    Ich habe ein schlechtes Gewissen. =/ aber nachdem das mit dem Betrügen aufkam habe ich das Interesse komplett verloren
  • Kelsey's Korner Blog
    1970-01-01
    I’m not normally a one for Xmas reads. I’m also not normally a one for fluffy, feel good reads but oh my goodness I was certainly a one for One Day In December. The opening scenes pulled me in right from the very first page. I had vivid visions of the two main characters as the story played out in my head like a beautiful well directed movie. It well and truly hooked me. Reminiscent of Love Actually, with love, loss and laughter, this novel g...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    1970-01-01
    ‘If anyone asks me if I’ve ever fallen in love at first sight, I shall say yes, for one glorious minute on 21 December 2008.’Sometimes we come across a story that immediately warms our hearts and makes us feel like we’ve come home. Like we’ve been waiting for that immediate greeting of a warm hug, of a book that stirs something in our soul that makes us want to roll amongst the pages as they consume us. Sound fanciful? Well it’s not, ...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    1970-01-01
    ‘If anyone asks me if I’ve ever fallen in love at first sight, I shall say yes, for one glorious minute on 21 December 2008.’Sometimes we come across a story that immediately warms our hearts and makes us feel like we’ve come home. Like we’ve been waiting for that immediate greeting of a warm hug, of a book that stirs something in our soul that makes us want to roll amongst the pages as they consume us. Sound fanciful? Well it’s not, ...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    1970-01-01
    Romance in December? I'm a sucker for that! But... am I a sucker for One Day in December as well?Simply said: yes. This isn't going to be a long review because I believe this is one of those novels you should read yourselves in order to get the full experience.This story switches between two POV's - Laurie's and Jack's - which adds a whole lot to this story. It isn't your typical romance either since years and years pass by in the book. Honestly,...
  • KFForever
    1970-01-01
    kfforever Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KindleFriendsForeverAlthough ‘One Day in December’ is a full-length standalone winterish love story I read in spring, and can assure you that it’s very readable at any time of the year! That being said, it’s not difficult for me to imagine myself snuggled up under my blanket, steaming hot cuppa nearby, Xmas lights twinkling while rereading this book. Ahh, and even better if your tribe leave you un...
  • Danielle Rotko
    1970-01-01
    Sadly I didn’t love this one. I’m a sucker for a good romance, but this was too fluffy for me. If that’s the right word? I like a little more angst in my romances. A little more friction, if you will. I also really didn’t enjoy any of the characters. None of them intrigued me, even in the slightest bit, and I felt indifferent when it came to the outcome of the story. I wasn’t anxiously awaiting the moment that Jack and Laurie finally go...
  • Meredith Schorr
    1970-01-01
    I received a complimentary ARC of this book at the RWA Conference and am thrilled that I did. This might be my favorite book of 2018. I LOVED it. It was an epic romance spanning almost a decade. I laughed at parts, but I also cried buckets. I felt like I really worked for the delicious HEA. The characters were so likeable yet flawed. I haven't felt that much while reading a book in a long time. I'm still thinking about it a day later and am guess...
  • Steffi
    1970-01-01
    3.5Laurie sitzt im Bus, Jack steht an einer Bushaltstelle. Ihre Blicke begegnen sich, aber dann fährt der Bus weiter und Jack ist nicht eingestiegen. Laurie kann Jack nicht vergessen und macht sich auf die Suche nach ihm.Die Geschichte hat definitiv Potential und ist auch unterhaltsam, jedoch fand ich die Art wie die Geschichte erzählt wird nicht komplett geeignet. Es gibt immer wieder große Zeitsprünge in den Perspektiven von Jack und Laurie...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    1970-01-01
    This was such a delightful novel! Utterly perfect for a mid-week wind down. While romance/chick-lit is not my usual choice of genre, I do like it a lot when it’s British. I’m kind of like that with my rom-com movies too. It’s all in the humour, I find myself able to click better with British humour. And Josie Silver has a way with words too, an intimate style of telling her story that had me veering between laughter and tears – One Day in...
  • Rachel McMillan
    1970-01-01
    This book is exceptionally well written, structured and executed. Unfortunately, I did not find it romantic. I did not appreciate how the two leads hurt other people on their path toward each other. I was hoping for a bit more of a sweet romance and realize that might have been my personal projection. Some of the decisions made by the two leads- while very human-made it hard for me to want to see them together or champion their inevitable romance...
  • Scarlet Wilson
    1970-01-01
    Love, love loved this slow burn story. Read this while travelling and cried three times. The unrequited love, bad luck and timing issues make you just want to kidnap the main characters and send them off to an island together. This has got to be a movie, the ending is just perfect.
  • Gina
    1970-01-01
    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this from NetGallery for a honest review.I know we’re only in March, but is it too early to say that this my favourite book of 2018?The story starts just like a movie, Laurie is on the bus home from work after finishing her last shift at work before Christmas when it pulls up at the next stop. She looks out the window, and lock eyes with a man she knows instantly is the one. However, the bus pulls away be...
  • Cassie
    1970-01-01
    What an adorable book. The characters were all so realistic. The author didn’t pretend that her characters had no faults and this just made them all so much better. I laughed, a lot, and spent far too much time sniffling and scrabbling my hands around, feeling out for tissues, as I couldn’t bring myself to lift my eyes from the words. I just didn’t want the book to end. Even though I devoured this book in one sitting, I felt that I had come...
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    Oh how I loved this book, a beautiful story with wonderful characters. It made me laugh out loud but also reduced me to tears, I felt by the end that I knew Laurie, Jack and Sarah like friends and was reluctant to finish the book as I knew I would have to say goodbye to them. As I approached the end of the book I wondered if I might be disappointed with the ending, but I had no need to worry as it was possibly the most perfect ending to a book th...