One Day in December by Josie Silver

One Day in December

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...

Details One Day in December

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

Reviews One Day in December

  • Nick
    ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. You can buy the book here!“You tread lightly through life, but you leave deep footprints that are hard for other people to fill.”5 starsOne Day in December is an epic story centered around three people Laurie, Sarah and Jack. It all start on a December day.Laurie doesn't believe in first sight love.She sees a man through the bus window.She believes now.She searches for him, every...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Can a fated glance across a misty bus window = TRUE LOVE? One Day in December is the kind of book that will touch your heart and make you believe in love. The kind of heartwarming love that is meant to be against all odds. The kind of love that leaves you smiling just reading about it. I opened the book and found myself immersed in Laurie and Jack's story. It was exactly what I needed. An addictive, unputdownable, angsty love story that filled ...
  • Debra
    Laurie sees a man outside of her bus window one day. There are no words, no actions, only intense eye contact but that is enough to make her fall head over heels in love with a stranger. She years for him, she can't stop thinking about him, she dreams of the time they will meet again. Then one day her best friend and roommate, Sarah, introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, to Laurie. Sarah is anxious for Jack and Laurie to meet. She hopes they will h...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    3.5 stars. There were things I really loved about this, but also things I really hated and I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. I thoroughly enjoyed this one but it definitely made me feel a little icky and I don't know what to do with that information lmao. I was rooting for the protagonists but I felt like I shouldn't have been. Also the love interest was kind of a shit for most of this? IDK MAN IDK. It was fun but I FEEL WEIRD OKAY BYE
  • Susanne Strong
    5 Heartfelt, Love-Sick Stars!What happens when see him? It’s love at first sight, and then your best friend meets him in person and she gets the guy? For Laurie, there is a moment. Just one. Perhaps it is Kismet or maybe it's Destiny. She sees him at the bus stop. Laurie is inside, he is waiting outside, he looks up at the exact moment she does, their eyes meet and hold and she knows. He is the one. For a year, she looks for him everywhere, but...
  • Meredith
    Heartwarming!One Day in December is a sweet story about friendship, romance, and true love. The plot centers around a romance that could have been but was not. Instead, wrong matches are made, friendships are put to the test, and the notion of true love is tested. This is the story of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack. Told through Laurie and Jack’s alternating POV’s, the reader learns over the course of time of what was not but what should have been....
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    4, 🎶 do you believe in love 🎶 stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!It all begins one day in December (I know, shocker, you had no idea). We start our story with Laurie, she doesn't believe in love at first sight, she's having a normal run of the mill day, then BOOM she sees a man outside her bus window. As their eyes meet, she feels an instant connection. Laurie's brain shorts out and she does nothing as the bus pulls ...
  • Paromjit
    Josie Silver writes a romantic comedy that is absolutely going to be a big hit, with characters that tug at your heartstrings and packed with laugh out loud humour. It is perfect escapist fare that begins and ends in the festive season. It's December, Laurie doesn't believe in soul mates, but with her hair covered in tinsel, she is at a bus stop in London on a crowded bus heading to her parents home in Birmingham for Christmas. Through the misted...
  • KAS
    5 Mesmerizing & Memorable!! Stars  ...I need to get off this bus. I’m gripped by the overwhelming urge to go outside, to get to him. ... I’ve just fallen hopelessly in love with a stranger at a bus stop. Well folks, it just gets juicier and more captivating with each passing chapter ;)Of course, I went in blind! Of course, it was the best way to go! Of course, I recommend you doing the same! Of course, I am convinced you will love it as muc...
  • Berit☀️✨
    LOOOVED IT!!! Every page, every sentence, every word, every letter!!!In case you cannot tell I have fallen head over heels in love with this book! It has earned a place on my fave shelf and is absolutely one of my top five reeds of 2018... such a beautiful story, so full of love and heart.... this is an epic love story spanning an entire decade... a story with all the feels, you will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will shake your head, ...
  • Kaceey
    Do you believe in love at first sight?A chance encounter at a bus stop. Laurie, day-dreaming, gazes out the bus window and suddenly locks eyes with the boy sitting on a bench. One quick glance is all it takes. Young love is off and running! Is it magic? Is it kismet? But the bus has a schedule to keep, and before either one can do anything, it pulls away. Laurie, unable to let go of that single moment, spends the next year searching for her bus-b...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Smashing, engrossing & devouring!Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book! Laurie, Sarah & Jack were great characters!Random amusing line:“I squint, trying to duck my head to see what he’s reading ....”Oh my, I think all of us book lovers can relate to that sentence. I know that I have done that very same thing so many times!ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by JOSIE SILVER is a fabulous, brilliant, heartwarming and delightful story that completely stole my hea...
  • Kendall
    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...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Five stars to this treasure of a book and five stars to the unforgettable experience of reading it! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I’m honored and humbled that Goodreads selected me to receive a book club kit and set of copies of One Day in December, graciously provided by the publisher, Broadway Books and Crown Publishing. I was fortunate to have local friends and online friends join me for this heartwarming read, the perfect story to enjoy this tim...
  • emma
    me reading that this is a love story about missed opportunities:me reading the words "best friend's boyfriend":me for the rest of the book: basically this was a Meh read for me. it was very long, and very slow, and there was a lot of drama in a kind of suburban-gossip there's-nothing-else-to-talk-about way that did not at all translate to an interesting-book way.i think for stories like these, you gotta like the characters or it's going to be a 4...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Reading One Day in December is a like a getting a warm hug on a chilly winter day. It warmed our hearts and left us feeling like we just experienced something very special. I have been talking about a few books I have read lately that have not been my normal and One Day in December was definitely one of them. This sister does not have a romantic bone in her. My poor husband.One Day in December is warm, captivating, unforgettable and quirky love s...
  • Larry H
    It was a scene from one of the hopelessly romantic movies she loves: one late afternoon just before Christmas, Laurie is packed sardine-like onto a double-decker bus, when through a misty window she spots a handsome man. Some mystical force tells her that he is the one, and when their eyes meet, it's like they both know this to be true. But before Laurie can move or the man can try to board the bus and hopefully sweep her off her feet, the bus dr...
  • JanB
    4.5 starsThis book is all about fate, timing, and star-crossed love, told with a side of humor and a lot of heart. You’re not a romance reader? Neither am I! But this book melted my non-romance reading heart into a puddle.In short, I loved it. It turned out to be so much more than I expected. I loved the characters of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack. I also enjoyed how the author explored the friendship between Laurie and Sarah, best friends for life, ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Properly kitschy and feel-good. I totally should have read this one for Christmas.Q:We stare straight at each other and I can’t look away. I feel my lips move as if I’m going to say something, God knows what, and all of a sudden and out of nowhere I need to get off this bus. I’m gripped by the overwhelming urge to go out.side, to get to him. ...Call it wishful thinking, but I’m sure I see the same thunderbolt hit him too; as if an invisib...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    4 stars! Charming. Witty. Endearing. Refreshing. Heartwarming.I do not generally read romance, but when Brenda and Norma offered the Traveling Sisters the opportunity to read this title, I thought I would take a chance and try it out. I am SO GLAD I did! This is not your typical love story. This novel follows Laurie who believes she has found “the one” when she happens to look through the window of the bus she is on and makes magical eye cont...
  • Christy
    4 stars!! Sometimes you just meet the right person at the wrong time. One Day in December is a story that follows three main characters, but it's told from Laurie and Jack's pov. It was a loonnnngggg journey to get there, but that ending, it was perfect. Life is about timing. Sometimes we meet people at exactly the right time, and sometimes we meet people at the wrong time.The first time Jack and Laurie 'meet' it's on a bus. Laurie is on a bu...
  • Melisa
    The short and sweet version: this was my favorite book of the year, everyone should read it, and it needs to be made into a movie now if not sooner!This is romance done perfectly, yet it’s more than romance - it’s about love and relationships and life and mistakes and forgiveness. So much in one book, wrapped up in a perfect bow that starts on that one day in December. Spanning over several years, this books takes you through the journey of L...
  • Lucie
    I've read SO many books lately about crazy people and missing people and abused people that this was a very welcomed change.Grab a cup of tea or hot cocoa ☕, a cozy blanket,and THIS book. 💗This is an extremely engaging story about a love-at-first-sight scenario. It's set during the Christmas holidays (NINE Christmases actually), but it can definitely be read any time of the year.The winter setting just makes it really fun to read right now, ...
  • Bibi
    *Spoiler Alert*Has this been optioned for a movie yet? Watch out, Nicholas Sparks, Josie Silver is snipping at your heels!Despite my sunny cynical disposition, I am a great believer in that ONE TRUE love. So if you get an opportunity to actually be with yours, please, don't hesitate, as that one indecision can easily cause untold damage and heartache. This is what happened to Laurie, one day, a few seconds, and her life changed irrevocably. Silve...
  • Holly B
    This is such a charming romance with some bittersweet moments that added some emotion.When Laurie spots Jack one day, she "feels" something.  I've known people who have experienced similar instant connections, but who's to say if there is anything to it.  Laurie spends the next year "watching out" for this mystery man that rocked her world.I loved all the characters, the humor and the overall journey between two people that seemed to be meant f...
  • Warda
    I was expecting something happy and feel-good and instead I was handed heartache.I feel betrayed.
  • Elyse Walters
    Not “Splendor in the Grass”...( one of my favorite movies)...or “Love Actually”....or “Sleepless in Seattle”....but....“One Day in December” is.....British-ADORABLY addictive!!!
  • Katie B
    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...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Beautiful. I was not expecting the depth that this book provided It's not just a romance, it's the story of two people whose paths keep crossing over the span of 10 years. There are times that I loved these characters, and times that I hated them. They are flawed, they make bad decisions, but the book doesn't brush this aside. These character struggle with and actually process their feelings and their actions. At its heart this story is a romance...
  • Cheri
    4.5 StarsWhen Laurie first sees him, she’s on the bus on her way home after work, after her work Christmas party – in fact, she still has a halo of tinsel woven through her hair – and she’s so tired, urging the bus forward mentally when she first notices the young man sitting in the bus shelter, reading a book, seemingly oblivious to his surroundings and the pushing and shoving going on around him. He’s so buried in his book that she ca...