One Day in December by Josie Silver

one day in december

But I also said that sometimes, rarely, people can come back into your life. And if that happens, you should keep those people close to you forever.

3/5 stars


Fiction – Romance

Goodreads Summary

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. 


This book is getting all the attention pretty much everywhere you look! It has been the talk of bookstagram, was a Book of the Month pick for December, and was chosen as Reese Witherspoon’s December pick for her highly renowned book club. I’m not going to lie—I went into this with high hopes. I love a good romance and am such a softy for a sappy love story. With that being said, I never fully got into this book. There was never a point for me where I felt like I could not put it down because it was so good. Was it fine enough? Absolutely! I was just hoping for more, I think. One of the big issues for me was that I was never fully invested in the characters. I didn’t feel like I was ever really rooting for them or tied to their story. This is in no way to say that this book was not well-written—it just wasn’t something that captured my heart in the way other books have. There were a few occurrences within that definitely surprised me and picked up the story a bit for me, but it wasn’t enough to make this an unforgettable read. I’m still giving this book 3 stars because the premise is a great one that I know many people would thoroughly enjoy and resonate with. Since I have heard many other book lovers rave about One Day in December, I would still suggest you pick this one up and give it a shot. For me, it is by no means a book I’ll be talking about for months to come.

Author Josie Silver’s website

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