One Day in December

One Day in December

A Novel

Paperback - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525574682
Characteristics: 409 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: 1 day in December


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Dec 17, 2018

This is an epic tale of three friends and you will fall in love with all of them. Josie Silver's skilfull character-building makes them your friends, too. Two sets of eyes meet through a bus window. The rest of the story will surprise you and make you break out the tissues. Real life is lived in this bittersweet romance and you will be sorry to bid these characters farewell. If you are looking for a new book to read this December, this is it. This edition ready-made for book groups. Discussion questions and an interview with the author already included.

Oct 16, 2018

I always wondered if love at first sight was possible, then I read One Day in December by Josie Silver. I was rooting for Laurie after she spotted "the one" from her bus window and spent the next year looking for him. This romance was really hard to put down! --Chris

JCLKariE Oct 03, 2018

There's nothing better than a romance set in London. The wonderfully drawn, believable characters make One Day in December standout. Watching Laurie and Sarah grow up from their shared flat on Delancey Street, to dream jobs, to marriage and babies; the highs and lows of life and love make their friendship stronger. Laurie and Jack's love story is complicated, messy, and swoon-worthy.


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