One Day in December

One Day in December by Josie Silver Book Summary


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon (A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick) 

“The perfect book to get lost in . . . Josie Silver’s characters sneak their way into your heart and stay.”—Jill Santopolo, 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.

One Day in December by Josie Silver Book Reviews

Payoneer 💰5 star

Wondering how you could earn $25 by just signing up? Earn $25 for free by joining Payoneer. Sign Up!

- Loved it!5 star

Could not put this book down, it’s a great read, you won’t be disappointed!

- So good!5 star

Some what predictable but I loved it. I think I read it in two days. An easy, sweet, happy read.

- Entertaining4 star

Slow start and predictable but entertaining and worth the read

- 😍😍😍5 star

Hands down a must read!!!

- One Day in December5 star

Great little love story. Ended just the way it should have.

- One Day in December5 star

Very sweet story line.... perfect for a December read!

- An amazing read5 star

This book was absolutely amazing. I literally read it in one sitting. Sobbing at the end.

- Heartwarming Love Story5 star

Must read for any hopeless romantic!

- Fun read!!5 star

I loved every part of their story. It was a back & forth type thing. I love how it ties to the beginning. I’m so happy that I read it.

- Cheating cheating and more cheating. Not satisfying1 star

Too much constant cheating and just frustrating.

- Great book5 star

I loved this book! Josie Silver is a wonderful author.

- Beautiful love story!5 star

This is a story written so beautifully it’ll have you talking to the characters yourself! ♥️

- One of the most cheesy, worst books ive ever read.1 star

Very cheesy. Very bad. The story took place between 23/22 year olds and I'm 25 so it's not like I'm far off the path of "understanding the book". Maybe a good read for a 12 year old. It's just a very juvenile story line with an occasional big word tossed in from Webster's.

- Unenjoyable Read1 star

I read this based on the Reese book club recommendation. I found it a very dull read. The characters seemed confused. The storyline dragged on forever. I didn’t enjoy it at all. Would not recommend.

- Trite and annoying2 star

Wow, warning if you listen to this on audiobook you may find yourself mocking the narrator(s)...although I finished it and there were times I was interested, this was a terrible book. Full of cliches, stereotypes and barf-inducing moments, some people may like that sort of heart warming thing. I however, do not, and it just wasn’t my bag, baby. Ugh.

- Wow.5 star

I read a lot of books. Lots are sadly cliches, and at first I thought well I’ll give this a try it seems pretty much like the others. It was not in the least and I very much recommend anyone to give it a shot.

- Wonderful!5 star

Fantastic, feel-good read! I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want the book to end. Highly recommend!

- Wonderful story5 star

This is a very easy read and it will keep you wanting more! There’s a lot of foreshadowing but I still found it hard to put down. It was a very sweet story that I’m glad I got into.

- Very good book!5 star

Finished it in two days.

- Wow!5 star

This book was absolutely amazing! I held my breath throughout the entire thing uncertain of how everything would turn out. Jack is just everything! Laurie is so sweet! And Sarah is someone you love. Great storytelling and a beautiful, sweet love story that you can’t put down.

- Hard to root for the male love interest here2 star

The object of the protagonist’s affection is so remarkably selfish and manipulative that I just couldn’t root for them to end up together. I ended up skimming the rest of the book once it became clear he was going to lead her on for years. But if you are looking for a tortured romance and you can get past the fact that he’s not really a nice guy, the author does a good job of creating this world. Fwiw (mild spoiler alert) I liked the guy the protagonist almost ends up with, before they make character changes to clear the way for the original Iove interest. If they adapt this for tv/movies, I hope they do something to make the male lead more likable.

- Couldn’t put it down5 star

Fell in love with this love story

- Just ok3 star

Slow beginning, I honestly didn’t love it because it was basically about people lying to each other the entire time.

- I loved this!5 star

What a cute story. It was fun and easy to read, and I loved all the characters. It would make an excellent movie, too!

- One Dy In December5 star

Nice modern love story. It would make a really good movie, up there with "When Harry Met Sally". I loved this book that spans 10 years of a romance-friendship-romance.

- Crummy5 star

This book is simply horrible, there is no character development, the plot is hard to follow because there is so much that is skipped over, and I just can’t connect to the characters; therefore, I cannot root for them. The main narrator’s love interest is so into himself I want to gag and I just don’t know what the narrator sees in him because we don’t really get to see their relationship develop. Kind of boring and a definite waste of money.

- Amazing5 star

Loved this book, from beginning to end! Definitely a good read for any hopeless romantic, the ending was PERFECT!

- Couldn’t put this book down5 star

I love a good romance story and this is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. All the characters were so relatable and likable. I highly recommend this book for someone looking for a light romance story.

- Loved it!5 star

Just when you think you know where it’s going, clever surprises along the road. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

- Un-put-down-able5 star

Sweet coming-of-age story about friendship & love with a side of family & travel. Narration alternates between two members of a love triangle. I couldn’t put it down!

- I love this book5 star

I didn’t want it to end

- Great read!!5 star

Lovely book.

- A simple read2 star

Shallow and ultimately uninteresting. The character development was worthy of a teen magazine. Just silly.

- Liked it.5 star

I’ve had that look before, when you see someone and just know. A good read, the beginning was a little slow for me, but couldn’t put it down toward the end.

- What a story!5 star

Read this romantic, keep you guessing love story in one day! This love story is just AMAZING! If you loved The Notebook then you must read this book...RIGHT NOW!

- Cute4 star

Kept me intrigued. Would recommend to a lover of love.

- One Day in December5 star

Great read! Couldn’t put it down. Worth the time and money. You won’t be disappointed.

- Great Book5 star

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the very first page to the very last!

- Highly recommend!5 star

One of the best books I have ever read! The author moves from character to character in such a special way that you feel like your apart of the story!

- Lifts and sinks your heart5 star

One of the best books I’ve read in awhile. Such an amazing love story about love in friendship, romance and family. So heartwarming!

- Timing is Everything4 star

3.5 - 4 stars Time is such a cruel mistress. Chance encounters and near misses happen every day. What if you left the house 1 minute earlier? A minute later? Withheld a truth to spare someone's feelings? Would any of these seemingly insignificant things be enough to alter the trajectory of your entire life? I asked myself many of these questions while reading One Day in December and found myself devouring this book so I could find out what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time. As much as I enjoyed Laurie and Jack's story, I'm not sure if I truly loved it. It was well written (though a bit long) and poignant, but as much as I sympathized with the characters and their decisions, part of me wasn't sure if I truly wanted them to end up together. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't particularly feel the intense bond they shared or if so much "life" had happened over the span of this book. The story is told from both Jack and Laurie's POV, and illustrates just how different the perspectives of men and women can be. 10 years. 10 years of longing, tears, laughs, joys, ups, downs, distance, stolen moments, lovers, and heartbreaks. One issue I had with the time span was that I often had to check the date at the start of each chapter to determine how much time had passed for our characters. This broke up the flow of the book for me and was a bit distracting. The book actually reminded me a lot of Renee Carlino's Blind Kiss, except One Day in Decemberdidn't quite evoke such ragey feelings in me. The book isn't as light and heartwarming as the blurb and cover make it sound though. The author does attempt to keep things lighter at times with references to famous rom coms and the wonderful cast of secondary characters added to the story, but besides Sara, everyone else was just a plot device or passing fancy. I actually liked Oscar a lot and felt more between him and Laurie than her and Jack. Ultimately, the book could be boiled down to one question for me. In life and love, is close enough, enough? Something Sara said about love not being a constant effort and that you shouldn't have to be someone even slightly different to who you really are, truly struck a chord with me. Though I don't agree with all the decisions these characters made over the 10 year span of this book, I did feel most were necessary for their character to truly grow and come into their own. I felt like the ending was a bit rushed (after all that build-up), but I was satisfied as I turned the last page. Overall, One Day in December is a solid read that romantics at heart will adore. *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*

TransferWise 💸5 star

Enjoy high maximum transfers into more than 20 currencies while saving up to 90% over local banks! The cheap, fast way to send money abroad. Free transfer up to 500 USD!

AirBNB 🎁5 star

Get $65 off on your first stay at travels. Claim your 65 USD Airbnb free credit by clicking here!

Josie Silver - One Day in December Comments

About Josie Silver Wiki

Josie Cotton (born 1956) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for "Johnny Are You Queer?" and "He Could Be the One" from 1982. "Johnny Are You Queer?" was used on the soundtracks to Jackass Number Two and Valley Girl. "He Could Be the One" was also used in Valley Girl. Career Born Josie Jones in Dallas, Texas, Cotton sang with Dallas bands and then moved to Los Angeles, California. She met Larson Paine in Hollywood, and the two began dating. Larson and his brother Bobby gave her "Johnny, Are You Queer?", previously performed by The Go-Go's, to record as a demo. After the first label to sign her folded, Bomp! Records released the song as a single.The performance of the single a...

If you want to link to One Day in December book page, please use the codes provided below!
L
C
Do you want hide your ip address?Surf anonymously, prevent hackers from acquiring your IP address, send anonymous email, and encrypt your Internet connection. High speed, ultra secure, and easy to use. Instant setup.