Review: One Day In December, by Josie Silver

onedayindecember-coverSynopsis: 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.


Title: One Day in December
Author: Josie Silver
Publisher: Penguin
Pub Date: 18th October 2018
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780241982273

Rating: 5stars

“You tread lightly through life, but you leave deep footprints that are hard for other people to fill.”

Well damn. This is a book you devour in one sitting. One Day in December was exactly what I needed after the traumatic experience of reading A Little Life. A light, quick, fun read that brings a little sparkly magic into your life!

The story runs around two best friends, who accidentally fall in love with the same guy. The first meets… well… sees him at a bus stop and they catch each other’s eye – she knows it’s the real thing straight away. The other actually finds him and dates him.

Now, normally, I would hate this story. I’m a bit of a book snob like that. But two things happened.

  1. I realised I would definitely be the girl that fell in love at first sight at a bus stop.
  2. This book is so freaking heart-warming that you can’t help but adore it.

Within a few pages, you’re hooked straight in, and you’ll have to go through the tumultuous journey where fate and life battle for balance. What follows for our three protagonists is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered.

This is unashamedly the perfect read to kick you out of your reading slump.

Let’s put it this way. My housemate does not read (trust me, I’ve tried to convert her). She just can’t get into a book enough to get to the end.

She finished this in one go.

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