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One Day in December by Josie Silver Book Review

One Day in December by Josie Silver Book Review Really Into This Blog Goodreads

One Day in December by Josie Silver Book Review

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Publication Date October 16th, 2018

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 Review

Unrequited love that begins on a bus. I’m game!

Love From Afar

One Day in December gives me some While You Were Sleeping vibes. You know that movie with Sandra Bullock, right? She sees a guy pass by her train station and has all these ideas in her head about him. Basically, falls in love with a stranger. I LOVE that movie, so when I got those type of vibes from this book, instantly I’m excited!

Bus Boy

Laurie locks eyes with a guy from the bus & she feels an instant connection. Honestly, I can totally relate to this. While I haven’t fallen head over heels for someone I met on mass transit, I trust my intuition. There are several people in my life with whom I immediately connected.  I find these relationships to be especially meaningful.

One thing I like about this story is that it spans the course of several years. Josie introduces us to these characters & readers get to experience a huge chunk of their life with them. I also really like that she changes narrators thought the book. This gives me insight into what “bus boy” is thinking. And duh!, of course, I want to know EXACTLY what he is thinking.

A Long December

See what I did there with the Counting Crows reference? I’m sorry I had to. One Day in December is on the long side. While the story spans a lot of time, I wish there was more depth to the characters. I sure know a lot about Laurie, but I wanted to know a bit more about Jack. If it’s an unrequited love, then I want to feel that burning intensity. I want to know these two are destined to be together & I just didn’t get enough of that. So, I found myself not being super invested in their relationship.


I am Into This book. While One Day in December didn’t thrill me like Josh & Hazel or The Kiss Quotient, I did enjoy it. Overall, it’s light on romance, a quick read (despite being a longer book) &  I did enjoy the characters.

So stoked to read One Day in December as a buddy read with my girl, Kailey! You can check out her review here! 

Special thanks to Josie Silver, Broadway Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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JOSIE SILVER is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little town in England called Wolverhampton.


Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.


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