After Laurie, a recent university graduate in London, spots the man of her dreams at a bus stop and vows to find him, her wish comes true: He returns to her life, only this time as Jack, her best friend Sarah's new boyfriend. For the sake of Sarah, Laurie puts her feelings on hold for a decade as she navigates her awkward new friendship with Jack and seeks satisfaction elsewhere.
Author Josie Silver takes readers on a journey that spans 10 Christmas seasons, exploring what happens when true love is found—and lost ... One Day in December is a captivating read, full of charming characters and relatable situations.
Silver explores the different kinds of love men and women create and share in this sweetly romantic novel ... Plenty of stereotypes and tropes here, with Laurie and Jack's alternating first-person points of view illustrating their Love Actually missed opportunities, complete with second-guessing and could-have-beens on both ends. Family members and friends round out a well-developed and necessary cast of supporting characters ... Readers who enjoy contemporary romance will root for Laurie and Jack as they work through laughter-through-tears experiences and toward a happily-ever-after worth fighting for.
First of all, to enjoy this book, you have to set aside your skepticism and common sense. You have to embrace your inner romantic, and you have to believe, just for a few hours, that love at first sight is a reasonable thing and that we all have a soul mate. If you can do that, then you will find Josie Silver’s One Day in December a sweet, entertaining read. If you can’t, then you will spend a lot of time rolling your eyes ... What follows is a touching story ... If you’re heading out of town anytime over the holidays, this would be the perfect airplane read.