One Day in December by Josie Silver

Is it read-worth? Yes. I got to see romance grow up, getting to know Laurie, Jack, and Sarah and their twisted love triangle over a decade. I really enjoyed seeing the way love changes as you age. I loved it.

Back of Book Summary

“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.”

10 Years of Love

I’m just going to say this: I wish a book like this had fallen into my hands when I was 16. The way One Day in December displays love is so, so realistic and, at the same time, doesn’t lose that magic associated with young love (even as it ages over a ten year time period.) I feel like this is a great book – no matter your age – to show how relationships develop and how, sometimes, you miss out on things that could have been great because it doesn’t happen in the right way or at the right time… But, in the end, something good always works out. Truly a magical book with super relatable characters, an interesting storyline, and a beautiful take on what real love is.

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