Hey there readers!
Today, I'll be discussing one of the best romance novels of 2018, One Day in December.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. 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.
Laurie spends a year searching for him at every bus stop and cafe in London. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway...
Then one day, Laurie finds him at a Christmas party where her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces Jack—the man from the bus--as her new boyfriend.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah, and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered.
Silver's latest reminds readers that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
Josie Silver's latest novel was one of my favorites of 2018 (and that says a lot considering I'm not a huge fan of romance).
One Day in December is a beautiful narrative that highlights the things that make life worth living-- friendship, family, and love. But despite this, ODID is also a tale of heartbreak and struggle.
Silver's latest features a fun plot, captivating diction, and quirky, laugh-out-loud moments. However, the star of the novel is, undoubtedly, the cast of characters the author has so carefully created.
The relationship between Jack, Laurie, and Sarah combined with their distinct and delightful personalities make this a story that is memorable, enchanting, and full of hope. Their place in life shifts and changes throughout the ten years shared with the audience, and because of this, readers grow to love the characters that have so wonderfully grown, failed, succeeded, and everything in between.
One Day in December is a tale for the hopeless romantic, but it's also a lesson for the everyday individual. Jack, Laurie, and Sarah's experiences are a reminder that struggle is inevitable, that life may not always turn out the way we want it to, but that maybe, just maybe, we're exactly where we're supposed to be.
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