Author: Josie Silver
Publisher: Broadway Books
Genre: Holiday, Romance
Goodreads: A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.
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.
Ope’s Opinion: This was so much fun to read! Seeing the story unfold from both Laurie’s and Jack’s perspective gave another dimension to it. This would make a good Hallmark Christmas movie.
The friendships are really the center of this book. Seeing them each care about the other more then what they want for themselves brought the holiday spirit into the story.
The journey to the end that you want and expect took a lot of turns along the way. A very satisfying read!
I think this novel needs to be made into a film. I really enjoyed it too.