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One Day in December: A Novel

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon (A Reese’s Book Club Pick)

“The perfect book to get lost in . . . Josie Silver’s characters sneak their way into your heart and stay.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost

Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.

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.

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.

This is one of those books that's practially a movie; you can see it as you listen. It starts one December day when Laurie is on the bus on her way home from work, exhausted, and locks eyes with Jack sitting at the bus stop. But the bus pulls away before either can do anything. The book follows the two for the next ten years as they end up constantly in one another's orbit but never in the right place at the right time. This is pure love-story magic. Eleanor Tomlinson (mostly recently known as Demelza in Poldark) and Charlie Anson (Larry Grey in Downton Abbey) voice two main the characters. I have a very clear memory of being in the kitchen, making pierogi, and just stopping to listen...and then rewinding the end twice. Download the audiobook from HERE.

ISBN: 9780525574682

ISBN-10: 9780525574682

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 10/16/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/16/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 416

Language: English


Fiction / Women

Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Fiction / Romance