One Day in December - Josie Silver

One Day in December

By Josie Silver

  • Release Date: 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 2,168 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

“Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon

“Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times-bestselling 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.


  • Beautiful love story!

    By Nayo1221
    This is a story written so beautifully it’ll have you talking to the characters yourself! ♥️
  • One of the most cheesy, worst books ive ever read.

    By Marfosho
    Very cheesy. Very bad. The story took place between 23/22 year olds and I'm 25 so it's not like I'm far off the path of "understanding the book". Maybe a good read for a 12 year old. It's just a very juvenile story line with an occasional big word tossed in from Webster's.
  • Unenjoyable Read

    By Maggieeeee09
    I read this based on the Reese book club recommendation. I found it a very dull read. The characters seemed confused. The storyline dragged on forever. I didn’t enjoy it at all. Would not recommend.
  • Trite and annoying

    By agrai24
    Wow, warning if you listen to this on audiobook you may find yourself mocking the narrator(s)...although I finished it and there were times I was interested, this was a terrible book. Full of cliches, stereotypes and barf-inducing moments, some people may like that sort of heart warming thing. I however, do not, and it just wasn’t my bag, baby. Ugh.
  • Wow.

    By Surf the trains
    I read a lot of books. Lots are sadly cliches, and at first I thought well I’ll give this a try it seems pretty much like the others. It was not in the least and I very much recommend anyone to give it a shot.
  • Wonderful!

    By LaiJayy
    Fantastic, feel-good read! I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want the book to end. Highly recommend!
  • Wonderful story

    By KarissaSte
    This is a very easy read and it will keep you wanting more! There’s a lot of foreshadowing but I still found it hard to put down. It was a very sweet story that I’m glad I got into.
  • Very good book!

    By Sophiaquan
    Finished it in two days.
  • Wow!

    By Mih_Hall
    This book was absolutely amazing! I held my breath throughout the entire thing uncertain of how everything would turn out. Jack is just everything! Laurie is so sweet! And Sarah is someone you love. Great storytelling and a beautiful, sweet love story that you can’t put down.
  • Hard to root for the male love interest here

    By Cal Brew
    The object of the protagonist’s affection is so remarkably selfish and manipulative that I just couldn’t root for them to end up together. I ended up skimming the rest of the book once it became clear he was going to lead her on for years. But if you are looking for a tortured romance and you can get past the fact that he’s not really a nice guy, the author does a good job of creating this world. Fwiw (mild spoiler alert) I liked the guy the protagonist almost ends up with, before they make character changes to clear the way for the original Iove interest. If they adapt this for tv/movies, I hope they do something to make the male lead more likable.