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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 aga
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Broadway Books
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Nick
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

You can buy the book here!

“You tread lightly through life, but you leave deep footprints that are hard for other people to fill.”


5 stars

One Day in December is an epic story centered around three people Laurie, Sarah and Jack.

It all start on a December day.
Laurie doesn't believe in first sight love.
She sees a man through the bus window.
She believes now.

She searches for him, every now and then.
She thinks is sure he is the one for her
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(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Can a fated glance across a misty bus window = TRUE LOVE?

One Day in December is the kind of book that will touch your heart and make you believe in love. The kind of heartwarming love that is meant to be against all odds. The kind of love that leaves you smiling just reading about it. I opened the book and found myself immersed in Laurie and Jack's story. It was exactly what I needed. An addictive, unputdownable, angsty love story that filled my heart with a solid dose of romance.

The story
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Debra
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Laurie sees a man outside of her bus window one day. There are no words, no actions, only intense eye contact but that is enough to make her fall head over heels in love with a stranger. She years for him, she can't stop thinking about him, she dreams of the time they will meet again. Then one day her best friend and roommate, Sarah, introduces her new boyfriend, Jack, to Laurie. Sarah is anxious for Jack and Laurie to meet. She hopes they will hit it off - if only she knew that her boyfriend is ...more
Meredith
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: overdrive
Heartwarming!

One Day in December is a sweet story about friendship, romance, and true love.


The plot centers around a romance that could have been but was not. Instead, wrong matches are made, friendships are put to the test, and the notion of true love is tested. This is the story of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack.

Told through Laurie and Jack’s alternating POV’s, the reader learns over the course of time of what was not but what should have been. Will true love prevail or will one be left heartbrok
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Susanne Strong
5 Heartfelt, Love-Sick Stars!

What happens when see him? It’s love at first sight, and then your best friend meets him in person and she gets the guy?


For Laurie, there is a moment. Just one. Perhaps it is Kismet or maybe it's Destiny. She sees him at the bus stop. Laurie is inside, he is waiting outside, he looks up at the exact moment she does, their eyes meet and hold and she knows. He is the one.

For a year, she looks for him everywhere, but never finds him. Her crush goes unrequited. Her bes
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Christina - Traveling Sister
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
4, 🎶 do you believe in love 🎶 stars!!!

Full review featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!

It all begins one day in December (I know, shocker, you had no idea). We start our story with Laurie, she doesn't believe in love at first sight, she's having a normal run of the mill day, then BOOM she sees a man outside her bus window. As their eyes meet, she feels an instant connection. Laurie's brain shorts out and she does nothing as the bus pulls away, she then runs through endless possibilities of w
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
3.5 stars. There were things I really loved about this, but also things I really hated and I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. I thoroughly enjoyed this one but it definitely made me feel a little icky and I don't know what to do with that information lmao. I was rooting for the protagonists but I felt like I shouldn't have been. Also the love interest was kind of a shit for most of this? IDK MAN IDK. It was fun but I FEEL WEIRD OKAY BYE
Paromjit
Josie Silver writes a romantic comedy that is absolutely going to be a big hit, with characters that tug at your heartstrings and packed with laugh out loud humour. It is perfect escapist fare that begins and ends in the festive season. It's December, Laurie doesn't believe in soul mates, but with her hair covered in tinsel, she is at a bus stop in London on a crowded bus heading to her parents home in Birmingham for Christmas. Through the misted window, she sees him outside and deep inside her ...more
Berit☀️✨
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOOOVED IT!!! Every page, every sentence, every word, every letter!!!

In case you cannot tell I have fallen head over heels in love with this book! It has earned a place on my fave shelf and is absolutely one of my top five reeds of 2018... such a beautiful story, so full of love and heart.... this is an epic love story spanning an entire decade... a story with all the feels, you will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will shake your head, you will fall in love... this book will break your
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Kaceey - Traveling Sister
Do you believe in love at first sight?

A chance encounter at a bus stop. Laurie, day-dreaming, gazes out the bus window and suddenly locks eyes with the boy sitting on a bench. One quick glance is all it takes. Young love is off and running! Is it magic? Is it kismet?

But the bus has a schedule to keep, and before either one can do anything, it pulls away.

Laurie, unable to let go of that single moment, spends the next year searching for her bus-boy. So… you just have to believe it’s more than co
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KAS
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Mesmerizing & Memorable!! Stars

...I need to get off this bus. I’m gripped by the overwhelming urge to go outside, to get to him. ... I’ve just fallen hopelessly in love with a stranger at a bus stop.

Well folks, it just gets juicier and more captivating with each passing chapter ;)

Of course, I went in blind! Of course, it was the best way to go! Of course, I recommend you doing the same! Of course, I am convinced you will love it as much as I did!!

I would describe this story as sophistic
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Norma * Traveling Sister
Smashing, engrossing & devouring!

Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book! Laurie, Sarah & Jack were great characters!

Random amusing line:
“I squint, trying to duck my head to see what he’s reading ....”

Oh my, I think all of us book lovers can relate to that sentence. I know that I have done that very same thing so many times!

ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by JOSIE SILVER is a fabulous, brilliant, heartwarming and delightful story that completely stole my heart and consumed my thoughts. It took me less tha
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Kendall
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2018 has been an amazing year of talent for new releases and I can proudly say that this little beauty sits proudly on that shelf!

Oh my goodness Josie Silver you have my heart with how beautifully your words and talent is expressed across these pages of One Day in December.

This book was NOTHING that I expected. What a beautiful and powerful tale of love, loss, friendship, and how love can span across a lifetime.

One beautiful wintery day Laurie is on the bus and she happens to look out her win
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Five stars to this treasure of a book and five stars to the unforgettable experience of reading it! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

I’m honored and humbled that Goodreads selected me to receive a book club kit and set of copies of One Day in December, graciously provided by the publisher, Broadway Books and Crown Publishing. I was fortunate to have local friends and online friends join me for this heartwarming read, the perfect story to enjoy this time of year, and quite uplifting in the end.

It’s close to the holiday
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Brenda - Traveling Sister
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading One Day in December is a like a getting a warm hug on a chilly winter day. It warmed our hearts and left us feeling like we just experienced something very special.

I have been talking about a few books I have read lately that have not been my normal and One Day in December was definitely one of them. This sister does not have a romantic bone in her. My poor husband.

One Day in December is warm, captivating, unforgettable and quirky love story not only between couples but within a friends
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Larry H
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a scene from one of the hopelessly romantic movies she loves: one late afternoon just before Christmas, Laurie is packed sardine-like onto a double-decker bus, when through a misty window she spots a handsome man. Some mystical force tells her that he is the one, and when their eyes meet, it's like they both know this to be true. But before Laurie can move or the man can try to board the bus and hopefully sweep her off her feet, the bus drives away.

Even though she's almost certain that "B
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JanB
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

This book is all about fate, timing, and star-crossed love, told with a side of humor and a lot of heart. You’re not a romance reader? Neither am I! But this book melted my non-romance reading heart into a puddle.

In short, I loved it. It turned out to be so much more than I expected. I loved the characters of Laurie, Sarah, and Jack. I also enjoyed how the author explored the friendship between Laurie and Sarah, best friends for life, through thick and thin.

We follow these three throug
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Lindsay - Traveling Sister
4 stars!

Charming. Witty. Endearing. Refreshing. Heartwarming.

I do not generally read romance, but when Brenda and Norma offered the Traveling Sisters the opportunity to read this title, I thought I would take a chance and try it out. I am SO GLAD I did! This is not your typical love story.

This novel follows Laurie who believes she has found “the one” when she happens to look through the window of the bus she is on and makes magical eye contact with a handsome stranger. She doesn’t believe in l
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emma
me reading that this is a love story about missed opportunities:


me reading the words "best friend's boyfriend":


me for the rest of the book:


basically this was a Meh read for me. it was very long, and very slow, and there was a lot of drama in a kind of suburban-gossip there's-nothing-else-to-talk-about way that did not at all translate to an interesting-book way.

i think for stories like these, you gotta like the characters or it's going to be a 400-page trip to Boring City, USA. and unfortunatel
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Christy
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!

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Sometimes you just meet the right person at the wrong time.

One Day in December is a story that follows three main characters, but it's told from Laurie and Jack's pov. It was a loonnnngggg journey to get there, but that ending, it was perfect. Life is about timing. Sometimes we meet people at exactly the right time, and sometimes we meet people at the wrong time.

The first time Jack and Laurie 'meet' it's on a bus. Laurie is on a bus and sees Jack. He sees her too. He tries to get
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Lucie
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read SO many books lately about crazy people and missing people and abused people that this was a very welcome change!

Grab a cup of tea or hot cocoa ☕,
a cozy blanket, and THIS book. 💗

This is an extremely engaging story about a love-at-first-sight scenario. It's set during the Christmas holidays (NINE Christmases actually), but it can definitely be read any time of the year.

The winter setting just makes it really fun to read right now, with it's atmospheric descriptions of London during the
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Melisa
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The short and sweet version: this was my favorite book of the year, everyone should read it, and it needs to be made into a movie now if not sooner!

This is romance done perfectly, yet it’s more than romance - it’s about love and relationships and life and mistakes and forgiveness. So much in one book, wrapped up in a perfect bow that starts on that one day in December.

Spanning over several years, this books takes you through the journey of Lu’s life as she’s coming of age after university.

I ca
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Holly  B
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a charming romance with some bittersweet moments that added some emotion.

When Laurie spots Jack one day, she "feels" something.  I've known people who have experienced similar instant connections, but who's to say if there is anything to it.  Laurie spends the next year "watching out" for this mystery man that rocked her world.

I loved all the characters, the humor and the overall journey between two people that seemed to be meant for each other.

A touch of  serendipity  and a  fairyt
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Bibi
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
*Spoiler Alert*

Has this been optioned for a movie yet? Watch out, Nicholas Sparks, Josie Silver is snipping at your heels!


Despite my sunny cynical disposition, I am a great believer in that ONE TRUE love. So if you get an opportunity to actually be with yours, please, don't hesitate, as that one indecision can easily cause untold damage and heartache.

This is what happened to Laurie, one day, a few seconds, and her life changed irrevocably. Silver wrote an incredibly heartbreaking story about m
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Warda
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting something happy and feel-good and instead I was handed heartache.
I feel betrayed.
Katie B
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was just such a good read for me. Right from the start I fell in love with the characters. Usually when I read novels in the romance genre I can find at least one or two things that I didn't like, but this book was pretty darn close to perfect. It is understandable though that this might not be the right fit for all readers as we all have stories that we connect with more than others.

Laurie is on the bus when she looks out the window and instantly falls in love with a man standing outside.
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Elyse Walters
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not “Splendor in the Grass”...( one of my favorite movies)...

or “Love Actually”....

or “Sleepless in Seattle”....

but....

“One Day in December”

is.....

British-ADORABLY addictive!!!

Trina (Between Chapters)
Beautiful. I was not expecting the depth that this book provided It's not just a romance, it's the story of two people whose paths keep crossing over the span of 10 years. There are times that I loved these characters, and times that I hated them. They are flawed, they make bad decisions, but the book doesn't brush this aside. These character struggle with and actually process their feelings and their actions. At its heart this story is a romance but it's not an easy, fluffy one. There is a jour ...more
Cheri
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, love, london, england
4.5 Stars

When Laurie first sees him, she’s on the bus on her way home after work, after her work Christmas party – in fact, she still has a halo of tinsel woven through her hair – and she’s so tired, urging the bus forward mentally when she first notices the young man sitting in the bus shelter, reading a book, seemingly oblivious to his surroundings and the pushing and shoving going on around him. He’s so buried in his book that she can’t see his face, and she cleans the steamed up window with
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Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don't meet the one.

Charming and authentic, One Day in December is a story of love, friendship, and growing up. This book made me so happy! It felt like a film, something that I could envision so vividly. And at the same time, it felt like a real story. The characters felt like friends, and I felt deeply invested in their lives. This was a book club read hosted by Jennifer at Tarheel Reader and sponsored by Goodreads, and I’m so glad to h
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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 midlands town in England.

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