'One Day in December' is an engaging story of love that starts with a significant moment and continues over years with missed opportunities, brick walls and bad timing. Yes, there's lots of heartbreak and drama, but there are many beautiful and fun elements, too. The question is serendipitous - will the two lovelies ever be able to unite in happiness? The major theme is loyalty with many teasing situations that test it, and boundaries that become blurred.
Laurie and Jack O’Mara are the MCs and they both share the POV. Sarah is a crucial character, too and all three are sympathetically drawn with strengths and fallibilities (even a little quirkiness). Nevertheless, the complexities and circumstances of this addictive plot are the main features - even more than the fabulous characters. The ending is satisfying imo (no epilogue, but I'm more than happy with just the resolution).
While the scenario is not new, Josie Silver writes with depth and she has a natural, conversational style that is easy to connect with.
Like many of you, One Day in December had been blowing up my social media feed. Reader after reader had been recommending it and, well, when it's that many people, they can't be wrong. So, off I went to procure a copy. I wanted a paperback and, when the BookDepository couldn't come through, Amazon did.
Now, most of the time when I buy a book, it sits on the shelf for twelve or so months before I pick it up. One Day in December lasted about six hours before I was reading it.
Josie Silver has managed to pull together the most beautiful slow-burn romance. The writing is fresh, it's comfortable, and warm all at once. It was not a straightforward romance, which I absolutely loved. I mean, how often are romance novels cut and dry? They kind of are - mine are, but this one showed a complete life story, things happening to and around the main characters as they took their time working towards each other.
It was an absolute joy to read - I just wish I could read it again with fresh eyes. This is one I'll return to time and again, and I desperately hope someone picks this up as a film one day.
A wonderful romantic comedy with enough angst and emotion to make it believable. Jack and Laurie were great characters and friendships were frayed at times. I loved this book and look forward to more by this author.
I liked the way the story was woven into a fabric that was believable yet tantalising (to get to the end to find out what happened). I didn't skip any of the read which I sometimes do when a storyline rambles. The main characters were easy to like and I felt my relationship with them building as the story went on. I felt a sense of loss that I had to say 'goodbye' to them at the end.
This is a easy read, that has you hoping against odds that the two main narrators will finally be together. Through the story it seems unlikely and That’s okay as they seem happy in their choices, until their not. Great book, loved it