One Day in December #Blog Review #Penguin #NetGalley

Written by Josie Silver




Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it?

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.

Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus.

Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life.

But what if fate has other plans?




16. ODID




A Wonderfully Light-Hearted Read!  5 stars


Not your average boy-meets-girl story; this is much more like real life – and I loved every word of it!

On her way home on the bus after a hard day at work, Laurie sees a guy waiting in the bus stop and, as their eyes meet, she feels he may her ‘someone special’. Transfixed by her, he doesn’t make a move until it’s too late and the bus pulls away leaving him behind. Laurie spends the next year scanning everywhere in the hopes of finding ‘bus boy’ but it’s not until her flatmate and best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new man in her life that she realises the hunt is over – and he’s out of bounds to her. With the scene set, we follow Laurie and Sarah through their twenties; love, life and careers whilst through everything their friendship never falters.

This is a fresh take on romance, and I enjoyed it immensely. Skilfully created, there is always something going on to keep the reader’s attention. Several different gorgeous locations are beautifully described, and the character traits are very endearing giving a clear picture that these are folk you would welcome as friends. A wonderfully light-hearted read, full of as many angst moments as there are ‘aaah’ ones and I really couldn’t find fault – even if I wanted to. It certainly kept my attention throughout, and I have no hesitation in recommending this new voice in fiction.

My thanks to publishers Penguin for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: friendship, romance
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1284 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Publication Date: 23 August 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US – paperback, 16 October 2018




Meet the Author





Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his 21st birthday. She lives with him, her two young children and their cat in a little town in the Midlands.








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