Wednesday 29 August 2018

Guest Review: One Day in December 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?
Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is a joyous, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you'll want to escape into forever.

Review: When I saw the title of this book, I thought just another Christmas story. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas stories, and I sat down to read with great anticipation. However, this is no ordinary tale of tinsel and sleigh bells; it is an absolutely wonderful love story that keeps you captivated and guessing at the same time. As well as romance, there is heartbreak, happiness, humour and the most amazing lasting friendship in the pages of this incredibly moving book. 

This is the story of Laurie and Jack. As the title says, Laurie first glimpses Jack one day in December from the bus she is riding home from work. Although she doesn't believe it possible, she is smitten there and then, but the bus drives on, Jack is left behind and she is left searching for him. When they finally meet properly, it is when he is introduced to her by her best friend in the world, Sarah, but as Sarah's perfect boyfriend. There then follows 10 years of ups and downs in which Laurie's, Jack's and Sarah's lives move in all sorts of directions, and a host of other characters come and go. 

I completely loved this story. It took me on an emotional rollercoaster, but not one that had me shouting to get off; I never knew where it was going to turn next - wonderful writing. I cannot recommend it highly enough. However, be prepared with tissues for tears of joy, sorrow and frustration. 

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