I actually bought ‘One Day in December’ in December 2018 after hearing it was the book of the moment. I had good intentions – I was going to read it. Then, as always, life gets in the way and it gathered dust on my bookshelf.
Fast forward to December 2019 and I’d just finished a crime novel and was looking for a new book to read. I spotted ‘One Day in December’ on the shelf and thought as it was nearly Christmas, it would make the perfect read.
The blurb says:
‘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 freezing day, she sees a man 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 a party later that year, 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?’
I loved this book. It’s simply divine and you can’t help but fall in love with the lead characters. Yes, they get things wrong and don’t always say nice things. But don’t we all? It makes them real. And Josie is certainly a master of the ‘will they get together or won’t they?’ story thread.
I usually find psychological thrillers and crime fiction page turners. It came as a pleasant surprise to find a romance novel having the same effect.