[Review] One Day in December

Author: Josie Silver
Sourced: Book of the Month pick, conveniently from December 2018
Meows: 3.997, because even with a problematic plot it was still a cute read


Laurie meets the man of her dreams (Jack), but only through locked eyes on a bus ride home with a man sitting outside the bus. Convinced she’ll find him again, no man can measure up to bus stop guy. With a little book magic, Laurie does indeed find Jack, but this time she’s introduced to him as her roommate’s boyfriend. Years of angst, missed connections, and failed relationships fill this book and lead us to an ending that took a long journey, but the right journey in the end.


“Sometimes you just meet the right person at the wrong time,” I say softly.
page 385


On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d probably give One Day in December 6 toe beans. It’s a little bit of a cheesy read, but honestly a nice palate cleanser when you need to read something light. It’s cheerful, hopeful, the right amount of cringe, and while it may not be entirely realistic, I like that the author took a problematic occurrence and did right by the characters. Silver didn’t leave you hating the main characters, but rooting for their individual happiness even if they couldn’t be together.

This book is part of my personal collection since purchased via Book of the Month, but it’s definitely a book that is easily shared with friends. I can definitely see myself keeping it and re-reading next December, in case the holiday blues sneak up on me.


Like the post and leave a comment. Are you reading any chick lit that’s a must read? I love swapping in a silly romance between my other reads. 

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