People loved this next book. There was a lot of hype when it first came out. I don’t generally buy a brand new book, so I waited it out and found it in a Little Free Library about a year later. And in case you’re wondering, I did not read it in one day in December…
One Day in December
by Josie Silver
Chick Lit, Holiday, Romance
Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, One Day in December is a missed connection story between Laurie James and a man she locked eyes with at a bus stop one day in December. Spanning a decade, this story explores the intricacies of love at first site, reunion, friendship and growth.
“You tread lightly through life, but you leave deep footprints that are hard for other people to fill.”– Josie Silver, One Day in December
Awards (based upon my brief research):
#1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
My Overall Rating:
3.5 – There was a phase of my life where I read a lot of Mary Kay Andrews, Katie Fforde and Sara Strohmeyer, and I think this book fits right into that category. It’s not overly romantic – not gross – but a really cute, feel-good love story. Think Hallmark Channel movie (in fact, how is this not yet a Hallmark Channel movie?). My issue with those types of books is that they read fast, and they’re really light and fun, but I don’t really gain anything from them as a reader. They’re purely escapist reads, and I think I’m at a point in my life where I want more.
SOMEWHAT OF A SPOILER ALERT —- I also really disliked that the author has the reader rooting for a divorce to happen in the story. Like, you made your bed, now lie in it.