Book Review – One Day in December

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.

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…

Book 51:
One Day in December
by Josie Silver

Genre:
Chick Lit, Holiday, Romance

Published:
October 2018

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.

Favorite Quote(s):

“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

Pages:
390

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.