Now that my client work has slowed down quite a bit, I had time to read! I am trying to read all seasonal books right now — this one is on our 2020 Holiday Reading Guide — so I was excited when it was available on the Libby app.
It’s “One Day in December” by Josie Silver, which was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, and well, I think a lot of people read it because of that.
The book starts with Laurie, who makes eye contact with a man as she’s passing by on a bus. She instantly feels an attraction and is convinced she needs to find him again. She tells her roommate, Sarah, about this guy, and they spend the next year looking for him any time they’re out.
They’re not able to find him, but Sarah meets a man named Jack, and they get serious… well Jack is THE GUY. So obviously Laurie is appalled when she meets him. She’s happy for her friend, and doesn’t want to tell her that Jack is the man she’s been looking for.
So that’s how it is, Jack is in the apartment all the time, and Laurie is living in the awkwardness. The book covers a span of… 10 years, I think… and this trio goes through a lot together.
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it if you’re into romance and lite drama. It has mixed reviews on Goodreads — I think people have weird feelings about the “love at first sight” part of it.
I liked the characters and I felt like the situation was not so far-fetched — it’s a good little winter read.
Next, Blanche’s Book Club is reading “Winter Storms” by Elin Hilderbrand.
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