Jaffareadstoo is thrilled to part of the lovely blog tour for the magical One Day in December
e-book out now
Paperback 8 November 2018
My thanks to the publishers for my copy for the book and the invitation to the blog tour
What's it all about..
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 snowy December day, she sees a man who 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 their Christmas party a year later, 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?
My thoughts about it..
Sometimes a book comes along that seems to have been sprinkled with a little bit of magic fairy dust and as soon as I opened One Day in December I knew it was going to be pretty special.
On a snowy December day, a girl with tinsel in her hair looks out of the bus window and sees a boy, their eyes meet, their souls connect and they go off happily into the gently falling snow and live happily ever after...well, no, not quite... and this lovely book shows just how devious the fickle hand of fate can be...
In the time it took for me to read One Day in December I was enthralled by the lives of Laurie and her best friend, Sarah. They were quirky and feisty and loved life to the full and when Sarah met someone and fell in love, Laurie was so pleased for her until she discovered just who Sarah had fallen in love with, and that's where the heart of the story lies. The intertwining of lives, the lure of a love that seems impossible and the shattering knowledge that out there is the soul mate who completes you, and yet, they've given their heart to someone else.
Beautiful from start to finish, One Day in December, is unashamedly romantic but it also has a realistic edge to it so that you can well imagine this sort of scenario happening. That fate does, quite often, meddle in dreams is the stuff of everyday life and that's why this book is such a pleasure to read. It made me smile, it made me laugh out loud and it made me cry those big fat ugly tears that make you look like you've a river running down your face, but it also gave me a joyful feeling that comes from reading written magic.
Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little midlands town in England.
Twitter @JosieSilver_ #OneDayInDecember
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