Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way. Of course, life is full of many variables beyond our control, but at the end of the day, you determine the actions that influence your path.Scott Allan
Title: One Day in December
Author: Josie Silver
Publisher: Random House Audio
I had read Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird and knew that she could transport her readers to different worlds and engage them in her story. This book did not disappoint me. Even though I read this in the audiobook format, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Laurie sees a man through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day. She knows she is in love; however, the bus drives away, and the moment is lost. Laurie spends a year trying to locate her mystery man by scanning every bus stop and cafe in London. Unfortunately, she doesn’t find him. At least not when it mattered the most. They are reunited at a Christmas party when Laurie’s best friend Sarah introduces her new boyfriend- Jack. What follows for Laurie, Jack, and Sarah are ten years of friendship, misunderstandings, lost opportunities, heartbreak, and destinies reconsidered.
One Day in December is a heart-warming love story that explores friendship, love, and fate. Beautifully written by Silver and marvelously narrated by Eleanor Tomlinson and Charlie Anson, One Day in December is warm, hilarious, and touching.
I hated the part of Jack having to be Sarah’s boyfriend. I felt it was unnecessary. It’s just a line I wish the characters didn’t have to cross. I never really liked Sarah as a character; I felt she was self-absorbed and immune to vibes and feelings around her. I did root for the protagonists most of the time; however, sometimes, it did feel like a lost cause. The story did feel dragged out as it spanned over ten years.
If you enjoy the works of Cecilia Ahern, you will love Silver’s writing style. Her stories are for those who like warm and fuzzy stories. Stories that make one feel good about life and uplifted. I would give this 4/5 stars. It is a good read, albeit not one of Silver’s best works.