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One Day in December
One Day in December: the most romantic, feel-good read of 2018 | Josie Silver
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. 'The number one feel-good read of Christmas 2018' Dinah Jefferies 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? Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is a joyous, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you'll want to escape into forever, for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Nicholas Sparks. 'The novelistic equivalent to LOVE ACTUALLY' The Bookseller 'The love story you've been waiting for ... I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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I‘m planning to sleep late so I wanted to post now!

I LOVED this book!! It‘s perfect to read in December! 🥶 ❄️ 💙

Which book beginning with an o would you recommend?!

#AlphabetGame
#LetterO

Everyone is tagged!!

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Andrew65
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#BookMoods #AnyMonthInTitle

Loved this book and it made me a fan of Josie Silver‘s books. Enjoyed every one so far.

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs We chose the same one 4mo
Andrew65 @Eggs great minds think alike! 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Eggs
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Clwojick Perfect choice! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 4mo
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Nikki_E
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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I seriously got Nora Ephron vibes from this, I would not be surprised if a movie is in the works.

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Nikki_E
One Day in December | Josie Silver

Listening to the audiobook and I gotta say, the woman who narrates Laurie‘s sections is getting me in all the feels.

The pacing however is excruciating. If I was reading it rather than listening I‘d have jumped ahead to get a peek…but I will try to resist.

sprainedbrain I felt the same way! I did this on audio, loved that narrator, and had to bump the speed up a bit. 😜 7mo
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Katie.happens
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Mehso-so

I liked the idea of how the novel started. It veered off course for me pretty quickly. I can‘t say I didn‘t like it, I was always eager to read it. However it always fell a little flat to me. I felt like there was a lot of telling me how close the characters were, without ever really showing the relationships in the story. And after 10 years of build up, the ending feels so abrupt.

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Andrew65
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#SoulMates #ItHadToBeYou

Love this book. 💕

Eggs Oh yeah 💘💗💝 8mo
Jennifer3 I loved this one very much! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 💙🤍 7mo
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themonaisa
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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So cute and easy to breeze through! Spans ~ 10 years so we get to see how things change for the characters. Reminded me of Normal People. Readers say they don‘t get the chem between Jack and Laurie, but I thought it was written well and easy to immerse myself in. The ending was creative. It‘s a win for me, especially with the fun holiday theme!!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 💙❄️ 8mo
Eggs Such a great story💖📚💙 8mo
Cpg I enjoyed it too! ❤️ 8mo
tracey38 It was a good book. 8mo
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Andrew65
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A personal favourite and how I discovered the wonderful Josie Silver, thanks to #SundayBuddyRead

#Day #BeginsWith

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 8mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Eggs Great choice 💖 🚎 ❄️ 8mo
kspenmoll ❤️💜💚 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙💙 8mo
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Rachel725
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10/10 holiday romance. Couldn‘t put it down once I started it

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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Tagged

2. Hm, that‘s a good question. I‘m currently trying to figure out what my next career move will be.

3. Telework 💻

Thanks for the tag Sherri!

Eggs #1 a favorite for me too ❄️💙❄️ 9mo
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bethanybee
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A cute story that follows 3 people over the course of 10 years. Two lock eyes in what can be described as love at first sight, until the bus drive away and they don‘t see each other for a year, when the third person brings home their new boyfriend.
I enjoyed this read and thought it was fun. I enjoyed the time growth and reading as the characters grew. I do recommend this book lots!

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AmyK1
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one. The main characters and some of their choices annoyed me. I did find 184 words for the word search.

1866pts for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
@Clwojick

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Eggs
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❄️ The Poet - Michael Connelly

❄️ White Christmas, Elf, Chevy Chase Christmas movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

❄️ tagged 👍🏼

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 9mo
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NikkiKey94
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My goal this year was to read at least one Christmas book during the season. This one wasn‘t necessarily Christmas themed but it had been on my bookshelf for far too long! I really enjoyed this book. I‘m not big on romance novels but this one was one of my favorites! It takes place over ten years and follows the lives of three people. It was a new concept for me but I loved it! 4🌟!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Do you believe in love at first sight?! I‘m a hopeless romantic so I do!! 💙

#Silver
#WishesandBlessings

Eggs I do…we loved each other right away and were married 3 months later💙 and stayed married until he died💔 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs awww I‘m so sorry 💔 9mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Although I wasn‘t enamoured with Jack and felt Laurie was too good for him, I was drawn in by the story of star-crossed lovers. Spanning close to a decade, the story follows both MCs through their romantic ups and downs. It starts and ends during Christmas, hence why I chose it for my holiday reading. 3.5⭐️
(December 21,2021)

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Mdion1993
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Mehso-so

A love story about finding the right people at the wrong time. ADID spans 10 years, following Laurie and Jack as they weave in and out of each other‘s lives - through friendship, tragedy, and second chances. Surprisingly, I found their love story to be the least interesting part of the novel, never quite sold on their star crossed chemistry. But I did admire their character growth, finding hints of Sally Rooney as the two navigated their 20s.

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Many tropes that feel icky and it‘s an entire book about two people that weren‘t brave enough to be honest with the people around them and hurt everyone they were in relationships with because of it.

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rather_be_reading
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Book 250

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Skygoddess1
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Mehso-so

An enjoyable enough read, but there were so many times where I wanted to throttle Jack and Laurie for being so daft. #WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs #BookSpinBingo #WGWordSearch #WinterCosy +1581 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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AileenRR
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While I was initially frustrated with the characters (just tell her! speak up!) I grew to love them. Worth the listen.

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MartinaLove
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4 ⭐

This was a cute romantic and Christmas-y book. 🎄☃️❤️

#MistletoeManiacs
@Clwojick

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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This was a really enjoyable romance. Equal parts Bridget Jones, Sleepless in Seattle, and Something Borrowed, the plot felt a bit derivative at times, but Silver‘s writing was charming and funny. A great way to kick off December/holiday reading! #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs #averymerrybingo

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Jadams1776 This was my pick for prompt #5 - Number in the Title 10mo
Jadams1776 🎅🏻🎉👍🏻🎄🎁 10mo
Clwojick ❤️ 10mo
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ncsufoxes
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December #bookspin bingo board, my goal is to try & read as many holiday related books as I can for the month. Not sure if it‘s going to lead to any bingos. Just a few days left for the Fall semester & then I‘m off for a few weeks (although not really off since I need to finish my thesis)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!!! 10mo
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MartinaLove
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TBR for #WinterGames2021 part 1.
I own two of these books. One Day in December and We Met in December. Hopefully I can find the other books for cheap on Kindle. ☺️

@Clwojick
@StayCurious

marleed How fun! 10mo
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Emilymdxn
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This felt slightly silly in the beginning but did grow on me. The love at first sight was VERY intense and sudden and then I was never completely sure why these two loved each other or wanted to be together. I did like how long the timeframe of the book was and how we saw them grow and change over about a decade. It made the ending feel emotional when we got to it

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Roary47
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Hey Group F. I‘m really excited about this and as I mentioned I‘m not normally a romance reader, but I had 2 of these in my TBR (one I own) and the other two I‘m pretty excited to read too! Warning that Winter in Ireland is book 5, but they do not appear to be linked. Please double check before selecting it. @Littlewolf1 @suvata @DGRachel @BethM

DGRachel I haven‘t read any of these, but One Day in December is on my TBR, so that‘s where I‘m leaning. 🙂 11mo
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Roary47 I can‘t tag the last one sorry guys. 😰 11mo
BethM I‘d lean winter in Ireland then one day in dec, but I‘ve not read any of them! 11mo
Littlewolf1 Ohh, Winter in Ireland 11mo
Roary47 @Littlewolf1 @BethM @DGRachel I‘m going to go with Winter in Ireland. Not gonna lie I value all your options but I might have picked that one anyway 😍 (edited) 11mo
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dainarmb
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Mehso-so

Wasn't a huuuge fan of my #DoubleSpin book this month. It wasn't very romantic, was it?
Kind of more messy and traumatic than anything lmao

Only 10 books left to read for the Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 13mo
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dainarmb
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I'm only 70% in to this book and I feel like it's a lot more discomfort than I thought a light-hearted rom com would be. Did anyone else feel this way? Why does it always feel like the other shoe is about to drop?! #currentlyreading #BookSpin

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TheSpineView
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Mesmerize

The story is about love at first sight. That one look between two people can be so mesmerizing that they fall in love.

Eggs It‘s said the eyes are the window to the soul❤️❤️ 1y
TheSpineView @Eggs Truth! 👁 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 1y
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was a cute story. 1y
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mavey
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I love Thai Lover. Wish things had turned out different.

#MayCharacters
Day 4 A character who #marries

@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻📚❤️ 1y
mavey @Eggs Read it because of your recommendation🤗 Love Laurie! Did you get a chance to read The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird? 1y
Eggs Yes I did!! Great story🙌🏻 @Mavey (edited) 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one, bit did love Lydia 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed the book but it was predictable. A woman sees a man that she terms “bus boy” and spends a year looking for him because she cannot stop thinking about him. The story takes a turn when they finally meet.

MelissaSue81 So predictable.. i loathed this story. 1y
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Cupcake12
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Two people. Ten chances and a bittersweet love story.
Meet Laurie, independent girl living in London who one evening, sees a mysterious man stood at the bus stop.
Meet Jack, there eyes meet and in that moment life will never be the same again. The book spans over the years and tells the story of chance encounters and friendship.
The pace was great and there were some strong secondary characters too.. Ticked off my TBR list from 2020 ✅

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Cupcake12
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As some of you know my reading goal for 2021 is not to buy any new books. I can do swaps, use the library and I‘m trying to read all the books I already have at home including recommendations from children‘s bookshelves. I‘m doing well so far 👍🏻
I wanted to read this at Christmas but couldn‘t fit it in so why not now!

Ruthiella Excellent plan! You can do it ! 😀 2y
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mavey
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Loved Sarah💗

Lollymya 💕💕💕💕 2y
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mavey
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mavey
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Shout-out to @Eggs ! Thanks a lot for recommending! Thoroughly enjoyed it! So beautiful and so sweet! The characters are fleshed out so well! I thought this would have elements of Love, Rosie but it's so much more magical! There are some really good metaphors. And I've got to get this out, even though it was the right decision and I like Laurie, I wish, so bad that there was an alternate ending for Starfish and her Thai Lover💕

Eggs So glad you liked it❣️ 2y
mavey @Eggs Loved it😄! Have you read The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird? 2y
Eggs No I haven‘t but now I will! Sounds so good 💕 @Mavey 2y
mavey @Eggs Me too! 2y
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Just ok. It was a nice distraction and an easy read but I got frustrated with the slides into kitsch. I just feel like it was on the verge of being something memorable and just fell short.

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TheKidUpstairs
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#LoveatFirstSight #ShowSomeLove

I read this one in one day on vacation last year (remember vacations? Flying away to beautiful places? That was nice...)

📷 meganprockett.com it's just so pretty i couldn't resist borrowing it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great book!! 2y
TrishB Just about remember holidays...., 2y
Deblovestoread Those were the days....hope we get back to that soon. 🛫🌴🍹 2y
Palimpsest No, even before the pandemic I haven‘t been on a getaway (three day weekend somewhere) in over six years. Haven‘t had an actual vacation for a week somewhere in nineteen years. I would absolutely love to though and am dreaming of traveling. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The buildings are so pretty ❤️❤️ 2y
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Mehso-so

Kind of predictable through it all, but cute and romancey for a quick Christmas read.

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RenePenn
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3.5⭐️ this was a roller coaster ride!

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jmtrivera
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The complicated story appealed to me at first, even not being a fan of love-at-first-sight books. I found myself engaged in Laurie's struggle to balance her feelings for Jack w/her desire to be honest w/Sarah, while also wrestling w/career & family obligations. And I really love that friendship btwn Laurie & Sarah. At the same time, I couldn't understand the attraction btwn Jack & Laurie. Still, engaging & quick-paced, and a sweet enough ending.

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kylielenae
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A perfect depiction of complicated, adult female friendships