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One Night on the Island
One Night on the Island | Josie Silver
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From the New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December...When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace-seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it's fate of a different kind? Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is the last thing that dating columnist Cleo wanted, but she is going on a solo retreat--at the insistence of her boss--in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column. The remote Irish island she's booked is a far cry from London, but at least it's a chance to hunker down in a luxury cabin and indulge in some quiet, solitary self-care while she figures out her next steps in her love life and her career. Mac is also looking forward to some time to himself. With his life in Boston deteriorating in ways he can't bring himself to acknowledge, his soul searching has brought him to the same Irish island in search of his roots and some clarity. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means both solitude seekers have reserved the same one-bedroom hideaway on exactly the same dates. Instantly at odds with each other, Cleo and Mac don't know how they're going to manage until the next weekly ferry arrives. But as the days go by, they no longer seem to mind each other's company quite as much as they thought they would... Written with Josie Silver's signature warmth, charm, and insights into the human heart, One Night on the Island explores the meaning of home, the joys of escape, and how the things we think we want are never the things we really need.
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Laughterhp
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This one was interesting.. It‘s supposed to be a romance but didn‘t always feel like one. I also feel like I need to do research into Emma Watson marrying herself 🤷🏻‍♀️. I liked the story about self love and figuring yourself out before you hop into another relationship. However, I don‘t understand the stress about turning 30.. I really liked the island setting of this book.

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vlwelser
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This was so freaking fluffy. I loved it. Josie has made a comeback imo after that last hot mess. My book club picked this for June.

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LMJenkins
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Recommend! Cute love story. 💛👏🏼

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Sharpeipup
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The good part of getting somewhere early (besides missing rush hour)? Reading a few chapters, of course!

LiteraryinLawrence Well played! 1mo
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Jemgirl2014
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I was so excited for this one and unfortunately, it did not meet my high expectations. I don‘t like how the romance takes a huge backseat to Mack‘s marital issues. As a result, the chemistry between Cleo and Mack seems forced. By the end of the book I was wishing that he reconnect with his wife and leave Cleo behind as a vacation fling. The setting of Salvation, Ireland is beautiful and the secondary characters are fun. That‘s one positive⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lauram
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Started the tagged book when this little demon woke me up at 3. I hope to survive kittenhood.

AlaMich That‘s why they‘re so cute, so you don‘t kill them!! 😻 2mo
Texreader My demon (aka the cat) is more than 8 years old and she kept me up all last night. So…well …good luck… 2mo
BookNAround What a precious little monster. 😉 2mo
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thebluestocking
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01. One Day on the Island; Sea of Tranquility
02. White daisies
03. Mother‘s Day brunch + the bookstore

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Jemgirl2014
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Oh boy, this is boring. I had to switch over to “Lockdown on London Lane” and I‘m loving it so far! I hope they make it into a movie. I‘ll get back to Josie‘s latest at another time. ☺️

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GinaKButler
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Squeezing this one in at the end of the month...
#bookspinbingo

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JamieArc
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I didn‘t love December, so my expectations were low. But oh my… I loved this. A celebration of love - for others, for community, and most of all, self. And on a charming Irish island nonetheless. There were so many beautiful, quotable phrases that took my breath away. A book I desperately want to be made into a film.

Megabooks Sounds lovely! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Um… why is goodreads trolling me? Yes, I know I have books on my TBR that I haven‘t read yet. I don‘t need you reminding me…

Julsmarshall That notification popped up for me a few days ago too. How dare you call me out, goodreads! 2mo
JenReadsAlot I got the same one today! 2mo
BookHoarder32 Lol, and I thought the emails after you didn‘t win a book in a giveaway were bad 🤣 2mo
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rachelsbrittain Yeah I've been getting a lot of these and do not appreciate it 😅 2mo
Laughterhp @Julsmarshall @JenReadsAlot @rachelsbrittain I‘m glad I‘m not alone! I feel like this is the first one I‘ve seen! 2mo
Laughterhp @BookHoarder32 Those are the worst emails! 🤣 2mo
DivineDiana Not a fan of this guilt inducing marketing ploy. 🤨 2mo
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KarenUK
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This enemies to lovers holiday romance was lovely. There‘s a remote Irish location, a British dating columnist ‘marrying herself‘ for an article, a US photographer with a load of baggage, and a double-booking for the only empty bed on the island. With a cast full of endearing islanders, a complicated holiday romance and hearts being broken all over the place… I shed tears. Good stuff on friendship, found families and choosing a life you want too.

BiblioLitten I enjoyed reading One Day in December. This sounds good too. Stacked. 3mo
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MyNamesParadise
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This was the 1st of Silver‘s where I read the physical book. I listened 2 1 Day in December & own The 2 Lives of Lydia Bird but haven‘t read it yet. This was a cute story about a woman trying to find herself when she goes to an island off the coast of Ireland for a work assignment & is forced to share living quarters with a man who is a descendant of the islanders & can‘t accept that his marriage is over. It makes for a good read & of course love!

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Lauren.Archer
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I really loved Silver‘s book about self discovery, the healing power of friendship and unexpected love. I thought this was going to be a much lighter novel, but it was so much deeper than that and I loved it all the more for that.

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marleed
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I enjoy the complex characters Josie Silvers creates in her easy-to-read stories so spending a day with Cleo and Mack on a stormy Ireland island was just the ticket for me. I also appreciate writing characters who prioritize discovering happiness on their own vs finding a partner in order to gain happiness.

EvieBee This sounds cozy and good! 3mo
marleed @EvieBee I loved the setting! 3mo
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wallacereads
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An easy read about a columnist and a photographer who both escape to Salvation Island for some alone time only to find they have rented the same cabin and there are no other places stay. This was the perfect palate cleanser after all the thrillers I have been reading.

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Allthebookclubs
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Gorgeous story set on a remote Irish island. Josie went seeking for soltitude and ran smack into Mack, who was there seeking a connection to the land of his ancestors. This was a wonderful rom-com that was just the right amount of steamy and the perfect amount of character building. I want to go to Slánú to meet those warrior women and sit on the boulder screaming, even if it‘s only a literary place and not real. Book #12 in 2022

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wanderinglynn
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I have mixed feelings. I think what throws me off is that the two stories (Cleo‘s & Mack‘s) feel a bit unbalanced. And I get it. I like that the author does not shy away from complicated/complex situations & she doesn't try to tie everything up neat because life is messy. Life happens. And we can't always prepare or plan for it and sometimes we can't even move forward.

Although I still prefer One Day in December, I gave this one 4⭐️.

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robinb
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Another good book from Josie Silver! Cleo is a relationship columnist about to turn 30. Her boss sends her to remote Salvation Island in Ireland to write and perform a self-marriage as she‘s been unlucky at finding her flamingo (mate). Mack, an American photographer with roots on the island, journeys there to soak up its history and take photos for an upcoming showcase. Unfortunately they discover they are both booked at Otter Cottage 🔻

robinb with no other options. Starting out rather adversarial, the story follows as they share their problems/worries/dreams and fall under the spell of both the rugged island and its people. 🔻 5mo
robinb Beautiful, descriptive writing that brought the island front and center, a plethora of adorable characters and the vulnerability of two people sharing their innermost conflicts and dilemmas. Cleo‘s self-journey is especially touching and uplifting. Very well done. 5/5⭐️ 5mo
BookNAround I want to go to a place called Otter Cottage! 5mo
robinb @BookNAround Right??! 😂😂 And Salvation Island sounds pretty perfect too! With her writing, the island became another character in itself. 5mo
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Andrew65
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1. Chocolate every time for me! But books would be next, although I like to choose my own books.

2. The tagged book would be my current choice or any by this author, the tagged book is published on the 17th of this month.

#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag @Nute and @TheSpineView . I tag 👇

TheSpineView That books sounds so good. Added to my wishlist! 💜📚 5mo
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EadieB
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Cleo Wilder is a dating columnist in London who escapes to Sullivan Island, a remote Irish island, for a solo retreat of self-care in order to refresh herself. Mack Sullivan from Boston USA goes to the same island as he needs some time to himself for soul-searching as his marriage is breaking up. A mix-up with the bookings means both have reserved the same one-room hideaway on exactly the same dates.

EadieB They are not happy about having to share the room but as days go by, they start to enjoy each other's company. This is not your typical romance novel. It is a very low-key story of two people needing some positive attention at a bad time in their life. You, the reader, get to witness these two characters fight their feelings and finally come up with a solution of why they should have a holiday relationship. 5mo
EadieB Things get to a teary-eyed climax when Mack decides he needs to go back to Boston to spend time with his two sons. This was my first Josie Silver's book but won't be my last. If you like feel-good stories, then you will love this one. Don't forget the tissues. I would like to thank NetGalley and Ballentine Books for a ebook copy for an honest opinion. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Andrew65
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My favourite read for #November was the new Josie Silver book, which is published next month. Another brilliant read from this great author. #12Booksof2021 #10thBookof2021

A notable mention for A Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a great series.

JenReadsAlot I'm looking forward to this one! 6mo
Andrew65 @JenReadsAlot I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it. Story has stayed with me. 6mo
TheBookHippie Oh good! We did enjoy her other book as well. 6mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy this one. 6mo
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julesG
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I was sceptical at first, thought the "there's only one bed" trope just couldn't work. Yet, Josie Silver gave it its own spin. I liked how Silver managed to give the complicated situation the characters were in a suitable ending.

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView
#20in4 #NewYearSpecial #readathon @Andrew65 - no more words for the #TreasureHunt

Andrew65 Loved this book. 6mo
Andrew65 I‘m up to four words. 6mo
TheSpineView Sounds good! 6mo
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julesG
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#20in4 #readathon @Andrew65
#TreasureHunt

Swear I did not expect this. It happened within two chapters. Hence I'm going to try to find a) all the words in this book and b) all the words in the other books I intend to read.

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView
#MountARC

Andrew65 Wow! Way to go! Love this book. 6mo
TheSpineView Great job! 6mo
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julesG
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

»'You genuinely want to send me to a remote island to marry myself?'«

#NetGalley #ARC #MountARC

Trying to make the most out of the last day of #AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView and #Adventathon @ozma.of.oz

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 6mo
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Andrew65
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I have loved Josie Silver‘s first two books so jumped at the chance to read and review an early copy of her latest book One Night on the Island. Thanks to the publisher, the author and Net Galley for a copy of the book for an open and honest review. 👇

Andrew65 At first I wasn‘t sure about this book, but who was I to doubt Josie Silver, as this book soon got its tentacles into me and it would just not let me go. This is a book, and story, that leads to a whole gamut of emotions and do be sure to have a tissue on hand when you read it. It starts off with Chloe heading off to a Remote island to marry and dedicate herself to herself, but this soon leads onto a voyage of discovery for her. 👇 7mo
Andrew65 Of course there is a man around, the redoubtable American, Mack. He also needs some time to himself to recover from a year long separation from his wife. They are both looking for some solitude for their own reasons but unfortunately this isn‘t what they get as due to a mistake they are both booked into a single room occupation at the same time. 👇 7mo
Andrew65 This leads to great confrontation at first but feelings change as time goes on. I loved spending time with both Chloe and Mack as they go on a voyage of discovery. I also loved the island setting, which was like a character of its own, and the wonderful characters you got to know on the island, I want to go on holiday to Salvation Island! 👇 7mo
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Andrew65 This isn‘t exactly your conventional Rom Com, and halfway through the book you wrote wonder how this will be resolved, and it is not till the end of the book you really know the answer to this. I have to say I loved reading this book, and recommend it unreservedly to others. I will be the first in the queue for Josie Silver‘s next book, she is a remarkable talent! 7mo
Andrew65 Third book finished for #AnyWayYouReadathon, second book finished for #NovelNovember Readathon. @Eggbeater @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl 7mo
Eggbeater Great review! Good job! 👏👏👏 7mo
wanderinglynn Excellent review! I can‘t wait to read it. 7mo
Andrew65 Thanks @Eggbeater 😊 7mo
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn Thanks, I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it. 😊 7mo
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Andrew65
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Starting Day 2 of #NovelNovember and Day 3 of #AnyWayYouReadthon by continuing this book which is due for release next year. Currently at 56%.

wanderinglynn I loved One Day in December. I can‘t wait to read this one! 7mo
Andrew65 Another hit for her by the look of it, although not sure how it‘s ending yet. Doesn‘t look an easy resolution. @wanderinglynn (edited) 7mo
Eggbeater Enjoy! 7mo
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kimmypete1 Love this cover! Hope it's as good as One Day in December. 7mo
Andrew65 @kimmypete1 Just finished it and loved it. 7mo
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Andrew65
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A day late but here goes :

‘You genuinely want to send me to a remote island to marry myself ?‘

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Andrew65
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1. Tagged book, The Silence of Scheherazade and The Last Story of Mina Lee #SundayBuddyRead

2. I use Leio and have for a few years now. http://leio.co/ Free initially but a very small one -off charge once you get above so many books. http://twitter.com/leioapp

3. The Last Story of Mina Lee.

Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

MoonWitch94 You are very welcome ☺️ 8mo
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Andrew65
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Started reading the new Josie Silver book, which is published on 17th Feb 2022.

Hope it is as good as One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.

@TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheSpineView Excited to know what you think about it. 8mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo!!!!!! 8mo
Andrew65 @TheSpineView @TheBookHippie Will let you know. (edited) 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! Let me know!! 8mo
robinb Ohhh, I've got this one on my TBR...hope it's a good one! ;) 8mo
Andrew65 @robinb An enjoyable start so far but not much time to read this weekend. 8mo
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Another powerful story from this wonderful author. Even though this is a love story between two people it is also a love story towards yourself. It shows that sometimes you just need to deal with your own love connection with yourself before anything else. Love how the author uses the island as a character in itself. Thank you #PenguinRandomHouse for inviting me to read this via #Netgalley

#Penquin
@PenguinPublishing

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Andrew65
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The new Josie Silver book is available to request on #NetGalley

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Birdsong28
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Look what what I have got access to!! Thank you #penquin @penguinrandomhouse #OneNightontheIsland #Netgalley

marleed Oh have fun with your widget! 10mo
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