Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One Day in December by Josie Silver (TLC Book Tour Review and GIVEAWAY!)

Any fans of Love Actually out there?  One Day in December pays homage to this classic Christmas movie and uses a theme from this movie to create a new classic romantic comedy novel.  My favorite part of this was that the movie is referenced at the start of the novel and what a jerk the character is for being in love with his best friend’s girlfriend and then wife. . .

Laurie feels an instant connection when she is on a bus and looks across to make eye contact with a stranger that is outside of her bus.  She spends a year looking for him only to find him when her best friend, Sarah, brings him home as her new boyfriend, Jack.  Laurie is crushed but doesn’t want to ruin Sarah’s happiness.  Does Jack remember her?  How can she get over her feelings when she is always the third wheel with them?

Ten years passes by and the trio have their ups and downs.  Laurie eventually meets a wonderful man named Oscar in Thailand.  Will their romance continue when they return to England?  As Sarah and Jack’s careers progress, will they be able to keep their relationship together?  Will Laurie and Jack continue to be able to deny the spark between them?

I loved this novel.  The story was mainly narrated by Laurie through the years but did have sections where Jack narrated it as well.  I loved the ups and downs of their lives and how they dealt with them separately and together.  It was a wonderful romantic comedy and a joy to read.

Favorite Quotes:
“Even the closest of families have their tragedies, and it’s fair to say that ours came early and cut deep.”

“You know how some events turn out to be the big stepping stones between one part of your life and the next?  I don’t just mean the steps you intend to take, like leaving home or starting a new job or marrying the person you love on a summer’s afternoon.  I mean the unexpected steps:  the middle-of-the night phone calls, the accidents, the risks that don’t pay off.”

“You tread lightly through life, but you leave deep footprints that are hard for other people to fill.”

Overall, One Day in December is a perfect romantic comedy and also a fun read for the Christmas season.
Book Source:  Review Copy as part of the TLC Book Tour.  Thank-you!  For more stops on this tour, check out this link.  


One lucky winner has a chance to win a copy of One Day in December by Josie Silver. If you would like to win this book, please leave a comment on what interests you about this book. What is your favorite Christmas movie or book?
As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to addresses in the United States.

The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday November 23rd!

Please make sure to check the week of November 26th to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.

Good luck!


  1. Laura, thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. I will add it to my blog's sidebar. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed reading your review, and the quotes you chose to feature.

    I'm not sure what my favorite Christmas movie or book is! Over the years, I've enjoyed so many, including the classic stories. (Last year, I watched Elf for the first time.)

  2. This novel sounds like a delightful and unique romance. My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street and the book is A Christmas Carol. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. A friend said it is an angsty romance and similar to Something Borrowed with I love! Thank you for the giveaway. Leighannesher(at)gmail(dot)(com)

  4. Very unusual story. Overseas so don't count me in.

  5. The story interests me as it is beautiful, and emotional which I appreciate. A movie would be It's a Wonderful Life. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I love Christmas themed romance books! My family watches It's a Wonderful Life every year and I never get tired of it. Email: rosalineclancy(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I love that mentions Love Actually it is one of my favorites. I enjoyed the quotes sounds like a great read. saganchilds(a)gmail(.)com