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One Day in December
A Novel
By (author): Josie Silver
Josie Silver

Imprint:

Ballantine Books

ISBN:

9780525574682

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 16, 2018
$23.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.93in x 5.14 x 0.84 in | 0.63 lb

Page Count:

416 pages
Ballantine
Ballantine Books
FICTION / Women
An unabashedly romantic and original love story following the intertwined stories of two people who cross paths at a bus stop one day and spend the next decade circling each other’s lives

When Jack and Laurie lock eyes at a bus stop one snowy day in December, they feel an overwhelming pull toward each other and scramble to connect before the bus, of course, drives away. They seem fated to find each other again—except they don’t, not at first. Instead, after a year of searching, they reunite at Laurie’s best friend’s party, where Sarah giddily “introduces” Jack to Laurie as her new boyfriend.

As it moves between the twin perspectives of Jack and Laurie, and across continents and years, One Day in December is universal in its humanity and also poignant in its intimacy, adding a great deal of both scope and nuance to its romantic core. Framed by ten consecutive Christmases, One Day in December follows Jack and Laurie through missed opportunities, roads not taken, heartbreak, friendship, and destinies reconsidered. For fans of Jojo Moyes and Jill Santopolo and romantic comedies like Love Actually, this is a life-affirming, charming, and unforgettable love story.

Story Locale: London

HIGH-CONCEPT LOVE STORY: Poised to be pure and classic and totally devastating, this is the kind of propulsive, moving, and ultimately satisfying story of love and fate that readers are hungry for.

PERFECT CHRISTMAS READ: The festive holiday backdrop not only adds a comfortable coziness to an otherwise grand saga of love and loss, but is also sure to make this book an obvious and beloved gift, perfect for anyone craving the literary version of Love Actually. This title presents holiday merchandise opportunities as well.

IDEAL UK PARTNERSHIP: We quickly and enthusiastically preempted this from the UK, where it sold to Viking. PRH UK has big plans for global rights, and we expect wide international sales.

ALREADY A HUGE INTERNATIONAL HIT: This was sold in a massive German auction and was preempted in Italy, and it has sold in seventeen other territories.

RELATABLE, LOVABLE HEROINE: Laurie is warm, vulnerable, and very funny—much in the vein of Bridget Jones. Readers will connect with the universal experience of feeling that fate has matched the man of their dreams with the wrong person, and Laurie, in her wonderful familiarity, brings both gravity and levity to this lonely kind of love.

BOOK CLUB OPPORTUNITIES: Readers will have much to discuss—there’s plenty of room to debate Laurie and Jack’s impossible, high-stakes choices as they’re pulled toward and away from each other.

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 town in England called Wolverhampton.

Author Residence: Wolverhampton (the Midlands)

Publicity: National publicity



National review and feature attention



National/regional NPR campaign



 

“Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. Laurie falls in love at first sight with a stranger, and spends the next year looking for him. Fate brings them back together at Christmas, but not in the way anybody expects: turns out he’s dating her best friend. It absolutely charmed me.” —Reese Witherspoon

“Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time. One Day in December is an exploration of love that reads like a thriller, filled with secrets and heart-aching betrayals. The perfect book to get lost in this holiday season.”
—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost

“Consider setting aside some time and prepare to be charmed as author Josie Silver takes readers on a captivating journey — where female friendship is as important as romantic love…One Day in December is an unmistakable winner.”
USA Today

One Day in December is the SWEETEST love story. It’s gorgeous, absolutely lovely. Readers are going to love it.”
Marian Keyes

“A must-read. In Josie Silver’s charming rom-com, Laurie experiences love at first sight through her bus window… then the car pulls away… What follows is a decade of heartache, betrayal, and destiny.”
US Weekly

“In Josie Silver’s One Day in December, a chance encounter on a London bus turns into a Bridget Jones-inspired romp.”
Cosmopolitan, Best Month Ever

“Love at first sight! But he’s her BFF’s new BF. What to do? Do you really have to ask?”
—Entertainment Weekly

“The pacing is just right, the tone warm, and the characters sympathetic… Anyone who believes in true love or is simply willing to accept it as the premise of a winding tale will find this debut an emotional, satisfying read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. Pick up One Day in December for a heartwarming holiday romance about a love triangle that spans 10 years.”
—HelloGiggles

"For when you watch "Love Actually" on repeat in December...get all the holiday feels in your reads too."
—theSkimm

One Day in December will have you believing in love.”
—Refinery29

“The perfect cold weather rom-com.”
—Bustle

One Day in December is a charming story about love and serendipity for the hopeless romantic in all of us.”
—PopSugar

“This poignant romance warmed my heart like a mug of cocoa on a snowy day!”
—First for Women

One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.”
—Modern Mrs. Darcy

“If Love Actually met Sliding Doors and became a novel influenced by Jojo Myers, you’d have One Day in December. There’s just something about Christmas and the UK that’s a recipe for modern rom-coms that will have you running for the mistletoe.”
—Fodor's

"The novelistic equivalent to Love Actually."
The Bookseller

“A holiday love triangle and the pursuit of new and unlikely romances make this new novel simply magical.”
SheReads

“Silver’s lovely debut follows two young Londoners after a missed connection alters the course of their lives… Silv­­er’s propulsive narrative is enjoyable, and the mix of tension and affection between Jack and Laurie is charming, addictive, and effective. Readers who like quirky love stories will be satisfied by this cinematic novel.”
Publishers Weekly

“Silver writes with verve and charm in this debut, and readers will be pulling for Laurie and Jack as they detour through missteps and misunderstandings.”
Booklist

"Readers who enjoy contemporary romance will root for Laurie and Jack as they work through laughter-through-tears experiences and toward a happily-ever-after worth fighting for."
Library Journal

“I recently devoured this delicious novel, which follows a young woman who falls in love at first sight with someone who soon becomes her best friend’s long-term boyfriend. I finished it in one sitting — it was like candy.”
—Hannah Orenstein, author of Playing with Matches

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