I don’t usually enjoy romance novels as I tend to feel that there is usually a simple solution to the drama, but for ‘One Day in December’ that was not the case. I adored this book.
The story is not an overdramatised love triangle but a saga of the three characters and the exploration of love, heartbreak and friendship through challenging circumstances. The characters are truly brought to life in such a real and relatable manner that you could be sat on the sofa with them. The raw emotions of the characters are written with compassion and sensitivity with touches of humour leading you empathise with all characters. There are no good guys or bad guys, there is no simple solution, just people trying to feel their way through life, as we all do.
Josie Silver’s writing is fantastic. The chapters are told in an almost diary-like way and even though they can swap from one character’s perspective to another and there can be months between chapters, you never lose the story.
I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a feel-good read this winter.
Kate, Membership Officer at Mind