One Day in December

10 CDs. Books on Tape. Oct. 2018. 10:30 hrs. ISBN 9781984827142. $40. digital download. F
Strangers Laurie and Jack catch each other's eye one December evening, but momentary hesitation and a crowded London bus prevent them from meeting. They spend the next year hoping to find each other in a city of millions, only to reconnect when they are introduced as Sarah's roommate and Sarah's new boyfriend, respectively. They recognize each other right away and spend much of the next decade navigating their relationships with Sarah, work and family considerations, and their continued mutual pull. Silver provides her protagonists with rich platonic and familial bonds and depicts the changes that many adults experience throughout their 20s. Narrators Eleanor Tomlinson and Charlie Anson ably voice characters of different ages, genders, nationalities, and social classes.
VERDICT Although the events in this story span all times of the year, the centrality of December and Christmas would make this a nice addition to collections featuring holiday romances. ["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": LJ 9/15/18 review of the Crown hc.]

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