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One Night on the Island

By Josie Silver
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Publisher Description

From the #1 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?

“A perfectly executed and quintessential romantic comedy.”—Christina Lauren, author of The Unhoneymooners

Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is not what dating columnist Cleo Wilder wanted, but she plans 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 self-care while she figures out the next steps in her love life and her career.

Mack Sullivan 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 to explore his roots and find some clarity. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means both have reserved the same one-room hideaway on exactly the same dates.

Instantly at odds, Cleo and Mack 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 charm, 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.

115 Reviews

“I loved this book. Loved the Irish island and the beautiful group of women. Would have been five stars but the ending just wasn’t satisfying enough for me :/”
“This was incredibly sweet! Mack and Cleo were perfect leads, although I did roll my eyes a little at Cleo for the “self-coupling” of it all, and her disdain for turning 30 while single was a little much (until you learn there’s more to that than meets the eye). But along with an engaging and fun romance (with very believable and moving backstories for the leads), Josie also creates such a lovely island setting and community. And her writing I thought was so strong! Some lines made me stop in appreciation. She continues to be one of my favorite romance authors.”
“To say I loved this book would be a huge understatement! This book was the best combination of cozy, romantic, and hopeful. I loved Josie Silver’s other books and had a hunch this one would be great but I was not expecting to be completely swept away to Salvation Island and immersed within this tight knit community. I love how Cleo and Mack started off as annoyed with each other strangers, to civil roommates, to friends on holiday, to… more. The evolution of their relationship was set at the perfect pace, like watching the sun slowly dip under the horizon waiting for the stars to come out and when the stars are out in full display, it’s a magical experience. What made this story for me was Cleo’s growth throughout the novel. I love witnessing her trepidation early on and seeing how she made the most of a challenging situation. Cleo made friends in an unlikely place, found a holiday “snow globe” romance when she least expected it, all while reinventing herself to become the woman she always inspired to be.”
“A cliche meet-cute beginning morphed into an unexpected plot that just kept getting better with every page. I love a book that can make me pause to process emotions. I evenly liked the two perspectives and how they mingled together like the characters did in the story. It also touched on some difficult situations that affect all types of people such as marital problems, loss, passions, career choices, and how to know what you need/want out of life itself. This story came at a perfect time in my life so I may be biased in my review, but I promise the book holds up to the praise. As I approach turning 30, this book will be a sliver in my heart and remind me to embrace life and the waves that come and go because of it. Truly enjoyable read.”
“I’m always worried when you start a book with someone already in a serious relationship.. but this turned out ok.. a really sweet read, that made me want to immediately pack up my belongings and move to an idyllic small community island and read and knit and watch dolphins & otters for the rest of my days”

About Josie Silver

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, their two young sons, and their cats in a little town in England called Wolverhampton. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.

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