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Review: Always, in December Emily Stone



Blurb from Goodreads:
It started with a letter. It ended with a love story.

A chance encounter during the holiday season brings two people together as quickly as it tears them apart--until fate intervenes again (and again) in this romantic debut novel in the tradition of One Day in December.

Every December, Josie posts a letter from her home in London to the parents she lost on Christmas night many years ago. Each year, she writes the same three words: Missing you, always. But this year, her annual trip to the postbox is knocked off course by a bicycle collision with a handsome stranger--a stranger who will change the course of Josie's life.

Josie always thought she was the only one who avoided the Christmas season, but this year, Max has his own reasons for doing the same—and coincidence leads them to spending the holiday together. Aglow with new love, Josie thinks this might be the start of something special.

Only for Max to disappear without saying goodbye.

Over the course of the next year, Max and Josie will find that fate continues to bring them together in places they'd never expect. New York City. Edinburgh. The quiet English countryside. And it turns out, Max had every reason to leave and every reason to stay. But what does fate hold for Josie and Max as Christmas approaches again?

A devastating, romantic, life-affirming love story, Always, in December will stay with readers long after they've finished the last page. 
My Review:
 
I bear some responsibility for absolutely despising the ending to this book had I read its description more carefully but I stand by my opinion that the ending was still abrupt rather than poignant.  I muddled through this book and didn't really care for any of it so you can forgive me for being put over the edge when the ending was just so !!!!!.  Hope you have more luck!

Always, in December comes out next week on October 12, 2021, and you can purchase HERE.  
Josie stood in the doorway of her flat, under the mistletoe that Bia had insisted they hang "just in case" and started mutely at the box Oliver was clutching.

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