One Night on the Island: A Novel (Large Print / Paperback)
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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
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—PopSugar
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.
About the Author
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.
“Josie Silver has cornered the market on literary coziness. She writes immersive love stories that simply must be read in front of a roaring fireplace.”—Entertainment Weekly
“This rom-com is filled with unexpected twists and engaging details and has a truly heart-lifting ending . . . That’s the beauty of this novel: It is often in the most unexpected places we find friendship and warmth. It also takes a unique approach in exploring what solitude means and gives a fresh perspective on romantic relationships in modern-day life. With the hustle and bustle of work, family and friendships, it is not often that we get to escape to our own reality.”—USA Today
“Quirky, funny in that smart British way, and truly enjoyable, this smart rom-com is the book to pack for your next adventure.”—Zibby Owens for Good Morning America
“If this is your first encounter with Silver’s meltingly romantic novels, a word to the wise—best to read this one in a place where you can feel comfortable having a good cry. One Night on the Island feel[s] fresh. Perhaps its greatest defining characteristic is that both Mack’s and Cleo’s emotional arcs are mostly to do with their relationships to, and understanding of, themselves.”—Bookreporter
“Start this book for the love story, and stay for the sisterhood and self-love.”—Feminist Book Club
“Both the perfect romance and the story of self-empowerment every woman deserves.”—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here
“One Night on the Island is utterly delicious—every single ingredient for the perfect love story is here in this wise and witty story.”—Rosie Walsh, author of The Love of my Life
“I swooned. I laughed. I felt every degree of emotion.”—Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, author of Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?
“Silver spins gold from the story of two lost souls whose paths cross on a remote Irish island. . . . Laughter is abundant. . . . This celebration of unexpected love will leave readers thoroughly satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review