#Review ~~ In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Louisa’s 4 Blush Review
I saw this synopsis and knew that I had to read it.
I really enjoyed this book, this author new to me. She gave us characters that interested me, which made me want to keep reading.
The ultimate question – “Where do you see yourself in five years” is the premise of the book. Our heroine Dannie has a dream (but she’s not quite sure it was just a dream or a premonition) about where she will be in five years. It’s nowhere where she thought she would be. On the heels of landing her dream job and a romantic (yet predictable) proposal, she has this dream.
Fast forward 4 1/2 years and Danni is determined to not allow the premonition ring true. But in comes the twist, one I never saw coming.
This book had me gasping at the shock, crying tears of sadness and biting my fingernails in frustration. I think this book is one of those that will stick with me for a really long time. I have been thinking about it since finishing. It’s a great concept that Rebecca Serle executed with ease.
Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cjb7OQ
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and a LibraryReads Pick • Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by The Washington Post, Bustle, Goodreads, and She Reads
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.
But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.
After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.
Brimming with joy and heartbreak, In Five Years is an unforgettable love story that reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.