Welcome back my book lovers!
With all this extra time at home I was able to get a new book and read it within the week and really enjoy the whole thing. I went to the bookstore with the intention to just grab whichever book spoke to me and I ended up getting two. This months read was “In Five Years” by Rebecca Serle. If you guys saw my book club for February you know how much I loved that novel and this was the perfect book to follow it up. This book was everything!
The summary in the back says ” 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.“
When I started reading this book I was getting real close parallels to my book club for February because of the ‘man in the dream’ similarity but I was beyond surprised where the author went with this story line. This book really tugged at my heartstrings for a number of reasons and even made me reflect on my own life and the people in it. It’s a beautiful love story that I think everyone can relate to and it had me literally crying at some points (lol). The storyline goes beyond what you’ll assume and all the characters had their flaws, but you can see how they influenced their choices and developed the plot. Another huge thing I loved about this book is that it takes place in New York City and describes so many beautiful places that you can actually go to and explore yourself. This book was surprising and heartbreaking and I 100% recommend it to all of you! I really hope you guys can go out and grab it because you won’t regret it one bit.
I think that what I love the most about reading is that in a time when the world has so much going on within it, reading a book really helps you escape into the world of the story.