In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

ebook, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 30th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Canada & Atria Books
About the Book: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.

This book will really pull on your emotions. I viewed this more as a woman's fiction story instead of a romance. Only because it wasn't the romance that was the draw for me this time. Dannie's character is what really had me pulled into this story. It's a well written story. The characters are everyday people with such different personalities. The characters and the story line grab you and take you into their world. You laugh, cry and weep with them and live every event like it's your own. This book is funny, heartbreaking and very human.

I really enjoyed The Dinner List from the same author and she continued to wow me with her imagination and style. What really says something about the writing is I can overlook the lack of romance that I initially chose the story for. This is why it came off more as a women's fiction book but it is also kind of magical. I really am a fan of the writing from this author, I think I could enjoy anything she writes, and I look forward to what Rebecca Serle brings us next.

Thank you NetGalley, Rebecca Serle, Simon & Schuster Canada & Atria Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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