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In Five Years
In Five Years
Author: Rebecca Serle
Where do you see yourself in five years? — Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. — She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781982137441
ISBN-10: 1982137444
Publication Date: 3/3/2020
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 147
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debbiemd avatar reviewed In Five Years on
Helpful Score: 3
Great book. Dannie is a high powered New York attorney with a plan for how her life will be. She has just gotten engaged to her long time boyfriend and is living in her dream apartment when she wakes up from a nap . . . in a different apartment and with a different man five years in the future. After one hour she falls back asleep and wakes up again in her life. After a visit with a therapist, she moves forward with her life with only an occasional thought about the new apartment and new man. Until 4 1/2 years later when she actually meets the new man.

This was the basic premise on the book jacket. So I thought this was going to be a variation of a boy meets girl love story. Oh but it wasn't. It was so much more! Because the man from the future is the new boyfriend of her best, best, best friend Bella. And you are confused about how this is going to go. How is she going to end up not with her very nice fiancee but with her bestie's boyfriend? And then Bella is diagnosed with cancer and so you read the entire second half of the book seeing the writing on the wall. Beautiful Bella will die and that is how they will hook up. Until you get to the last two chapters. And you realize this is not a boy meets girl love story. This is a story about love and best friend love and dying and grief. And it is sooooo much deeper than just a fluffy boy meets girl story.

And the "future" one hour happens in present and is not at all what you - or Dannie - thought it was. Which is kind of sad, but kind of good. And then the last two pages - and hope for the future emerges with an unlikely person. So kind of a surprise ending. This was a beautiful story with great characters I fell in love with and identified with. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Loved it!
Missy1019 avatar reviewed In Five Years on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Amazing story, I did not know what to expect but it was such a moving and engaging story, I was surprised!
njmom3 avatar reviewed In Five Years on + 1213 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love the premise of In Five Years by Rebecca Searle and was excited to see where it went. Part of me is disappointed at the direction; part of me walks away with life lessons that we would do well to remember. Reader beware: This book is a love story but not the one you expect. It is not a not a light-hearted read that you might envision based on the description. It deals with a serious, life altering issue.

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2020/01/in-five-years.html

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alterlisa avatar reviewed In Five Years on + 325 more book reviews
This book was as close to perfect as it gets. I won't go into any specifics but whatever book you thought was the best, that made you almost suffocate with emotion, and made you stop and wipe your eyes and blow your nose---double it and it still may not come close to this book. I read it in less than a day and expect it will be with me for a good long time. This is what friendship and love should be for everyone!


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