About the Book:
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.
“You mistake love. You think it has to have a future in order to matter, but it doesn’t. It’s the only thing that does not need to become at all. It matters only insofar as it exists. Here. Now. Love doesn’t require a future.”
Wonderful and compulsively readable! You can dive into this modern and emotional story and finish it in one day. I LOVED the brisk and unpredictable story!! This is truly a book that is very difficult to review without spoilers. I have never read Rebecca Serle before and I loved her fast-paced, contemporary characters. Dannie is a very focused lawyer with a rising career at a big New York City law firm. She has a best friend named Bella and a fantastic boyfriend who she plans to spend the rest of her life with.
Except that she has a very vivid, very brief dream (premonition?) involving another man that she just can’t quite let go of. And the dream is set five years in the future. What will she do with this experience? Her life goes on and she sees a therapist who gives her some very sound advice.
“It seems to me,” she said. “That you’re unwilling to say this was just a dream, but you’re not sure what it would mean if it wasn’t.”
Dannie and Bella’s lives move forward with some very unexpected twists. This book surprised me and all of the characters and the New York City setting came alive for me. The author takes her time reaching the conclusion and the story was very beautiful, emotional and real to me. This book is as much about female bonds and friendships as it is romantic relationships, which was very refreshing to me.
I knew there was going to be something that was going to change the course of Dannie’s life but it was NOT what I expected! I was completely mesmerized by this book and plan to read more of Rebecca Serle’s books. The author built the tension very slowly and I raced through the last half of this book in just a few hours.
The author did a wonderful job of describing both the professional and personal life of a young lawyer in New York City. The descriptions of New York City were so vivid that the city became one of the central characters in the story. This book is perfect for fans of modern romance and women’s fiction.
Overall, I loved ‘In Five Years’ and highly recommend it!
(Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an advance copy.)