In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

In Five Years

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I remember seeing this book for request on Netgalley. I liked the sound of it- except I wasn’t too sure about that seeing in the future thing- but I just kept going back to it and decided to request it.

Then it just got lost on my Kindle. That is what happens to Netgalley books- if they are not front and center on my Kindle, I may forget about them for a few weeks.

Since we’ve been social distancing, I’ve been trying to do something new with my reading- read a book that is publishing in a few months, one that is currently being published, and one from a year-ish ago. On Sunday morning, I laid in bed, ignoring my massive To-do list and started In Five Years. And was 100% hooked.


Ya’ll. I LOVED this book. And read it in one day. It was so good. So what I needed. I didn’t cry, but my heart felt full.


What I liked:

The cover. So pretty!

Dannie and Bella. Friendship goals! I loved their story.

The ending. Yes, I SO loved how it ended.


Bottom line: This is a wonderful story- it’s different than what I was expecting- I was anticipating a bit of a One Day In December storyline- but that is so not how this book goes. Just pick a day where you can fully immerse yourself in this story and enjoy!

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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