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In Five Years
In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Daya 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 boyfriends marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan. But when she wakes up, shes 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. Its the same nightDecember 15but 2025, five years in the future. After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She cant shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isnt 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.
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TheLudicReader
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I mean, the bottom book was a gift…so I didn‘t just buy alllllll these books because my plum points were worth 20% more. #sorrynotsorry #bookhaul

mcctrish 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
dabbe 🤩😂🤩 6mo
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LaurenMags
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Story was not what I expected at all. Very touching and emotional read.

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Eggs
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SassyPants617 Loved this book. 😍 8mo
Eggs @SassyPants617 🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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WOW! Beautiful, powerful, emotional, moving! Not what I was expecting in all the best ways. I never knew where this was going, I could never imagine how it would end. This book is about relationships, friendships, loyalty, destiny. It is beautifully written, it is thought provoking. You will cry. You will feel joy. "So be it. So let it be."

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Eggs
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Dannie has a fantastic job interview, then accepts her bf marriage proposal, then #HitsTheSack; but when she awakens, she‘s in a different apartment with a different fiancé, and a different life. Loved this book

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SassyPants617 I LOVED this book so much ❤️ 11mo
Eggs @SassyPants617 Agree 💯!! I also loved 11mo
SassyPants617 @Eggs I have it on my TBR but I‘m thinking I might need to bump it up the list. 11mo
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Eggs @SassyPants617 ❤️🇮🇹 💚 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! 11mo
thea-block I also enjoyed this book! Loved that you start it thinking it‘s a typical time-slip/romance type story, but it‘s actually much more about the personal development and relational growth of the main character. Glad you enjoyed! 11mo
Eggs @thea-block 🥰💛🤗 11mo
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rebbyj
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Loved it!!!

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Skeeterisme
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Wow

Jenken1998 That was a good one! 1y
TheBookHippie Yup 🤯 1y
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Deblovestoread
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#WeeklyForecast

Not sure how I managed to finish 5 books and 2 of them were totally unplanned. I read the tagged book with encouragement from @Eggs It was good but left a bit of a hangover so picked up Incense and Sensibility to wash it away.

Loving Demon and will finish Bilbo‘s journey this week. After Demon will be The Marriage Portrait and am not sure about the rest.

Cinfhen Marriage Portrait is SO GOOD on audio! And I enjoyed Five Years too! We seem to like very similar books 👯‍♀️ 1y
Eggs Happy you enjoyed it! 1y
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Deblovestoread
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#TemptingTitles #WithaNumber

Has it been it been on my TBR for 5 years? I don‘t think it‘s that old but it‘s been there awhile.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🤍💙 1y
Eggs Oh I loved this! You should read it! 1y
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brynnlizzie_1
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Best friendship is clearly superior ❤️

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Kaila-ann
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Picture by me 😉📸

Really enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be a light, fluffy read and it ended up being a beautiful story about love and friendship. A quick read but enjoyable.

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suvata
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• TBR since May 15, 2020

Dannie and Bella have been lifelong friends. Now, both in their 30s, they have fantastic careers, loving boyfriends and are living their best lives. Bella, thinking she is pregnant, discovers that she actually has third stage ovarian cancer. The story couldn‘t get any sadder from that point on. I rarely cry while reading a book but, this one truly broke my heart. It was such a good book I would recommend it to everyonne.

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Andrea4
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Read in pretty much 24hrs so I guess I have to admit I was interested. I thought from the beginning it was going to be fluffy but as it turned out it wasn't. I didn't always like Dannie probably because 1) in a way I can self identify and 2) I feel the complete opposite and understand her personality from Bella's perspective. But she was real.
What would happen if we all caught glances of our futures?

ShelleyBooksie Adorable pup 2y
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Lollymya
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Thanks for the Birthday Surprises!!! Y‘all sure know how to make a person feel good!!!! #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! I‘m happy it made it!! I hope your special day was wonderful!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
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turrifel
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Oh my gosh. This one had me bawling in the airport. A reminder to thank God for good health. 9/10

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merelybookish
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No cats allowed on the screened-in verandah much to their annoyance. 😆 Happy Friday!

Cathythoughts Excellent picture ♥️ 2y
RaeLovesToRead Aww... that face!! 2y
Crazeedi What a sweet face!😻 2y
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Sparklemn I love crabby cats 😂 😂 (edited) 2y
BiblioLitten 😂😂 2y
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Shaaaannnn
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I found this read to be incredibly, incredibly sweet and touching which I wasn‘t expecting at all. I love a light read that isn‘t completely cliche + this was so well written. Go ahead and read it 💝

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Shaaaannnn
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On to the next read. Very excited to start something with less chaotic energy + more lighthearted content 😊✨ Has anyone read?

Natalieeliz Enjoy!! It isn‘t what I expected, if anything it‘s more complex than the blurb would seem. Beautiful story, pulls at the heartstrings. 2y
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JoeyCants574
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I really liked the page distribution per chapter. Wasn‘t satisfied with the ending though 7.9/10

“Not because we are the same but because we fit, and because the more time that goes on, the more I cannot imagine my life taking place without you.”

“The thing about relationships it‘s not necessary to say everything.”

“I think sacrifice is in opposition to manifestation. If you want your dreams you should look for abundance not scarcity.”

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paytanmal
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"You mistake love , you think it has to have a future in order to matter but it doesn't…It matters only as it exists..love doesn‘t require a future” Dannie is a bold -Type A lawyer who has her whole life calculated down to every minute. Until the night of her engagement, to her long term boyfriend David, she visits the future in five years for an hour.

paytanmal pt2. She is met with a completely different life she has planned for herself. In a new apartment, with a different man, wearing a different ring on her finger. She spends the next five years trying to alter reality to avoid fate.

Just like the main character, you may think you have it all figured out but the book takes you on a big plot twist.
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michellelav
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What a beautiful book 🥰 Not only was it written amazingly but the story itself had me hooked from the very start! ❤️ This was the perfect light summer read while being up at the lake 🌊📖

MyNamesParadise I own this one but haven‘t read it yet. You should read her book One Italian Summer! It was so good! 2y
michellelav @MyNamesParadise I‘ll definitely add that to my list!! 2y
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BooksNBowls
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This is a love story, but it is not a romance. You think this is a story about one thing, and by the end realize it‘s something completely different. And yes, I ugly cried! I did grow weary during the middle-ish of the book wondering where the hell she was going to go with it, but I blame it entirely on the misleading synopsis. I will be reading more from Rebecca Serle!

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JackieGreco
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This was such a page turner. I thought that the idea of the book was unique and it made me think about the way that I live my own life. 4/5

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eden.s.volk
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this a lot but felt it was maybe a bit overhyped. The ending bothered me because it wasn't a nice, tied-up ending. Sometimes I'm okay with that kind of ending and sometimes I'm not. In this case, I yearned for something different. More sad than I anticipated.

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Victoriahoperose
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I did not know a lot about this book going in and I thought it was a rom com. It is not. It‘s about what happens in five years and what you expect may not always be what is going to happen. I loved this book. I don‘t even know if I can recover right now. The writing was beautiful and just the story. I highly recommend.

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Rachel725
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Surprisingly touching. Loved it. Loved how deep it was while being so light hearted at the same time. Such compelling characters and story

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LKK526
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Tx

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LKK526
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Finished Reckless Girls. Will be posting my review when I get back from dr appt. You were spot on about MC

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LKK526
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Up at 6 to feed my cats and to finish Reckless Girls.

AmandaBlaze It's a tense one. 2y
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LKK526
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Loved this book. Looking forward to One Italian Summer

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LKK526
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I read this from the library about 6 months ago (holds do come through) and loved it. I am reviewing it now because the author has a new book out called One Italian Summer and I have high expectations

AmandaBlaze Someone on hear really liked One Italian Summer. I remember the post, but not the name. 2y
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TorieStorieS
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I really enjoyed Serle‘s debut for adult fiction and am so glad that my book club picked this one to discuss later this week! I picked it up this morning and literally could not put it down! I didn‘t expect it to be as emotionally charged or to be more focused on friendship than romance. The characters and the New York setting came to life and I am really excited to hear what the rest of our group thought of it!

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#weekendreading

This one seems to be rather slow🐌🐌🐌

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Hillea2
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Liked to concept, but ultimately ended up disappointed with the protagonist. I always love a strong female friendship which felt like the saving grace of the book.

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"Twenty-five. That's the number I count to every morning before I even open my eyes.” Rebecca Serle, In five years.

@DForte27 @welshprincess @RibbonOfRed

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sailu112
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I had mixed feelings about this one but I liked how it ended. I really would have liked for the characters to have had more depth and the story more flushed out. But overall it was a good one time read

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Geemom1118
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After starting the year off with a bang and knocking out 11 books in January I feel like I‘m coasting through February lol. This is my 3rd for February. Just starting this one so hopefully it will grab me and I will be back full steam ahead.

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JulieAly
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I loved that this was a love story focused on friendship.

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Eggs
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#FirstLove #ItHadToBeYou @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of my favorite love stories 💘

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HeatherBookNerd
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You think this will be a certain kind of story, and then it turns into something else. Something deeper than I expected. It was a quick, compelling read. I got sucked in and was utterly surprised by the ending.

Kangaj1 Totally agree. I just finished this as well. 2y
HeatherBookNerd @Kangaj1 it was surprising. Very good. 2y
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themonaisa
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I liked how different it was to what I was expecting, but I waited for the big moment, only to have it sort of end right after. I loved the slow creep into the inevitable. Sad book and very quick; worth the read!

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sreadabook
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Interesting read, happy it didn't go the way I was thinking. Worth the read

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SerenaCrawford
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Good read. Completely different than what I expected but definitely a book to read.

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Just didn‘t do it for me.

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