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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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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?

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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!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 5mo
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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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No cats allowed on the screened-in verandah much to their annoyance. 😆 Happy Friday!

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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. 6mo
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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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"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! 6mo
michellelav @MyNamesParadise I‘ll definitely add that to my list!! 6mo
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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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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. 9mo
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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. 9mo
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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. 10mo
HeatherBookNerd @Kangaj1 it was surprising. Very good. 10mo
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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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BeaG
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Just didn‘t do it for me.

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Lvpthemvp
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Up next! Have you read it?

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“It‘s strange the social normalcies we hold strong to, even in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. The rules we are unwilling to break.” (155-156)

I will read 25 books by 12/17/22. Here‘s to an enjoyable book 1📖💕🥂

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Cinfhen
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Ok, was not expecting this book to be what it was (in a good way, I guess) I was thinking light rom/com and this was not that book. It starts off lite but becomes an emotionally heavy read. Great narration/ a pleasant surprise that has me searching for the author‘s backlist. I will put TW under spoiler tag because it is definitely a spoiler!!

Cinfhen Illness, cancer 12mo
OriginalCyn620 I just read this one too…felt the exact same! Totally not what I thought, but it was a great story. I really suggest this one…it‘s wonderful! 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve added it @OriginalCyn620 I‘ve heard it‘s good 😊 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I went into this with an idea of what it would be like, but it turned out to be a whole other kind of story. But it was a good story! In this case, I didn‘t mind being surprised! Not a typical love story, but more about the love between two best friends.

#bookspinbingo - used a free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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I liked it!! I think the ending of Dannie‘s relationship was so subtle and true to how many end, especially ones you‘ve grown comfortable with. I loved the non traditional love story of Dannie and Bella. In the end, I was happy she and Aaron didn‘t end up together and that the feeling was grief. It gave me a wrap up I sometimes miss in more straight forward “romances”.

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I got this one. I want to know why all the hype. I hope not to be disappointed. She‘s another new author to me. On my TBR.
#hype #newauthor #author #romance #newbook #infiveyears #rebeccaserle #tbr

Birdsong28 Read this one by her as it made me cry as it's such a powerful story 1y
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Currently reading. 📖📚

WJCintron 👍 I have it on my TBR. Let me know if you liked it. Thanks 😃 1y
MartinaLove @WJCintron I will. So far I like it. :) 1y
WJCintron @MartinaLove Thanks!! 😃 👍 1y
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Lvpthemvp Starting 11mo
MartinaLove @Lvpthemvp I hope you like it! ☺️ 11mo
Lvpthemvp I fished this book so fast. Missing the main characters - Bella and Danni 11mo
MartinaLove @Lvpthemvp Yes. I cried a little reading this book. 11mo
Lvpthemvp And being from the city - it was a little piece of nostalgia. 11mo
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Just starting!

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July 30, 2021 Oooooooh mmmmmmy gosh! So many emotions... I was so happy for Dannie and David (but that went downhill between them) and then what happened to Bella was shocking. I was not expecting that to happen. I kept hoping for the best AND even Dannie was hoping for the best but things did not turn out the way she wanted. Please read because I highly recommend ❤️

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I‘m not one for sad books, which is why this one is just so-so for me. I also feel like it was a very short book that could have been longer with more character development. It was a quick read and I can appreciate why many people would like it, but it just wasn‘t for me. #littenlisten #romance #15points

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I feel like my dog, Mya, is judging me 🤣🤣🤣

Leftcoastzen She‘s beautiful! 1y
AkashaVampie That top book looks amazing. 1y
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KathyWheeler What a beautiful dog! She does look judgey though. 😄 1y
Ruthiella She‘s saying she doesn‘t get enough treats! 😂🐶❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Great expression 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
IuliaC 😍❤ Mya 1y
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emmanugent
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This book is not what you would think it would be about based on first glance. It‘s so much better.

This book had me in tears by the end and I wish I could read it again just to experience the feeling.

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mavey
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#MayCharacters Day 13: A character who mesmerizes
@Eggs
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Bella from In Five Years

Don't think there'll ever be a time when I will not be crying over this.

#BellaAndDannie #Friendship #Love

Eggs Oh how I loved this book 😥 2y
mavey @Eggs Yes😣And that last chapter! Terrific writing! 2y
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mavey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Get your tissues ready! 2y
mavey @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey Sherri and Misty! I recently came across this wonderful new app called Readerly from a friend here in Litsy. It is just fantastic and I think it definitely has the potential to become the next big thing among us bookworms! It is invite-only currently and requires the invite code after you download. Would you like to try it? I could DM them to you on Goodreads 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mavey sounds awesome! I‘m not on goodreads much. Can you send it to my email? loverofbooks75@gmail. Com 🙌🏻📚 2y
mavey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sent it! Hope you received it! 2y
Eggs Email for me too: eggleston.sherri@gmail.com. Thanks @Mavey 🌺 2y
mavey @Eggs Hope you received the mail! 2y
Eggs I did - thanks! I‘ll check it out today🤓 @Mavey (edited) 2y
mavey @Eggs Sure!💕 2y
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Quick read! I loved that as well thought out as Dannie thought she had her life planned, life doesn‘t always go the way you meticulously outline it. I‘m a bit of a control freak so I totally felt for Dannie, but it‘s a good life lesson book and I‘m glad I‘ve learned to slow down and live in the moment. There‘s a lot to think about and digest. Now that my blotchy tear stained face is wiped off, I‘m ready to tackle the day!

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