Monday, March 9, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway: In Five Years

By Melissa Amster

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. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

I had been interested in checking out In Five Years as soon as I read the synopsis. I love anything having to do with time travel and this definitely sounded like it would be up my alley. The story definitely lived up to my expectations.

This novel was incredibly well-written. It was a captivating story that kept me turning pages and not wanting to stop. I had no idea where the story was going and just when I thought I might have guessed something correctly, I was completely thrown off and surprised once again. It's a beautiful testament to the power of friendship. The time travel situation was haunting to think about after the fact because of where the story went.

If you enjoyed You Were There Too and/or One Day in December, you will love this novel, as well. I loved it and still keep thinking about it. I really need to go back and read The Dinner List soon.

Movie casting suggestions:
Dannie: Lyndsy Fonseca
Bella: Candice King
David: Dan Levy
Aaron: Aaron Tveit

Thanks to Atria for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have one copy to give away!

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32 comments:

Carla S. said...

Living in FL once my husband retires.

Linda May said...

I'm living in Chicago and I plan on staying here. I'm already retired and enjoying life. This book looks great, Thanks for your generosity.

JeanneK said...

I’m living in a small, charming community in Ohio and am retired. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. Thank you for the chance.

Diane Markowitz said...

I’m living in Peachtree City, retired, and enjoying the friendliness of the people.

Michelle L said...

In five years, I will be retired, enjoying my daughters and who knows, maybe a grandchild.

Tracy Wirick said...

I’m hoping to be more financially stable in five years and live in a more peaceful neighborhood. Ty for the chance 😀

aggie56 said...

I am retired so I hope to be established in a better winter climate and have more of my travel bucket list checked off like seeing the Northern Lights

Nancy Payette said...

Happy where I live & working on getting my life in a better place, so I will be comfortable in 5 years.

traveler said...

This is a difficult question since it involves health and being older so I hope to have a calmer life with stable health. Perhaps a change of scene too.

Jeanne said...

I hope to be living somewhere where I don’t have to deal with ice, snow, and cold.

Melissa said...

In five years, ideally, I see myself (or would like to) in a loving relationship, have a fulfilling career, the ability to travel, and a comfortable, healthy home.

Jess said...

No idea where I'll be in 5 years - hopefully still healthy and happyily married with my wonderful little boy (who will be 10!). Hopefully the world won't have ended!

Anonymous said...

Retired!!!

Linda Kish said...

Since I am already retired and living where I want to be pretty much, I just want to be alive and well in 5 years. That'll work for me.

Tricia Gilbert said...

Traveling with my children and grandkids

Mary Preston said...

Retired and more travelled.

Julie C said...

Hopefully still as happy, content and healthy as I am now, sharing my life with my hubby and dogs

diannekc said...

In five years I would like to be living some place warmer than Chicago.

Rita Wray said...

I'll be retired and spending time with my grandchildren.

rubynreba said...

I am retired and plan to spend more time with the grandchildren and traveling.

Donamae Kutska said...

Spending time with my grand kids. Reading and enjoy life.

jtmswim said...

In five years I find myself still trying to make my way through all the books on my bookshelves, both physical and digial. It's so difficult because there are new great books coming out every day! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

Grandma Cootie said...

Still enjoying retirement and reading, reading, reading!

bn100 said...

not sure

StoreyBookLover said...

In five years, I see myself having more time to read as my kiddos will be a bit older! :)

Peggy Russo said...

In five years I plan to be retired and living closer to my kids and grandkids.

Susan Roberts said...

At my age, I don't worry about 5 years in the future. Instead I try to make the best of EVERY day.

Lelandlee said...

Retired

Xia Lee said...

Retired

Tatum Rangel said...

I see myself traveling the world. :)

A. B. said...

I was afraid that this would be the question! :)
...Truthfully, I have no idea— so much is uncertain, and up in the air right now. I don’t have a vision, so much as I have hopes: I hope to be in better health, and in a better living situation.

Carole said...

Intriguing premise. Thanks