Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan has her life mapped out to the minute and tonight is the night her longtime boyfriend David will ask her to marry him. That night she has a dream that is dated five years in the future. In that dream she is married to someone else. Skip forward to 4 1/2 years from that night and Dannie is still not married to David. Is that dream about to become a reality?
I way oversimplified the synopsis in the above paragraph but this is one of those stories where if you give too many details away you’ll spoil the surprises for other readers. I don’t want to do that! I can tell you a little bit about the characters. Dannie and Bella are best friends but they couldn’t be any more different. Dannie is structured, realistic, and has a plan for everything in her life. Bella is an artist, a dreamer, and falls in love constantly. They are the yin to each other’s yang and are always there to support each other through life’s ups and downs. They have one of those girl relationships that I’ve always envied. Even through life’s difficulties, anything is forgivable.
In Five Years synopsis fools the reader into thinking this is a love story between a man and a woman. It is kind of, but even more so is that it’s a love story between Dannie and Bella. Not a romantic love, but despite that, it’s a love that transcends life. In Dannie’s case, it’s a love that her fiance David can’t compete. Dannie’s journey through this novel is eye opening and actually uplifting despite the box of kleenex I used. Yes, this is a sad story, but despite that I felt like Dannie had revealed something inside of herself that would help her live her life more fully than she had which is a good way to end a story.
Be prepared for some twists and turns as this is not the novel you think you are going to read, but it’s a story that will make you think as you read it. Sometimes that is a bad thing, but in the case of In Five Years it worked. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review and it was honest!
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