Today’s books all have quirky storylines and a subtle touch of something beyond natural in them! Be sure to check out the posts for Josie Silver & Quan Barry too!
Rebecca Serle has a few backlist titles, but I’d say her breakout book was 2018’s THE DINNER LIST, which I listened to and loved when it released.
Then came this year’s IN FIVE YEARS, which was a much bigger hit and, in my opinion, was an even more creative concept. Or at least was a more sly concept.
This is a great book that keeps us guessing the whole time as to what we think is happening vs. what is actually happening. You can get a sense of the “what just happened?” thing in the description below, but how that plays out over the course of the next five years, and how Serle ratchets up the tension around the experience and its aftermath, are simply brilliant storytelling achievements that keep us compulsively turning pages and asking ourselves what the heck is going to come out of all of this.
We are not disappointed, but we are pretty stunned.
Imaginative plots populated with realistic characters backed by fantastic writing.
Brava, Ms. Serles. I’m a fan.
Find the books: @Amazon
In Five Years – https://amzn.to/2DM2FeH
Rebecca Serle – https://amzn.to/2WOTGjF
IN FIVE YEARS
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a 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?
Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers.
She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content.
But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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