In Five Years

By Rebecca Serle

Dannie is an ambitious lawyer living in New York who thinks she has her life figured out.  She’s landed a job at a great law firm and her career is on track.  Her boyfriend who totally supports and understands her work proposes marriage.  What more can a woman want?

On the night of her proposal, Dannie falls asleep and has a dream of her life in five years -- a different apartment, a different engagement ring and a different man.  Dannie can’t shake the feeling that she needs to find that life and then suddenly, she knows she needs to stop that dream from coming true.

This book was engaging.  I wanted to get to the end to see how everything turned out and during the ride, there were some twists and turns to navigate.  I did not anticipate the turn of events that took place after the dream, so I was surprised at the ending which made me appreciate the story even more.

I picked this book up thinking it would be a light read, and while it was more sobering than I anticipated, it was not depressing.  I recommend the book for someone who wants something light but not too frothy.  I enjoy being surprised at the end of a novel and In Five Years delivered.  It deserves five stars for the surprise and more.