In Five Years

It has been awhile since I last posted a book review. Partly because I’ve been adjusting to a new work schedule in my real world job. But mostly because I haven’t read a book that I’ve been compelled to blog about. I finally found that desire to post after reading In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. 

Our protagonist is Dannie, a corporate lawyer who lives her life through statistics. Dannie’s journey starts on the day of her Big Interview; the dream job she has been working towards her whole adult life. Dannie has everything planned out in detail, her outfit her interview questions including the “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I still remember the first time was asked that in my first “adult” job interview. Later that night she goes out with David her long term “perfect for her” boyfriend who proposes and Dannie accepts.

Dannie then wakes up in a different apartment with a different man five years later. After an hour filled with intense emotions Dannie finds her self back in her current reality. Thankfully it was just a dream. Fast forward to five years later and Dannie is still engaged to David with no wedding plans in place and is excelling at her dream job. 

Dannie goes through her daily routines unsuspecting that her neat and orderly life is about is about to change with her introduction to a man who she already knows. A man she spent exactly an hour with on the night of her engagement to David. Her life then becomes a roller coaster of highs and lows, of determination and confusion.  

A story of love and regrets, despair and heartbreak; love and empowerment are also important points to this wonderfully written book.

I believe we could all gain some insights from this book in times such as these. 

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