Review: Five Years From Now

Posted 20th May 2021 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Five Years From NowFive Years From Now by Paige Toon
Also by this author: The Longest Holiday, Lucy in the Sky, Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 17th May 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
Amazon Kindle

What if you met the right person at the wrong time?   Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart.
Five years later, they find each other.  Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate.   For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?  ‘One day, maybe five years from now, you’ll look back and understand why this happened…’  

One StarOne StarOne Star

I’ve had this book on my TBR pile for quite a few years so when I was looking for a book for my work’s book club I thought this would be a great pick. I have read many of Paige’s books before and I have enjoyed almost all of them so I was looking forward to seeing how this one turned out.

I loved Nell and Van. I thought they were really great characters. Nell is a character that looks for the positive in things. She tries to surround herself with things that make her happy despite all the tragedy in her life.

Most of this book is set in Cornwall but with a bit in Australia. Paige’s descriptions of the locations really make you feel like you are really there. It was a great way to escape the lockdown in the UK.

I love the concept of this book, The whole 5 years from now this will seem like nothing idea. I loved the way it was structured that we dipped into their lives every five years. Paige made it very easy for me to keep reading.

I love a book about meeting the perfect person but at the wrong time. This book had that sort of vibe to it. I thought it was beautifully written and had that epic tragic love feeling.

I loved it all except for the ending. From reading other reviews I can see it has left people very divided. I understand it to a certain extent but the epilogue just didn’t sit right with me.

About Paige Toon

I was born in 1975 and my dad’s career as a racing driver meant that I grew up between Australia, England and America. I worked at heat magazine for eight years as Reviews Editor, but left to have a baby. I’m now a full-time author and freelance journalist. I live in North London with my husband Greg, son Indy and daughter Idha.


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