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…’
This is such a beautiful and enjoyable book, I loved every minute of it. The characters of Nell & Van are relatable, likeable and interesting and each time we moved on five years as readers I was desperate to see what happened to them. They are step-siblings, creative and at times on opposite sides of the world. The structure works so well, as you switch between present day Nell and then Nell & Van every five years from their youth on wards.
It’s a light read but not cliched or cheesy and there are times when you are just overcome with emotion. Paige really knows how to tug at the heart strings and there was at least one time when I “ugly cried”!! You will definitely not forget this book in a hurry.
I read the book in two sittings, one in the garden while the sun was shining and one in bed and I only wished that it was a bit longer!
This book is such a treasure and the cover is just gorgeous. I am secretly hoping that Paige might bring out a squeal or a spin off!
About the Author
Paige Toon was born in 1975 and grew up between England, Australia and America, following her racing driver father around the globe. A philosophy graduate, she worked at teen, film and women’s magazines, before ending up at Heat magazine as Reviews Editor. Paige is married, has two small children and lives in Cambridge.
Five Years from Now is her eighteenth book!
Visit Paige’s website at paigetoon.com to sign up to her free book club, ‘The Hidden Paige’, and say hi to her on Twitter @PaigeToonAuthor and https://www.facebook.com/PaigeToonAuthor/.
Massive thanks to Simon & Schuster, Books & the City for sending me a proof copy of this book to read before publication and huge thanks to you for reading!! Xxx