And the thing is, you have honestly no idea what your life is going to turn out to be. Or where it will land you. Even when you think: “So this is what my life is now,” well, things can change in an instant or two.” –Five Days, Douglas Kennedy

I was sent this as a review eBook and finished it in two nights – there came a point I could not stop reading. My review will be posted soon, but I will say this: Five Days left whispers of hope and lingering loss in its wake.

Here’s the blurb:

Five Days

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Pursuit Of Happiness and The Moment comes a poignant and profound American love story. How long does it take to fall in love? For twenty years, Laura has been a good wife and a good mother. She’s supported her husband through redundancy, she’s worried about her son, she’s encouraged her daughter. She’s stopped thinking about all the places she’d like to go and all the books she’d like to talk about. She’s not unhappy, exactly. She’s not that self-indulgent. As anyone would tell you, Laura is wonderfully constant, caring, selfless. She’s certainly an expert at putting on a brave face.But a chance meeting in a hotel lobby – and the Five Days that follow – remind Laura of the young woman she used to be – and the woman she could have become. Is it ever too late to have the life you wanted? Or do we owe it to ourselves to pursue the promise of happiness?

Sound good? Is it the kind of book you’d pick up?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



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