Bingo! Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A book with a number in the title




I’m so pleased to be able to work this novel into one of my challenges and have the opportunity to highlight it once again.

It’s not all about love in Five Years From Now. It’s also about obligation and circumstance and who you need to love more at that point in time. Nell and Vian are a terrific pair of characters and their story was a rollercoaster ride for my emotions but I loved every single second of it. I was more than happy with the ending; the hopeful, bittersweet, tinged with nostalgia outlook appealed to me greatly and I felt this lifting as I finished, a kind of rare feeling I get when I’ve read a novel that I know will stay with me for the long haul. My edition of Five Years From Now is destined to become well thumbed as I return to it over and over.

Read my review here

This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!


4 thoughts on “Bingo! Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with a yellow cover’ – Blood Brothers by Josephine Cox

    Oooooh, this reads a little like a V.C. Andrews book, which is fine by me as I quite enjoy the gothic, horror, family saga genre, and oh, doesn’t this take me back to my late teens when I was totally absorbed in those types of novels and it hasn’t changed so I wasn’t surprised that I’d enjoy Blood Brothers.

    A dramatic tale and with more than a hint of evil that’s what you’ll find in this novel by Josephine Cox, also supplying an edge of your seat romantic, suspense thrillery ride. Ok, so there was less of the romance and more of the suspense and wait for it…. a whole lot of brutal psychopathic nauseating crazy awaits you in this page-turning novel. Anyone obsessed with these types of stories I’m sure this is for you.

    Frank and Joe are in love with Alice. Alice is engaged to Frank. Joe left because of his feelings for Alice and returned a year later to fulfil his brothers wish to have him stand up at their wedding. Nancy and Tom Arnold adore the lovely Alice. Things turn nasty once Frank and Alice are wed.

    Joe and Alice are wonderful characters, sweet and kind and pretty much without a flaw. Alice’s mother and sister are jealous, wicked people and Alice didn’t deserve to be treated the way she was by them just because of her sweet and flawless nature.
    Frank Joe’s brother is an evil, nasty so and so.
    I couldn’t get enough of Tom and Nancy Arnold, Frank and Joe’s parents, the banter between those two was hilarious, I cracked up every time they spoke to each other.
    I wasn’t too impressed with the ending, I felt it was too rushed and I feel that type of sad conclusion wasn’t necessary.

    All things considered it was a gripping read and recommended.

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      • Theresa, perhaps because there are so many new authors on the scene producing works that are more exciting and identifiable therefore, it’s easy to grow out of certain authors and their writing no longer intrigues the reader.
        I have many of her books on my TBR shelf as I started collecting them years ago. I have unread books I bought 15 years ago whether I’m still interested in reading them or not I will as I spent money on them, I don’t want to waste hubby’s hard earned money! 😀

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      • I think you’re right Sue. It’s an ever changing scene. I too have books that are years old on my shelves, still waiting. I’d like to think I’ll read them eventually, but who knows?!


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