When she is five years old, Nell finds a boy in her room, sitting on her bed. She doesn’t want Vian there but he is Ruth’s son, his father’s new girlfriend, and they have just moved in to live with them. At first, Nell isn’t happy about the arrangement, but she is soon fond of Vian and she is sad to leave him behind when, at the end of the holiday, she has to go back to London to live with her mother. Five years later, Nell lives with her father in Cornwall and her relationship with Vian grows stronger everyday. When a terrible accident separates them, Nell’s world is shattered. They meet again five years later, and then five years later, and so on, every five years, but fate and circumstances continue to keep them apart.
I cried so much throughout this novel. It was sad to read how Nell and Vian (who becomes Van) could never manage to be together. I loved these characters and their stories and I loved growing with them, page after page. Once again, Paige Toon wrote a brilliant, addictive and heartbreaking novel, and I am already looking forward to her next one. (NP)
Five Years From Now, by Paige Toon, asks: what if you met the right person at the wrong time? The summary says: "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...'" Five Years From Now is out in May 2018.