the five year plan by Jodi Gibson

I’m thrilled to announce my second novel, a light contemporary fiction, will be published by Brio Books on September 7th 2021.

The Five Year Plan is now available for pre-order at a discounted price for both the paperback and ebook. 

Click here to pre-order the paperback.

Click here to pre-order the ebook. 


About The Five-Year Plan

The Five-Year Plan is contemporary women’s fiction with a touch of humour and a lot of heart. It will appeal to readers who want to be whisked away from their day-to-day life and immersed in a feel-good story full of food, travel and romance.

What do you do when everything doesn’t go to plan? 

At 33, Demi’s five-year plan is on track. She’s moved in with boyfriend, Wil, and is waiting patiently for her father to retire so she can take over the running of the family café. But when her father blindsides her by handing the café to her older brother Nick, and discovers Wil is hiding something, Demi’s five-year plan crumbles like crostoli. Determined to get her life back on track, Demi travels to Italy to learn about her Italian heritage and mend her frayed heart — hoping her father will come to his senses while she’s away. However, Demi’s Italian escape isn’t so perfect. Long-held family feuds, a love triangle from the past, and a surprising new friend in Leo, find Demi questioning everything; especially her five-year plan. Will Demi get her plan back on track? Or will she learn that the best plans are the ones you don’t make? 

Jodi Gibson

Jodi Gibson Author

I’m Jodi and I write stories that take you on an emotional rollercoaster with the characters and leave you feeling uplifted long after you put them down. Some call it up-lit, others call it life-lit, I like to call it fiction with all the feels. 

My debut novel, The Memories We Hide is out now and is a poignant journey of memory and hope, with a little mystery and romance thrown in along the way. 

My next novel The Five Year Plan will be published by Brio Books in September 2021. It’s a light-hearted feel-good story combining travel, food, fun, and a little romance for good measure.

I’m also a home-baker and love nothing more than spending an hour or two in the kitchen whipping up a favourite cake or treat. Our pantry is rarely empty of scrumptious goodies! 

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