Even though it is still early in the year, When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer has definitely found a place on my list of favorite books of 2022. This time-crossing novel has such a unique premise unlike any I have ever read before, with Libby living simultaneously in two different time periods and having to decide on her 21st birthday which path she will remain in forever. When she goes to sleep in one time period, she wakes up the next day in the other time period, and vice versa. I had never read any books by Gabrielle Meyer before, but after reading the synopsis, I knew this was a novel that I had to read.
This time-crossing novel will appeal to a wide range of readers, with storylines taking place in both 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and 1914 in New York City and England. Gabrielle Meyer created a fascinating story that kept me reading until the late hours of the night. Both storylines are rich with historical details, beautiful messages of faith, and characters who the readers will deeply care about. Even if you do not think you are a fan of time-crossing novels, you will be after reading this novel! The romantic storyline in one of Libby’s paths kept me rooting for a happy ending even when I did not see how it could be possible.
When the Day Comes is highly recommended for fans of time-crossing novels
and historical romance. Luckily for Gabrielle Meyer’s readers, this novel is
book one in her Timeless series, and there will be more time-crossing novels to
look forward to in the future!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
How will she choose, knowing all she must sacrifice?
Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other. While she's the same person at her core in both times, she's leading two vastly different lives.
In Colonial Williamsburg, Libby is a public printer for the House of Burgesses and the Royal Governor, trying to provide for her family and support the Patriot cause. The man she loves, Henry Montgomery, has his own secrets. As the revolution draws near, both their lives--and any hope of love--are put in jeopardy.
Libby's life in 1914 New York is filled with wealth, drawing room conversations, and bachelors. But the only work she cares about--women's suffrage--is discouraged, and her mother is intent on marrying her off to an English marquess. The growing talk of war in Europe only complicates matters.
But Libby knows she's not destined to live two lives forever. On her twenty-first birthday, she must choose one path and forfeit the other--but how can she choose when she has so much to lose in each life?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gabrielle Meyer (www.gabriellemeyer.com) has worked for state and local historical societies and loves writing fiction inspired by real people, places, and events. She currently resides along the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota with her husband and four children. By day, she's a busy homeschool mom, and by night she pens fiction and nonfiction filled with hope.