Sunday, May 8, 2022

WHEN THE DAY COMES By Gabrielle Meyer, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

What a wonderfully unique dual time/time travel story.

Libby from 1774 Williamsburg and Anna Elizabeth from 1914 New York society are the same person! When Libby goes to sleep in one time, she wakes up in the other, alternating time periods! She must decide which time period she wants to remain in by her 21 st birthday. Ms. Meyer has come up with an absolutely captivating premise, and she executes it with believable characters and scenarios. Libby and Henry are right in the formative days of the American Revolution with interactions with some of our founding fathers. We feel the emotions going through Libby as she sees Henry putting his life in danger for the patriots. “Freedom is not free. The price is far greater than anyone realizes.” And when Libby navigates her days leading up to WWI, we see how torn she is in her life in the early 1900s.

Ms. Meyer puts a few twists and turns into the story, weaving faith throughout, but the end is satisfying with a hint at what the next book in the series could be about. “There are some things too mysterious for us to understand. We are not to know all the answers. Only God is and He calls us to trust and believe that He is doing what is best.”

Definitely going on my keeper shelf and I am awaiting the next book!
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* Fabulous. 5+ stars and a strong faith thread



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?

Bethany House Publishing, May 3, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
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