Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FOR A LIFETIME by Gabrielle Meyer, Reviewed by Paula and Rebecca #ReleaseDay

(Timeless Book #3): (An Inspirational Historical Time-Travel Romance Novel)

*That God would love me, that He would call me His child and choose me for this time-crossing gift was amazing to contemplate. It was a burden, to be sure, but it was also a blessing.*

Grace and Hope Eaton are twins with different personalities. But their bond is so strong that they vow to stay together no matter what. Living in two different times is extremely difficult because in one timeframe they live in Salem Village in 1692 during the witch trials. They get a respite in the other timeline in 1912 where Hope is adventurous and learns to fly an airplane, while Grace makes strides as a journalist for a New York newspaper.

Their love lives are problematic as each one pines for a man who does not return their affections. But how can they marry before their 25th birthday, when they are to choose which time period to remain in for the rest of their days?
Lots of twists, turns and danger await them as well as unexpected meetings with people who are connected to them. And underlying it all is an abiding faith that knows God is in control of their lives.

This was another fascinating offering in a unique time-crossing setting that will astonish you and at the same time take you captive with its imaginative storylines.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews via NetGalley. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are mine alone.* 5 stars and a strong faith thread 

"It had begun."

Time-crossing twins, Grace and Hope Eaton (in 1692 Salem Village, Massachusetts) Cooper (in 1912 New York City) have just a few months to decide which timeline will become their forever life. Neither are particularly drawn to Salem where the burgeoning witch trials have thrown Puritan loyalties into a whirlwind of fear and confusion, masking hidden agendas and personal vendettas swirling around even the most prominent of families. Their Salem father is an esteemed member of the local community, but has misrepresented details about the girls' deceased mother, sparking dangerous curiosity amongst his daughters.

During the days when the girls reside in New York, Hope has an exciting new career looming on the horizon, as she takes to the skies as one of America's first female pilots, while Grace works tirelessly as an investigative journalist fighting for justice with merely a pen and paper. When both young women are threatened by tragedy in each setting, will they be able to discern God's will for their future when their hearts have become entwined with another?

"God knew what I needed more than I did. So I simply asked if He would sit with me, to be my Comforter, my Peace, my Rock amidst the storm."

Fascinating! How the author managed to tie up all the loose details into one amazing story is beyond my comprehension, making this my favorite story in what has become a genre all its own.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. 4.5 stars

BackCover Blurb:
Grace and Hope are identical twin sisters born with the ability to time-cross together between 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, and 1912 New York City. As their twenty-fifth birthday approaches, they will have to choose one life to keep and one to leave behind forever--no matter the cost.

In 1692, they live and work in their father's tavern, where they must watch helplessly as the witch trials unfold in their village, threatening everyone. With the help of a handsome childhood friend, they search for the truth behind their mother's mysterious death, risking everything to expose a secret that could save their lives--or be their undoing.

In 1912, Hope dreams of becoming one of the first female pilots in America, and Grace works as an investigative journalist, uncovering corruption and injustice. After their parents' orphanage is threatened by an adversary, they enter a contest to complete a perilous cross-country flight under the guidance of a daring French aviator.

The sisters have already decided which timeline they will choose, but an unthinkable tragedy complicates the future they planned for themselves. As their birthday looms, how will they determine the lives--and loves--that are best for both of them?

Bethany House Publishers, May 2024
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1 comment:

  1. Really looking forward to reading this. Thank you for sharing!


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