When the Day Comes is a somewhat unique book about time travel. In this story, the heroine Libby lives simultaneously in two separate time periods. When she falls asleep in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg, she wake in 1914 New York City. As one can imagine, her life in each time is extremely different. She lives a life of luxury in New York City but her life in Colonial Williamsburg is filled with hard work and impending danger as rumors of war circulate. Knowing that at the age of 21 she will be forced to choose which time period to spend the rest of her life, Libby is torn between the two. Only her mother in Williamsburg knows her secret and attempts to help her with decisions about both lives.
I usually have mixed feelings about time travel in Christian fiction but When the Day Comes was expertly written and I found Libby’s challenge quite intriguing. The tale was handled very well with several twists and surprises as it advanced. It was easy to identify with Libby and how difficult it was to know she had to choose. Her loyalty to her family and the patriot cause as well as her bravery were admirable.
All in all When the Day Comes was an excellent read and I look forward to future books by this author.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
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.