Book Reviews

Book Review: When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer

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 without any time passing. On her twenty-first birthday, Libby must choose one path and forfeit the other–but how can she possibly decide when she has so much to lose?

My Thoughts:

WOW, what a ride!! You can ask my reading buddies, I raved about this one the entire time I was reading it. This was a dual-timeline meets time-traveler, and I loved every minute of it. 

Now I will say that you have to suspend belief here with this one. The story is set around select characters who are basically given 2 lives to live in 2 different time periods. It’s considered a gift from God. But the gift is temporary and they’ll have to choose which era to remain in once they turn 21. 

The first thing that struck me was how amazing this opportunity was. I mean, as a history nut myself, I could only read of Libby’s adventures and think about what it would be like to have another life at some important moment in history. All history lovers dream of time traveling, but to live a whole life there … that’s a neat idea to daydream about. 

But the further we get into the story, the more the spiritual elements come into play. I was blown away by how strong and steady the message was on God’s sovereignty. I mean, I had to go in suspending reality, so I didn’t know what to expect about how Christian truths would be treated. But I was offered a timely message for my own soul that stuck with me. There are few stories that can display God’s sovereignty so beautifully. 

I am itching to read the next book in the series. And I highly recommend this one.

Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving When the Day Comes 5 stars. I recommend it to those looking for deep Christian Historical, Christian Time-travel, or Christian Romance.

~ I received a copy from Bethany House. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.

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