About the Book
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 Book
Don’t let the time travel tag on this book fool you. When the Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer is a combination of historical fiction, time travel, and dual time.
With settings in 1774 Williamsburg and 1917 New York City, Meyer had her work cut out for her, and she rose to the challenge fabulously. Each period is so well researched and written about that I never had to guess which time Libby was in. And the premise of why/how Libby woke up in one time when she fell asleep in the other kind of makes complete sense.
Libby herself is an engaging character. I wanted so bad for her to get to choose where (and in what year) she wanted to live the rest of her life, especially when something horrible happens to her and that choice isn’t as clear anymore.
This book will not only appeal to fans of Outlander or Jude Devereaux’s wildly popular book A Knight in Shining Armor, but historical fiction fans as well. And bonus points for the plot twist at the end of the book.
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