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They Waited Their Whole Lives for Their Papa to Return
Nan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, have no choice but to survive on the London streets. When a kind gentleman rescues Nan from such a life, the siblings are separated and raised in two vastly different social worlds. Just when both are beginning to flourish and years have healed some of their wounds, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them—bringing demands with him. Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she’s never liked, and Heath is expected to forsake his gentle spirit and become the hardened man his father always was.
Dangers unfold, secret love develops, fights ensue, and murder upsets the worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves.
They’ve waited their whole lives for their papa to return, for tomorrow to come—but now that it has, will they be able to see through to the truth and end this whirlwind of a nightmare before it costs one of their lives?
In My Opinion
There were characters I instantly fell in love with and others I had a tougher time even liking in When Tomorrow Came by Hannah Linder. In the author’s sophomore novel, readers get four different POVs and a somewhat lengthy backstory to two of the characters.
Once you get through that, there is still a little dragging of the plot at points, but it’s a one step forward, two steps back story. Gil was my absolute favorite. He is repentant when he hurts someone, protective of those he loves, and seeks to do the right thing. Nan is so oblivious sometimes, or so intent on doing what everyone else expects her to do, she doesn’t see what’s inside of her. Heath is a good brother and I felt for everything he endured (both before and after the story begins).
Linder weaves some hard topics into her story (child abuse, class distinctions, alcoholism, and more), but within those dark places (this is a gothic novel, after all), she also offers glimpses of hope for the future of these characters.
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