About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, May 16, 2022

When the Day Comes (Timeless) by Gabrielle Meyer

When the Day Comes

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?


This book is truly a gem, and its story is as captivating as its cover! Split-time/dual-time stories are very popular right now, but author Gabrielle Meyer adds a different twist in this new book. Libby Conant is a time-crosser who alternates between living in 1774 and 1914, and I was amazed by Meyer's ability to connect these two time periods in such a seamless fashion. Libby knows that she must make a final choice, when she turns twenty-one, about where she will remain and there's a special young man that makes her decision difficult. The 1774 Libby is in love with Henry Montgomery, and they share a sweet but powerful attraction, but how can they hope for a future together?

The two settings of this book are Colonial Williamsburg and New York City, and I learned so much about Colonial America and The Gilded Age. There are many differences to explore, but the common denominator is the amazing connection between Libby and Henry.

'No matter where I was, in 1774 or 1914, he was never far from my thoughts.'

This is such an intriguing story! I loved the time-crossing adventures, the rich historical detail, and the special interaction between Libby and Henry. There's another man who becomes part of Libby's 1914 life, and this creates many more complications for her. Meyer kept me turning the pages as the drama unfolds and I was especially inspired by the enlightening faith message woven into this story. It's apparent that God has a plan for her life, but will Libby allow Him to work? The ending is surprising but totally satisfying, and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book in this Timeless series. When the Day Comes is a remarkable book, and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian romance!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the upper Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people, places, and events. You can learn more about Gabrielle and her books at www.gabriellemeyer.com.

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