“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Since the day she was born, Libby has lived two lives — one in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the 1700s and another in New York City in the 1900s. Every night, when she goes to sleep in one world, Libby wakes in the other, no time passing between either. Inheriting this ‘gift’ from her mother, Libby’s double life will continue until midnight on her twenty-first birthday — when she must decide the period to stay in forever. However, which will Libby choose? Her life in Williamsburg, where she works in her family’s printing press and has a front-row seat to America’s fight for independence? Or, will her life in the Gilded Age open new opportunities unavailable in colonial Virginia? Libby has two years until she has to decide, but she must be careful not to change history.
“It was one of the many things Mama had warned me about since I was young: never search for answers about either path. If God wanted me to know, I would know. And I must not, for any reason, try to change either path with the foreknowledge I might obtain. To do so meant I would forfeit the path I tried to alter” ~ Gabrielle Meyer
Even when the road ahead seems clear, God has a way of shifting our perspectives and opening our eyes to His plans. Too often, we think we know what’s best, but time and time again, God shows us that His Will is 100x more fulfilling. Libby learns this firsthand as she juggles her two lives, facing challenges that will shake the foundation of her faith and finding a love that will cause her to question if she believes that God knows best.
“God is concerned with the state of your heart more than where you live or what time you occupy. He wants to know that He has your heart, Libby. All of it. He wants to know that you trust Him no matter what happens.” ~ Gabrielle Meyer
When the Day Comes is a PHENOMENAL novel! Similar to Outlander — though cleaner — the time jumps were flawless, and the plot was engaging! I loved every moment of this book and appreciated the author’s drive to include God in the storyline. Libby was a delightful character to follow, taking readers on her epic journey through the ages! And while there was romance, it wasn’t the only drive of the plot (HALLELUJAH!) Despite just putting this book down, you can be sure that I will read and/or listen to this story again soon!
“Freedom isn’t stagnant or guaranteed. It lives and breathes and must be defended constantly. Don’t take it for granted. Fight for it, both in the public and private spheres of your life.” ~ Gabrielle Meyer
*Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, for providing me with a pre-release copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!*