When the Day Comes – Review

by Gabrielle Meyer

Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (May 3, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 384 pages
ISBN-10 : 0764239740
ISBN-13 : 978-0764239748

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?


I had heard that if you like Downton Abbey and time split books, this is the book for you. I have never watched Downton Abbey, and I usually don’t like time split books, but I really enjoyed When the Day Comes! I adored the characters, and I loved that I didn’t know what was going to happen next in the story.

It was such a unique book. I loved all the history from both time periods in it, but especially the early days of the American Revolution. This encouraged me to take the book on a tour of Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord, MA. I love when after reading Historical Fiction/Romance I want to learn even more.

The photos are from:

North Bridge where the “shot heard round the world” was fired

The site where Paul Revere was captured

Hartwell Tavern

Battle Road

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