By Gabrielle Meyer
“We were walking on the path God had ordained, standing in the centre of His perfect will, and I never wanted to be anywhere else.”
– Anne Elizabeth, When the Day Comes
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Libby is a time-crosser; a unique gift given by God, the Author of life. She bears a sunburst birthmark over her heart which distinguishes her gift, and she lives two lives in both 1774 and 1914. She is one person, one conscious mind, set in identical twin bodies. Her conscious mind travels back and forth, accumulating experiences from each path to create one unique person.
At 19 years old, she is nearing her 21st birthday when she will be required to choose which path to continue in for the rest of her life; she cannot continue on two paths.
Whichever life she chooses, she forfeits the other timeline where her body dies.
Set during the American Revolution and World War II, the historical events woven throughout this novel are fascinating, and Gabrielle brings these events to life in a fresh and exciting way.
It was such a joy to explore these momentous periods of the past, no longer simply dates and facts from a textbook, but gut-wrenching, hope-filled and inspiring milestone moments of change.
“When The Day Comes” is historical fiction at its absolute best! It is a fast-paced, time-travelling, split-time novel that doesn’t fit easily in a genre box, but for the best reasons.
It is singular in story-telling and plot, while also taking a hope-filled approach to themes such as womanhood, equality, the sanctity of human life and God’s sovereignty.
I absolutely loved it! – .5
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