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What is this book about?

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?

My review:

What an interesting premise. Two historical stories for the price of one connected by one woman with a choice to be made about which time she wants to live in and what she is willing to lose to do so.

Each day Libby woke up in a different time, each with its own challenges. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what happened to her each day. There were surprises sprinkled throughout and I really loved the one at the end. I particularly appreciated the deep inspirational thread woven throughout the entire book.

This wasn’t a typical historical fiction in the sense that the concept of living in two time periods is more speculative/fantasy, but it was well done and enjoyable reading.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

An interesting premise told in such an entertaining way.

What I didn’t like about this book:


Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Absolutely. Wonderful characters, interesting historical details, page turning storyline. This is a standalone story.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the JustReads reviewer tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Gabrielle Meyer, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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