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When Tomorrow Came

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This book is heartbreakingly beautiful. The pages are filled with rich layers of heartache, hope, love, and so much more. I loved all of the main characters: Nan, Heath, Gil, and Temperance. They were just all so well done and had so much depth. 

My heart broke for Heath and all he'd sacrificed for those he loved. It broke for Nan for how much she wanted to please her family (one person in particular). Her choices weren't always wise, but I understood why she felt she had to do them. Temperance was just a breath of fresh air. I loved her chattering ways and sweet innocence. And Gil just about broke my heart. 

This book is heavy but always points back to Christ. I loved the faith themes woven throughout the story. There was so much angst that I couldn't stop wondering what was going to happen next. Loved this story so much and I know I will be thinking about it for a long time.
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I have heard a lot about this author recently. I have not read her other novels (although I look forward to doing this), i did enjoy this one. Perhaps it had been hyped up too much but I found the multiple points of view to be sometime confusing and distracting at times. I also had trouble connecting with some of the main characters. The romances are sweet. 
I am becoming uncomfortable with some scenes being included in "Christian" labelled stories. Nothing in this book was too detailed but the intent of the scene was implied and I feel it was unnecessary. 
I do plan to read more by this author, as she seems to have a strong following, and I look forward to this. i was just a little disappointed in this one. That being said, it was still good. Still worth reading (especially if you are fan of this author and/or this genre and timeframe).
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Hannah Linder is an exciting new voice in Regency fiction!! Nan and Heath, siblings separated after a youth spent on London streets, are suddenly reunited by their father years later. Nan is caught in a decision of whether to follow her heart or her father’s instruction on who to marry, and Heath is caught between his approach to the world and what his father wants for him. Linder writes beautifully, and with romance and mystery, this is sure to please any Regency reader!

*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own.
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I'll admit it: I'm not usually a fan of regency fiction. However, When Tomorrow Came drew me in until I couldn't put it down. This book is a stunning work, centered on a singular question: what happens when the tomorrow you've always dreamed of is far from what you expected?

Finely drawn characters, tender romance, beautiful sibling bonds, and page-turning mystery--this book has it all! The themes were carefully interwoven through the story, and while I don't want to give away the heart-pounding climax, the conclusion was unforeseen and so very memorable. 

I am so excited to be on the launch team for this wonderful book and look forward to reading Hannah's next stories!
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What an interesting story! I was totally invested in the lives of the characters, especially reading their difficult beginning. I don’t always love multiple POV’s, however Linder mastered it, and I found myself wanting even more. Not once did I have to question who’s POV I was reading, which I find can be hard for some authors, but not Linder.

This story has some wonderful twists and turns, romantic threads, and an overall story of hope and redemption that will leave the reader smiling at the end. And she easily transports readers back in time. I love it when the authors is able to make everything about the book make you feel like you’ve slipped into a Time Machine - not just the dialogue, but every word, description, character, setting…etc…. Linder does an amazing job with that!

Historical fiction fans will love the latest from Linder. Highly recommend! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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When Tomorrow Came
by Hannah Linder
Pub Date 01 Apr 2023 
 Barbour Publishing,  Barbour Fiction
 Christian  |  Historical Fiction  |  Romance


A copy of When Tomorrow Came has been provided to me by Barbour Publishing and Netgalley for review.

Their entire lives were devoted to waiting for their Papa's return!

Nan Duncan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, are forced to live on the streets of London. When Nan is rescued from such a life by a kind gentleman, the siblings are separated and raised in two very different social milieus. As both are beginning to flourish and some of their wounds have healed, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them, bringing with him a number of demands. Heath is expected to abandon his gentle nature and become as hardened as his father was, and Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she has never liked.

The worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves are upset by dangers, a secret love, fights, and murder.

They have waited their entire lives for their papa to return. Now that it has arrived, will they be able to see the truth and end this nightmare before it costs one of them his or her life? 

I give When Tomorrow Comes five out of five Stars!

Happy Reading!
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When Tomorrow Came by Hannah Linder is an emotionally gripping rollercoaster ride full of loss, love, sadness, family as well as Faith and Joy. The story is action packed with surprises and a unique plot with twists and turns that kept me on my toes. The characters are well rounded and realistic.  Frankly, I couldn't put this book down. I highly recommend When Tomorrow Came!

                                                                               5 Stars!

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required, and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Barbour Fiction and Ms. Linder for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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I struggled to get into this book until at least halfway through. But in the end this story was a heart wrenching powerful story of sacrifice, disappointment, love, revenge, murder, and most importantly hope. 

thanks to #netgalley for a copy of this eARC. I have given my review voluntarily.
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This book takes readers on a tumultuous journey through the lives of Nan and Heath Duncan, two siblings who face abandonment, abuse, and the harsh realities of survival on the streets of London. Linder masterfully crafts a narrative that explores themes of resilience, family bonds, and the pursuit of truth amidst a backdrop of societal hierarchies and personal struggles.

The story begins with Nan and Heath's desperate existence, but their lives take a dramatic turn when Nan is rescued by a compassionate gentleman, leading to their separation and subsequent upbringing in starkly contrasting social worlds. Linder skillfully depicts the stark divide between privilege and poverty, immersing readers in the challenges and triumphs of both siblings as they navigate their respective paths.

The characters of Nan and Heath are deeply layered and compelling. Nan's resilience and determination shine through as she finds herself caught in the clutches of an arranged marriage to a wealthy suitor she despises. Heath, on the other hand, struggles to reconcile his gentle nature with the expectations placed upon him by their long-absent father. Their individual journeys of self-discovery and the bonds they share provide an emotional anchor that keeps readers invested in their fates.

Linder expertly builds tension and intrigue as long-awaited reunions give way to unexpected dangers and hidden secrets. The story is marked by a series of heart-pounding moments, with love, conflict, and even murder threatening to upend the worlds Nan and Heath have fought so hard to create for themselves. The author's ability to weave together these elements keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the truth behind the unfolding nightmare.

The setting adds a captivating atmosphere to the story, with its stark contrasts between opulence and destitution. Linder's attention to detail brings the era to life, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and social dynamics of the time. The struggles faced by Nan and Heath are heightened by the societal expectations and limitations of the period, emphasizing the complexities of their predicaments.

"When Tomorrow Came" is a poignant exploration of survival, redemption, and the enduring power of family bonds. Linder's prose is evocative, capturing both the beauty and brutality of the world she has created. My main complaint was that the narrative occasionally loses momentum in certain sections, and I felt the narrative was too convoluted in places which made it hard to keep up.
This said, the overall story remains engaging, drawing readers in with its themes of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

In conclusion, "When Tomorrow Came" is a gripping novel that seamlessly blends historical fiction, family drama, and suspense. Hannah Linder's skillful storytelling and compelling characters make for an enthralling read that will leave readers eagerly anticipating what lies on the next page.

Thanks to Barbour for Approving me for this title on Netgalley. I this did not influence my reviews and opinions and all are own own.
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I really enjoyed this book. It had much of what I hope for and even more than that. The historical elements were believeable and the storylines wove together well. There is even a mystery throughout the book that stirs up many feelings. I didn’t want to put it down.
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Hannah Linder knows how to pen richly developed, complex characters with depth. There are lighthearted moments, but the story itself is heavy and laden with sorrow. Nan is a bright light who’s been given a second chance. Heath has had more than his share of difficulties, but made peace with the life he’s living. Then their long-lost Papa returns and my heart was gutted. The siblings overcame abandonment, found joy and new life, and then experienced being reunited with their Papa. It was so sad seeing them striving for his love wanting to honor him simply because he was their Papa. I was thankful for genuine friends to love them, support them, and help them break free. So many themes of love, betrayal, loyalty, forgiveness, and redemption. I loved seeing both Nan and Heath get their happy ending. If you like complex characters with depth, you’ll enjoy this inspirational, historical romance.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.
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Oh this book was just filled with all the good things that make a book great! Love, scandal, family and hope! I truly enjoyed all the characters! I was so pleased with how well the storylines all meshed together.  I was so surprised by the turn of events and I LOVE THAT!  Great book!
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An intriguing book with many twists and turns. How sad it was to read about the life that Heath and Nan had endured living on the streets barely surviving as well as escaping from such an abusive temporary home.  I’m not sure why it took me a quite a few chapters to get into the story, but about halfway through I was finally drawn into it.  It’s pretty hard to put down after that with the mystery and suspense throughout.  Also the point of view switched often, but in the end I’m so glad it ended well.  I received this e-book for free from Celebrate Lit Tour and the opinions I express are honest and my own.☕︎
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After reading Hannah Linder’s debut novel, Beneath His Silence, and absolutely falling in love with it, I was really excited to read When Tomorrow Came. Unfortunately, however, after finishing the book, I am left with mixed feelings.

When I first started it, I was immediately pulled in. Heath and Nan–children at the beginning of the novel–captured my heart and I just needed to know what happened to them. If they would survive on the streets, if Heath would go after Nan when she was taken in by Mr. Stanhope, if Heath would be able to make it on his own, and if they would ever be reunited.

As the two grew up, I was fascinated by the different lives they led, how they matured throughout the years, and the people they eventually became. Both Nan and Heath are sweet and gentle characters, carrying with them the burdens of their past, but both content where they are in life. But all that is upended when their papa comes back into their lives. On the one hand, his return reunites the two siblings, but on the other hand, he makes demands of them that ends up hurting the both of them. The papa that they dreamed would come back is not the same man. He is rough, cruel, and allows part hurts and anger to control him and his actions.

This is the point of the story where Linder lost me. I was underwhelmed by the sibling’s reunification, perhaps because their story was overshadowed by the two main romances in the novel. The more I continued to read, the more I was pulled out of the story. I wanted to see more of their relationship, but instead, the focus turned to Nan and her finding a suitor and Heath and his potential romance. Both of those plotlines fell flat for me and I ended up being annoyed by them. Heath’s felt forced and I did not connect with it whatsoever, and Nan’s ended up just taking me out of the story completely. She wants to find a suitor who pleases her father, but another man loves her, and the way he acted and treated Nan for her romantic decisions made me dislike him.

It wasn’t until the last few chapters of the novel that I connected with the story again. However, the ending did feel somewhat rushed and I was once again left feeling like there should be more.

Hannah Linder is a very talented author, I just felt she tried to do too much in this book and it did not work. This does not dissuade me from reading her future novels, and I look forward to what she has next. I would still highly recommend her work to people who enjoy Regency suspense novels.

I had received a copy of the book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.
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I really enjoyed this book! Heath and Nan were such sweet characters. I couldn't help rooting for them in their different journeys. The plot was interesting and the mystery kept me guessing until the end.
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When Tomorrow Came by Hannah Linder is a must read if you love inspirational historical fiction with some Gothic elements to it.
Sister and brother, Nan and Heath Duncan find themselves barely surviving on the streets of London after their father leaves them and their guardian abuses them. Nan is rescued by a gentleman who along with his family loves and cares for her like their own while Heath is separated from her lives a totally different life. When they finally seem to be healing from their past and flourishing in their new lives their father returns and along with his return comes demands. Along with these demands come secrets and danger that cause the lives that they have built for themselves to unfold and nightmares that could potentially cause one of them, if not both to lose their lives.
I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading books by this author in the future.

I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
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Nan and Heath were the only ones that each other had in the world. As young children, they were doing the best they could to survive. They always held out hope for a better tomorrow. When Nan suffers an accident, she is taken in by a family. Heath feels as if she is better off in the stranger’s world than with him in poverty. He sacrifices being with her so she can have a better life. Later in life, they are reunited but so much has changed.  Now tomorrow is here, it isn’t quite what the two imagined it would be. How can their tomorrow become a better tomorrow for the two of them?

After reading Hannah Linder’s debut novel, I was intrigued to read her next book to see what story she would wrap me up in next. I loved how all the details of her first novel were interwoven to create a plot line full of creativity and interest. I was anxious to see if she could create another storyline that captured my interest. With high expectations, I opened the book ready for a new adventure. I am very pleased to see that Linder did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, I believe I enjoyed this book even more than the first!

I really appreciate Linder’s way of sharing a story. I was drawn in after a few chapters and had a hard time putting the book down. My favorite character was Nan, who did not seem to let her circumstances change who she was. There were some things that I thought might happen but was surprised by quite a few other things in the story line. 

I love how Linder’s titles seem to reflect so much on the story. It is a brief summary of the story in very few words. It gives a deeper meaning to the story in a way. It shows her creativity as an author.

I would definitely recommend this book.  I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.
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This was a very interesting story, a little Dickensian, as this story starts out with a very poor brother and sister. They are so poor that the sister, Nan Duncan, is starving, and both she and Heath, the brother, are living in a crate on the streets. They are waiting for their father to return from the sea, and the place where he left them was no good. So they ran away. Then Nan is injured and is taken away by a Mr. Stanhope, and Heath watches as he sees his sister going to a better life. Their parallel stories are told as they grow up in different environments.

The Stanhopes have two children of their own, Gilbert and Charlotte, who grow up with Nan who is now living in their home. The passage of time comes and goes, and then like the title states, tomorrow comes. Now Nan has her long-lost family back, but not without conditions. What is she to do when she is so torn by her long lost dream and her heart?

This story was very good and had themes of love and loyalty, family and treachery, and two romances. I know how I wanted the story to end, I was not disappointed, and it was quite a tale to get there.

I was provided a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
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Wow. I enjoyed her debut novel, but Hannah Linder’s second one blew me away. Perhaps it was the sense that sometimes unfulfilled dreams are better that way that spoke to me, or maybe it was the poignant longing of Nan and her brother, Heath. Their strong bond, willing to do whatever was necessary for the good of the other, their reunion later in life, the hurts each endured, the family love they still shared after everything that had happened, it wove together beautifully and painted a vivid story that continues to linger in my mind.

This is not an easy read by any stretch; I recommend it for teens and up due to some difficult thematic elements. Yet the novel is also sprinkled with grace and honest, desperate prayer that flows naturally from the characters, even when placed in unthinkable circumstances. It is real without becoming graphic or crude, speaking deeply to my emotions and causing me to question if my faith could endure such trials so resiliently.

There are many twists and turns in this novel, and readers who enjoy suspense or gothic novels will find much to savor here. But those who love Regency set stories will also appreciate the setting and characters because this novel combines the two into a satisfying read that has me eagerly anticipating her next release.

I received a review copy of this book through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are both honest and my own.
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This is the second book I have reads by Hannah. I really liked the first one so I wanted to read this one. It did not disappoint. This was really a story you can get lost in. She did a great job developing the many characters and the two romances taking place at the same time.

Also, there is a bit if a mystery going on that had me guessing. I normally can figure things out but I didn’t see this one coming.

The romance that Nan is involved in felt so intense to me and there was even a moment I almost cried.

If you enjoy historical romance I am sure you will enjoy this one.

A copy of this book was given to me through Celebrate Lit. All opinions are my own.
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