My Friend Carrie Reviews — When Tomorrow Came

20 Jul

Today marks the last review by my book buddy Carrie for the Summer of 2023. She is a very busy wife, mother of 2, and a super teacher, so we will have to wait for more of her insightful reviews next summer. Thanks, Carrie, for helping a girl out!

Today Carrie shares her thoughts on When Tomorrow Came by Hannah Linder.

Nan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, have no choice but to survive on the London streets. When a kind gentleman rescues Nan from such a life, the siblings are separated and raised in two vastly different social worlds. Just when both are beginning to flourish and years have healed some of their wounds, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them—bringing demands with him. Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she’s never liked, and Heath is expected to forsake his gentle spirit and become the hardened man his father always was.

Dangers unfold, secret love develops, fights ensue, and murder upsets the worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves.

They’ve waited their whole lives for their papa to return, for tomorrow to come—but now that it has, will they be able to see through to the truth and end this whirlwind of a nightmare before it costs one of their lives? 

Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award winner, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In way of career, Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, National, and International bestsellers. She is also a local photographer and self-portrait photographer. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments—piano, guitar, and ukulele—songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. To follow her journey, visit

Carrie’s Thoughts:

I really enjoyed Hannah Linder’s When Tomorrow Came. In this Regency novel, love, family, and restoration are common themes brought together with characters that are realistic and lovable from the start. Linder devoted time to developing the characters from an early age and on before diving into their lives as adults. I was invested from the beginning and wanted the very best for them.

The story begins in the early 1800s in London with siblings Nan and Heath Duncan and shows what life on the streets was like for them after their father disappeared. With an unfortunate accident, one act of kindness shows how it can change a life. Nan goes with a wealthy family while Heath chooses to stay behind on the streets. Linder fast-forwards several times to show how the siblings are faring in their different lives now separated, but keeps you interested and wanting more. Eventually, the siblings are reunited but struggle to connect, since they were raised so differently and had vastly different lives. Then their father returns, bringing with him turmoil for both their lives. He insists Nan marry for riches to someone she doesn’t like, let alone love. The why is mysterious. He tries to get Heath to leave the rectory life to take on a trade to become a man. With their father bringing turmoil to both of their lives, the story really begins and has many twists and turns that aren’t fully revealed until the end. You might think you know what is going on, but you also might be as surprised as I was too.

I love how When Tomorrow Came shows the power of trusting others and how it can affect your life. It also shows how not trusting can also impact a life. Family and what you will do to protect them is a theme throughout the book. Linder brings it all together in a wonderful way, leaving you feeling fulfilled with the book’s ending. I would read other books by her.

Recommended by Carrie!

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