|Reviews for When Tomorrow Comes|
| yunarthur chapter 48 . 10/16/2022
I finished another reread of OMDWY & WTC and I didn’t remember you originally planned a third part for this series. I was wondering if you’d ever write it… I love your Anne & Gilbert so much. They are my absolute favorites. I keep coming back to your stories again and again, it’s like reading classics. They bring me so much comfort.
I will be here for anything you’d decide to write and share, anything. I hope you are well, dear Catiegirl.
| DrinkThemIn chapter 48 . 10/6/2022
I’ve just finished reading again. Did you know that you’re the reason for my recent late afternoon cups of coffee? ;)
| CCPH chapter 43 . 8/15/2022
Talk about making a “full circle”. So much of their past is literally revisited in their present. I thought the tea at Queens was a sweet “do overit’s kinda cool that you wrote it as their reliving-the-past so steadfastly heading into their future. The interplay of memoryrecall through the window was also fabulous. Memory has a tendency to exaggerate good and bad but what I loved about Anne’s moments of recall was the sweet- Marilla and Matthew still togetherintertwined with the bitter -they were still so solitary without her- plus her relationship or lack thereof with Gilbert at the time. The ending was sublime with her replacing his singular token of her with a new one. It’s such a cute and cheeky call back to the first name he ever gave her as he works towards the day he can finally give her a last name. Like I said it’s a perfect ‘full circle’.
| CCPH chapter 42 . 8/14/2022
I love seeing Gilbert’s “Anne”, feisty, headstrong, confident, independent… and seething lol. She’s a queen for good reason and now she’s about to walk through the gates of QueenS
| CCPH chapter 41 . 8/14/2022
This entire chapter felt so ethereal. Even though we don’t get to Hester Gray’s garden til the last bit of it there was still this floaty, dreamy sensibility to it. Gil’s teasing about Anne laying in his bed was equally swoon as it was playful. There is something h so sweet tor hunk of Anne getting to rest her head where Gil slept just for him to later to the very same because of her nap. It’s just too precious. Well I’m excited about the possibilities of Charlottetown: will Anne’s lack of a legitimate contract now free her up for the second offer? Is there something more suspicious behind the board’s questioning of her contract and Gil’s unease? Eager to find out
| AvonleaBrigadoon chapter 48 . 8/13/2022
This was a fabulous sequel. Even with more honesty and knowing each other's love there would be bumps in the road.
I came to this story from elizasky's Within a Forest Dark which built on your AU. I'm so glad that you let Anne live. Given how run down Gilbert was she probably would have been more resilient in fighting the typhoid. We never get to know much about his fight other than the near death.
I loved that you gave Pris a missionary in Japan to join but I also liked that you left Stella without a match. There are other adventures in life!
I suspected where A&G would end up when you mentioned the house in White Sands. Being closer to home will be great for their families. Although LMM wrote about Marilla coming to Glen St Mary's we never see the Blythes again.
I can't help feeling a bit sorry for stories that won't get resolved - Little Elizabeth never reunited with her father; Leslie Moore never released from her 'husband'. But then you can imagine all the other people whose lives will be transformed because of the change.
Thank you for a lovely story!
| CCPH chapter 40 . 8/12/2022
This entire chapter warms my heart
| CCPH chapter 39 . 8/12/2022
Too many adorable moments. Can this chapter get any cuter! Plus I love the devilish mind of Cora Blythe sending Anne up to Gilbert’s room. Let’s see if she can make it though their true test: Aunt Mary Maria lol
| CCPH chapter 38 . 8/10/2022
Nothing says “feeling better” than a little flirtatiousness
| CCPH chapter 37 . 8/8/2022
This chapter is astonishing in that it really allowed us to witness AnneGil’s revelations regarding the depths of each other’s love. I quite loved how their declarations were not actually made verbally to each other but revealed at times they were physically alone. It’s as if fate did not want the presence of each other to distract them to the scale of understanding they needed to reach. It was just immaculate!
| CCPH chapter 36 . 8/7/2022
“Like a golden wedding band” welp- my heart just constricted with emotion. The fact this chapter walked us through their life, lived in its fullest in this makeshift marital bed, is a dream come true I never knew I was wishing for. It was a confessional, an admission of every sin and every act of bravery Gilbert could remember. It was the mundane and the excitement that wove into the fabric of his early childhood experiences and his fears, jealousy, and hopefulness laid bare before Anne. It was his soul and now she possessed it solely. I know I sing your praises in every chapter but I can’t end my comments for this one without commending you for bringing your reader along Gilbert’s journey. I found myself also accepting the chance that Anne wouldn’t make it through and had to reconcile being in the moment (Gil’s moment) and just read his experience without trying to predict or second guess what her fate would be by chapter’s end. I can’t lie though, I did find myself checking how many chapters were left because I couldn’t stand the thought of this chapter being the penultimate. It’s a stunningly beautiful chapter
| CCPH chapter 35 . 8/7/2022
“Storms are our specialty.” That line is so beautiful in how much that truly is AnneGilbert. In every version they’ve ever existed. I honestly got a tear in my eye knowing that Cora and Marilla respected AnneGilbert’s “marital bed”. It’s an understanding that cuts deeper than proprietary could ever reflect and it’s such a tender moment between their mothers to share. This chapter was just gorgeous even if emotionally brutal.
| CCPH chapter 34 . 8/6/2022
Beautiful beautiful intimacy. Not just Gil’s care towards Anne but also Anne’s towards him. She is an omniscient narrator in those pages giving him a full 360 view of herself. It’s a visually beautiful chapter, calm almost, even if it’s first sentences seem to indicated it was actually being born by angry fire. Also other forms of intimacy are finally shown on full display: the nuances of brotherhood Fred exemplifies, the delicate collaboration of intertwined families with shared child rearing responsibilities. Dare I compare John’s paternal attitude to Davy’s care no different than what will/could have been easily done for AnneGilbert’s children. Gilbert’s belligerent attitude to Rachel like a tantrum child only to be met at the kitchen door with an all knowing and all understanding mother figure. Again, your story is just masterfully crafted and I’m just so happy we still have more chapters to unfold.
| CCPH chapter 33 . 8/6/2022
“I’ll stay”. That line is both comforting and looming somehow. There’s a way it conveys dedication as in “I’ll be here for you” but also a sense of finality “I’ll stay… as you go onward”. Holding into hope.
| CCPH chapter 32 . 8/6/2022
My heart breaks and tears fall. You have written so much beauty into this story that the fear of loss strengthens the love they were able to find in each other. When I think of the possibility that you might take Anne in this version of their love story I’m still struck at how much of their finding each other was a gift to Gilbert in itself. I worry that Marilla (and even Rachel) relenting to let Gilbert stay may be your foreshadowing that Anne’s illness is indeed grave. Much like Gilbert though I’m holding out hope.