Friday, May 12, 2023

My Thoughts and More on In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer



Maggie inherited a gift from her time-crossing parents that allows her to live three separate lives in 1861, 1941, and 2001. Each night, she goes to sleep in one time period and wakes up in another. Until she turns twenty-one, when she will have to forfeit two of those lives--and everyone she knows in them--forever.

In 1861, Maggie is the daughter of a senator at the outbreak of the Civil War, navigating a capital full of Southern spies and wounded soldiers. In 1941, she is a navy nurse, grappling with her knowledge of the future when she joins a hospital ship going to Pearl Harbor. And in 2001, she's a brilliant young medical student, fulfilling her dream of becoming a surgeon.

While Maggie has sworn off romance until she makes her final choice, an intriguing man tugs at her heart in each era, only complicating the impossible decision she must make, which looms ever closer. With so much on the line, how can Maggie choose just one life to keep and the rest to lose?

My Thoughts:

Wow. The first book in this series was a wonderfully different reading experience and this one topped that one. Where the first in the series dealt with just two timelines, two lives simultaneously lived, this one with Maggie the daughter, deals with three. Three lives simultaneously lived. This poor girl, I would have been exhausted but I was mesmerized with her stories.

Her stories take place in 1861, 1941, and 2001. All three times that have major implications on our nation's history. Not only that, but like her mother before her she must choose what life she wants to live permanently with by the time she is twenty-one. Does she choose to stay with her time traveling/crossing family in 1941, or with her papa in 1861, or her modern life with unknown history in 2001? And what about the three men that have come into her life in each time period, a situation she tried very hard to prevent but circumstances said otherwise.

This story was a reading adventure and even though it is a good size novel, I was flipping through the pages rather quickly. There was a lot going on as each life Maggie lived was full and precious. I was on pins and needles wondering at which one she would choose. I also wondered how all this was going to work, the mechanics of the time crossing, and author Myer lays it out in a believable way. I am personally thankful that this is not true. Right? Anyway, if you are looking for an out of the box story that you can lose yourself in, here it is. You really don't want to miss out on this one.

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.

About the Author:

Gabrielle Meyer ( has worked for state and local historical societies and loves writing fiction inspired by real people, places, and events. She currently resides along the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota with her husband and four children. By day, she's a busy homeschool mom, and by night she pens fiction and nonfiction filled with hope.


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