In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer is book two in the Timeless series and follows the lives of Maggie, the time-crossing daughter of Libby from When the Day Comes.
I love the concept of a person living in multiple time periods and having to choose a single one. Ms. Meyer did a fabulous job of balancing the three timelines and the delicacy involved with knowing the future but being unable to change it.
I enjoyed Maggie’s character–in every time period. She was driven and compassionate, putting the needs of others above her own.
Despite Maggie’s attempts not to fall in love, there’s an intriguing gentleman in every age that tugs at her heart. I’ll admit, I was torn between two of them and couldn’t decide which one to choose. But soon enough, Gentleman X rose to the top of the pile with his swoonworthy behavior.
Readers will be reminded that free will is a gift–one that should not be taken lightly or abused. God allows us to follow our hearts and choose as we will, but He’s available to advise and guide us.
If you enjoy split-time novels, this should definitely be on your to-be-read list.
In This Moment will also remind readers that God has a plan for our future which He’s happy to reveal to us if we seek His will.
First Line of In This Moment
Most days , I could pretend that my life was normal. – In This Moment, Gabrielle Meyer
This line is the perfect set-up for what comes next and also hints that the character’s life is not normal.
Favorite Quotes from In This Moment
There were so many powerful poignant quotes in this book it was hard to choose. Here are just a few if them that had me pausing for introspection.
“God has always listened to you, Zechariah. But that doesn’t mean we always get what we want. Sometimes, in His infinite wisdom, He gives us what we need instead.”
“None of us are independent of the ones we love. We’re woven together like a big tapestry, with each color unique and vibrant, but making a larger picture possible.”
“Life is a gift and an adventure. We should never let fear hold us back from doing the things God has called us to do. The risk isn’t always in going, sometimes the risk is in staying and missing out on the journey.”
“When I feel jealous or bitter, I know I am in the wrong, and my emotions act as warning signals and redirect me.”
“We’re all trying to make sense of life. God has given each of us a unique path, one that draws us closer to Him because of the uncertainties and challenges.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley ; a positive review was not required.
About In This Moment (Timeless Book #2)
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?
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About Gabrielle Meyer
Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the upper Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people, places, and events. You can learn more about Gabrielle and her books at www.gabriellemeyer.com.
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