Blog Tour and Book Review: In This Moment #Austenprose #GabrielleMeyer @austenprose

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?


  • A unique thought-provoking read.”—Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author
  • “A breathtaking journey through time and history!”— Sarah Sundin, bestselling, and Christy Award-winning author
  • “I loved this novel and heartily recommend it.”— Elizabeth Camden, Christy and RITA Award-winning author of When the Day Comes


IN THIS MOMENT is the second book in the TIMELESS series by Gabrielle Meyer. It can be read as a standalone. Maggie has inherited the ability to time travel. She is living three lives–in 1861, 1941, and 2001. In 1861, she and her father are close associates of Abraham Lincoln. In 1941 she is a Navy Nurse on a hospital ship to Pearl Harbor. In 2001, she is a medical student with plans to become a surgeon.

As always, time travel books should be based on a strong method of time travel, and specific rules of time travel should be set by the author. The method of time travel is simple. It is a genetically inherited ability, and our main character Maggie travels through time when she is sleeping. As for the time travel rules, the first is that Maggie cannot willingly change history, or she will forfeit her life in that timeline. In addition, she will have to choose one timeline when she turns a certain age and give up the others forever. Another unique rule that I really like is that she inhabits different bodies in each timeline and injuries in one timeline are not reflected in the others. I feel the method of time travel in this book is successful, although maybe slightly too easy. The rules the author has set work very well.

The movement from one timeline to another occurs between chapters, and it is not confusing because each chapter is headed with a date and location. The author’s ability to immerse us in three separate periods of history is commendable. I enjoyed all three timelines and they were all associated with very important events in the United States. There were also three love interests, but I found one to be much more compelling than the others. There is a strong Christian message of trusting God’s plan, and I like that the author incorporated time travel into a Christian book.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House via Austenprose PR. My review is voluntary and the opinions expressed are my own.


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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