Sunday, May 7, 2023

Book Review: In this Moment by Gabrielle Meyer


  • Title: In This Moment
  • Series: Timeless (Book 2)
  • Author: Gabrielle Meyer
  • Genre: Time Travel Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Fiction
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 2, 2023)
  • Length: (400) pages
  • Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, & Audiobook
  • ISBN: ‎978-0764239755
  • Tour Dates: May 1 – 15, 2023


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

“I loved this novel and heartily recommend it.”— Elizabeth Camden, Christy and RITA Award-winning author 

"A breathtaking journey through time and history!”— Sarah Sundin, bestselling, and Christy Award-winning author


In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer takes the reader on Maggie’s journey through three time periods – 1861, 1941, and 2001. Each timeline has a war looming for the United States and a romantic interest that draws at Maggie’s heart, but the story concentrates on Maggie’s struggle to decide which period to live in permanently. I experienced a little confusion at the beginning as I adjusted to all the timelines and secondary characters. Fortunately, after a few chapters in each year, I felt invested in each time strand’s plot and easily time hopped with Maggie.

As the lead character for In This Moment, Maggie is highly relatable. Her doubt and confusion about determining God’s will for her future leads to strong, realistic emotions. I cried right along with her at one point. Many Christians struggle to find God’s will and the recurrent message about making choices out of faith, not fear or pressure from others, felt opportune for 2023 and all of Maggie’s time periods.

In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer lands as book two in the Timeless series and I do recommend reading its predecessor, When the Day Comes, first. Reading both books will offer a fuller reading experience as characters from the first novel cameo and how the time traveling works will already be understood. Of the two currently published books in the series, In This Moment is my favorite, but I am looking forward to book three.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review 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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