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In This Moment

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Almost as compelling as the first book! This book was truly a masterpiece. Characters, plotting, faith, setting, and tension all were done to perfection and with grace.

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I absolutely loved this book - this series is one I’ll recommend to everyone. I wasn’t sure about the dual timelines at first but quickly fell in love with it all!

It’s so different from anything I’ve read before but I’m glad I tried it and can’t wait to keep reading this series!

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After When the Day Comes I really wondered how Meyer was going to make another time travel story work. But work it did!! This story is unique because Maggie is living in 3 different times.
Each timeline was well done and the story flowed so well. This story kept me engaged the whole time. I stayed up several hours past my bedtime to finish it because I just couldn’t put it down.

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I'm a big fan of time travel stories, and when I finished the first book in this series, I just couldn't resist diving into the second one. The way the author handled all those different timelines was pretty cool, and it kept me hooked. Right from the start, I had a hunch about which path the main character would choose, but I kept second-guessing myself because there were so many factors in play.

One thing that bugged me a bit was the fact that there were three different love interests involved. Sometimes, it felt like a messy emotional situation, or maybe even a little like cheating. But I did like that the book acknowledged Maggie's confusion and discomfort about it. She wasn't out to hurt anyone; she was just trying to figure out her path, and that made her character feel real.

The faith element in the story really stood out. Maggie's constant search for guidance, even when she was angry at the universe for giving her this gift and making her choose, was pretty powerful. And having wise and godly characters offering advice during tough times added depth to the story. It was nice to see so many good-hearted characters in the mix. And the ending? It was just perfect. I can't wait for the third book!

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In This Moment by Author Gabrielle Meyer
was such a page-turning read! I was pleasantly surprised how well she blended three separate timelines together and as in the first book of the Series - When The Day Comes, she once again incorporated the time crossing element seamlessly. I always enjoy Historical Fiction set in the Civil War era and found that timeline to be my favorite of the three featured.
I definitely enjoyed and recommend this book!

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Gabrielle Meyer has skillfully woven together the three timelines of Maggie's in 1861, 1941 and 2001. I really enjoyed each setting and read as fast as I could so I could find out which path she would choose and which man she would end up with in the end. If you like a time travel type book, I think you'll really fancy this!

I loved In This Moment just as much as I did When the Day Comes. I can't wait for another book by this wonderful author!

Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. All opinions are my own.

Publication date: 2 May 2023

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The concept is a very interesting and original one, however it never seemed to take off. I found the characters flat and the plot very slow moving. I had a hard time finishing the book, as it could not keep my attention.

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5 STARS!!!!! I absolutely LOVED this book. A time-crossing woman who needs to decide which of her 3 lives to choose before her 21st Birthday. YIKES. The Historical Reconstruction aspect of this book was amazing. I remembered some history, was inspired to research some more history, all while these complex characters were living and struggling through those times. What a terrific story line. I didn't want this to end. BUT I have found a new favorite author!

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“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.”

Talented author Gabrielle Meyer has penned another fantastic story in her Timeless series. In This Moment has the heroine living in three different history-changing timelines. The premise is very creative and takes her first book in the series, When the Day Comes, a bit further with an extra timeline. Meyer did an excellent job of combining the timelines and making them each interesting, historically accurate, and easy to follow. The characters are well-drawn and multi-layered, and I found myself drawn to them. My interest was captured from the first page and held throughout the tale trying to guess which path Maggie would choose to stay in. Lots of twists and turns kept the plot moving along.

“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.” 4.5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing. All opinions are my own.

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I love time travel books and after reading the first in this series, I knew I HAD to read this sequel! I loved how the author had each timeline unfold. From the beginning, I suspected which one she would choose, but I also kept doubting because there were so many factors to her choosing a different path.

I will say, at one point I did want her to choose another path because the love interest in that path was speaking to me. LOL However, as I continued to read and the love interests from each timeline developed a little more, I could see that the one she did choose was the right one for her.

The only thing that bothered me a little was that there were three love interests and at times, it almost felt like emotional cheating at the very least. However, I did appreciate that Maggie was also uncomfortable with this and confused. She wasn't trying to lead anyone on but was trying to figure out the path God was calling her to. I'm glad that it was addressed this way instead of her being flippant with the guys' hearts.

The faith in the book was strong. Maggie is constantly looking to God for answers, even when she is angry and bitter towards Him for giving her this gift and making her choose. And when she struggles and is doubting, there is always another character that is giving her godly wisdom. It was so refreshing to see so many characters who were good, honest, and caring.

The ending was perfect and I cannot wait for book three!

*I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.

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Time traveling for Maggie who can travel in three memorable separate lives is amazing. It took me a moment to figure out the connection of her 3 different eras. I absolutely loved this second book and how the men she loved were also were all so awesome. Each day waking up to one of those dates and then having to choose which time she wanted to live in before her 21st birthday was a page turner! Thanks to author Gabrielle Meyer, NetGalley, and publisher Bethany House! Looking forward to the next book!

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⏳ In This Moment is the second book in Gabrielle Meyer's Timeless series. I adored the first book and was so excited that @netgalley and @bethanyhouse offered me an e-copy!
⏳ Unlike her mother, who had two "paths," Maggie had three! That proved to be really interesting, but was hard for the first several chapters because I couldn't decide which path I wanted her to stay in! In the first book, I had a pretty clear preference as far as which life I wanted her to choose. This time, it took me a bit.
⏳ Once I knew which path I was rooting for, I struggled with the fact that she had romantic involvement in more than one. That felt so weird to me, almost like a love triangle (which I really don't care for either). In the end, it became clear that the path she was going to choose really was best for her...but it wasn't the one I was rooting for! 😢
⏳ This was a fun read, but I didn't find myself reading with the same anticipation as the first book. I found myself often frustrated with the decision making of the main character as well and the paths started to feel a bit boring to me until some major historical events took place. I wish I felt differently, and honestly, I think if I had been able to read this quicker, I wouldn't have been as bored. I have such small windows in which I'm able to read these days, it just takes me forever to get through an entire book 😂 So maybe the fact that I was reading the same chapter for a week fed into that. lol
⏳ Anyway, no content warnings here, I'm so curious if there will be a third book in the series! Anyone else feel underwhelmed in comparison to When the Day Comes?

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Book Review /More Than a Review: In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer

Violence: 1/5
Sexual Content: 1/5
Profanity: 0/5
Alcohol Use: 1/5

In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer is a heartwarming historical fiction novel that transports readers to a bygone era filled with hope, resilience, and love. Set against the backdrop of the early 20th century, the story follows the lives of two individuals, Stella and Montgomery, as they navigate personal challenges and find solace in unexpected ways.

When it comes to violence, In This Moment maintains a relatively low level of intensity. While there are instances of conflict and tension, the author approaches them with a gentle touch. The focus of the story is more on the characters' emotional journeys rather than on physical altercations or graphic depictions of violence. Readers looking for a book with minimal violence will find this aspect of the story suitable.

Sexual content in this novel is also kept at a moderate level. The romantic relationships portrayed are tender and heartfelt, with a focus on emotional connection rather than explicit scenes. The author crafts romantic moments with subtlety, allowing readers to engage in the characters' blossoming love without excessive sexual detail. This makes the book appropriate for those seeking a romance novel with a sweeter and more innocent tone.

Profanity is infrequent in In This Moment. The author chooses to maintain a clean and respectful language style throughout the book. The characters' dialogues are free from excessive or offensive language, making it an ideal choice for readers who prefer books with minimal profanity.

Alcohol use is depicted to a moderate extent in this novel, reflective of the time period in which it is set. Characters are occasionally shown consuming alcohol in social settings, but excessive or harmful drinking is not glorified. The author handles alcohol use in a realistic manner, without overly romanticizing or condemning it.

Overall, In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer is a beautifully written historical fiction novel that transports readers to a simpler time and explores themes of love, resilience, and personal growth. With its mild levels of violence, moderate sexual content, minimal profanity, and realistic portrayal of alcohol use, the book caters to readers who appreciate a heartfelt and gentle story.

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I absolutely loved this book! It was definitely a page turner.
Very well written and a super engaging storyline!
I love the historical aspects portrayed in 3 different eras that were so devastating for our country.
The romance was very clean with a bit of kissing.
The connection and attraction between the main characters was done very well (for all of them...)
Lots of suspense!
No bad language - which I appreciate.
The faith in God element is a little on the weak side to begin with, but does increase after a while, as Margaret grows in her relationship with God while dealing with extremely hard circumstances.
The faith element is also not done in a preachy way, but in a gentle and foundational way of focusing on trusting that God loves us and has a plan for each one of us.
I did not read the first book yet, but I will be right away!
I think that there are things explained in the first book in this series about the time-crossing premise that may have helped a bit in understanding the second one better, but the author does a great job of bringing certain things into this book from the first one. So really I didn't struggle much overall, but I do recommend reading the first book first!
I am thankful to NetGalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
I am not required to leave a good review. All opinions stated are my own!
I definitely highly recommend this book!
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A beautifully written novel which explores the complexity of the element called time.
Set in the backdrop of three different periods in American history, Gabrielle Meyer’s in This Moment is a story that has challenged my understanding of time. Not only that but has given me a deeper knowledge and appreciation of three pivotal period in American history, the Civil war, the Pearl harbour attack, and the September 11th attack.
Margaret, a young woman living in three periods of history, 1861, 1941 and 2001 must make a difficult decision of choosing one period to live in and forfeiting the others. Things are further complicated when she meets three different men at each era that she is living in. I kept on wondering which time Margaret was going choose throughout reading this novel and I was not disappointed in the end. The characters of this novel are well developed and likeable making one empathize with Margaret on making such a monumental decision. This novel explores the themes of trust, faith and love which makes this novel a must read for those struggling with trust and faith in God.
For those interested in reading something different that mixes love, faith, and dual time perfectly, this novel is worth looking at.
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of Bethany House through NetGalley and Interviews & Reviews.

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As soon as I saw this book, I wanted to read it. Time travel with a twist? I'm in. So I promptly bought the first book When The Day Comes, and I loved it! And you know what, I loved this second book in the series even more. If there is a third book, based on the ending of this one, I know it's going to be even better, because, with each new book, the author adds a new element to the time travel plot. In case you're wondering, each book is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhanger endings.

Having read a lot of time travel novels, I found this one to be quite original. The main character Maggie simultaneously lives three different lives in three different time periods. She falls asleep in one time period and wakes up in another, but only until she turns 21 at which time she will choose which time period to continue her life for the rest of her days. This adds an element of suspense to the story because we become so invested in all three of her lives that we wonder how she will choose when she has so much to lose in her other lives! I loved this fantastical element of the story.

I must applaud the author for skillfully writing about Maggie's life in each time period with all the challenges Maggie faced. What impressed me was how in each time period, Maggie is authentically herself, yet also a woman of that particular era, understanding the societal expectations and what is to come because of her foreknowledge of the future, yet not being able to change history. There aren't many books that surprise me in the historical fiction genre but in both books, I was surprised at the strong emotions I felt and at the twist in the endings. So well done.

If you like time travel, time-slip, and time-crossing novels, with strong characterization, unpredictable plots, and good historical settings, this one adds novelty to this popular genre. Highly recommended for a fun satisfying read.

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In This Moment is the second book in a series. It can be read as a stand alone. Some of the lessons on life in multiple streams of time are set up in book one, which is called When The Day Comes, but the author gives you enough information that you can start with In This Moment.

I will say right off the bat that this series is not for the sensitive reader and it is not a light, feel-good type of time travel book. I found book one to be more than I expected, with some traumatic situations, (including abuse by a husband) that made it very difficult to read. Book two was less traumatic, but still not an easy read, which you can probably guess by the years the main character inhabits.

That said, if you can read past the intensity of the scenarios, the book is well written and the creativity of the author is evident in the way she tells the story and explains the impact of time and life experience on Maggie’s story. The intersection of choice and circumstance is developed, as it is how we live and what we choose, no matter what is happening around us, that is the true defining factor of our lives.

In This Moment will appeal to history buffs and those who resonate with the challenge of living well in the midst of hard times and difficult choices.

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I have much to say about this book however I don’t want to spoil anything. This book is the second in a series of time traveling heroines! Maggie is the daughter of a time crosser and wakes up in three different time periods, 1861, 1941 and 2001! All of these time periods are major events in the United States. I can’t imagine living through them all, having lived through one of them. However Maggie experiences them all. The author does an amazing job writing about them and the emotions that go along with it as Maggie must decide which time period she remains in by ber 21st birthday! Gabrielle Meyer, Author has written a creative, informative, emotional, romantic, clean series that I would definitely recommend!

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I loved the first book in Gabrielle Meyer’s Timeless series, When Tomorrow Comes. When I learned that book 2, In This Moment was available, I jumped at the chance to read it. The books are part historical fiction, part romance, and part time-travel, which the author has wonderfully wrapped up in an intriguing read that I just could not put down! Book 2 features the first person voice of Margaret/Maggie,/Meg, daughter of main character Libby from book 1. Maggie has not just two paths to live but three. As her twenty-first birthday approaches Maggie must decide if she will stay in 1861, 1941, or 2001. I am not going to elaborate on the rules of time-crossing — that’s part of the fun of the novel — but will say that Maggie is aware of the importance of two of her paths. Only the reader knows what she will encounter in 2001. The history in this book is fabulous. If that was all there was to her story it would be enough, but Meyer introduces romance too! But that’s not all. Maggie knows she has a purpose for her life; she just needs to decide which time period best fulfills her desires and God’s will. I know this sounds really complicated, but the narrative flows effortlessly. I never was confused by the time period change — Maggie is Maggie in each era. There are twists and turns galore which Maggie faces with fear, doubts, grief, hope, and faith — everything a non-time-crossing person faces in life. 😉 I approved of Maggie’s choice, and loved how Meyer wrapped it all up. There’s a teaser at the end that sets up book 3. Can. Not. Wait!

Don’t be daunted by the time travel aspect of In This Moment. It all comes together in wonderful ways that will keeping you thinking about this book for a long time. Get a reading buddy or two and settle in for some riveting reading.

Very Highly Recommended.

Great for Book Clubs.

Audience: Adults and Older Teenagers.

(Thanks to Bethany House for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer is an incredible work of fiction that readers are guaranteed to love. Maggie is born to time-crossing parents and lives each day in three different paths, in 1861, in 1941, and 2001. This time-crossing novel will appeal to a wide range of readers, with storylines taking place during the Civil War, the attacks at Pearl Harbor, and the 9/11 attacks.

After the completely unexpected plot twist in When the Day Comes (book one), I did not know how the author could top that ending. However, Gabrielle Meyer continues to amaze me with her creative storylines and strong character development. As Maggie struggled with making her decision of which path to remain in as her 21st birthday approached, I was just as undecided as Maggie was. Any of the three paths seemed like they could be the "right" decision for her, with a handsome suitor in each path to make her choice even more difficult. As Gabrielle Meyer masterfully revealed the ending, everything fell into place perfectly, and I knew that Maggie ended up exactly where she was meant to be.

In This Moment is highly recommended for fans of time-crossing novels and historical romance. Now I cannot wait to read book three in the series when it releases in May 2024.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

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