First Line Friday — In This Moment

12 May

Happy Friday! I am so excited to begin this week’s First Line Friday selection — In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer. I read the first book in the series, When The Day Comes, and was blown away by the unique story, the fascinating historical settings, and the characters that captured my reading heart! If you haven’t read book 1 yet, get it and this book too. You won’t be sorry.

Here’s the first line:

Most days, I could pretend that my life was normal.

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?

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

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4 Responses to “First Line Friday — In This Moment”

  1. Cindy Davis May 12, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    I hope you enjoy this one! Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Paula Shreckhise May 12, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

    In This Moment was Phenomenal!
    July 15, 1881
    Jacci Reed’s mother shook her awake, then put her fingers lightly over Jacci’s lips.
    From In the Shadow of the River by Ann Gabhart.

  3. Nicole Santana May 12, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Fraser by Susan May Warren. It’s pretty good!
    “All her training, all her years of keeping her focus…And she’d simply abandoned it all in one blinding moment.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  4. Danielle Grandinetti May 14, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    I just finished When the Day Comes so I can read this one! The first line is: “Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5, 1774, For as long as I could remember, my mama had told me that my life was a gift.” Have a great week!

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