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?

I loved this story! This series is quickly becoming a favorite. I can see myself reading these books again. 

All three time periods were perfectly aligned to cause tension and the historical elements were interesting and thought provoking. This story had the main character making her choice based more on love than book one did, but there were many other factors as well. I felt this book, which is a sequel, had a very different feel to it. The reasons for staying in each time period made it more difficult for her to choose. I kept wondering until the very end if she would be able to choose the life she wanted, or if something would happened to take that choice from her. The end made me eager to read the next book (an entire year away!). 
If you love historical fiction, this book is a must read.


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