Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner Love is a choice you make every day.

Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay had never expected to watch her husband,  rad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure.

Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself.
In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.

As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more infl uence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

Roxie’s Review . . . By a unique set of circumstances, the reader is dramatically transported from modern-day Manhattan to 16th century England.  The reader experiences the sadness of a current marriage breakdown to the world of kings, queens, deaths by execution, and the love of a young girl’s life.

This was a very good, very exciting book.  I must say it is one of the best books I have ever read!  It will be hard to follow this one up!

You can get a sneak peek at the first 4 chapters of Lady in Waiting here.

NOTE: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Nice review Roxie! This sounds like a great book, and I'm on the lookout for something good to read! I'm going to look for this one when I get back home!

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