Book Review: Lady in Waiting

51KBq-rQerL._SY346_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_Title: Lady in Waiting

Author: 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,  Brad, 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.

My Review:
I like reading books that can take you back in time and make you feel as though you were right there witnessing everything as it happens. Stories that move back and forth between the book’s present time and the past intrigue me. It’s not just a story about two Janes, one in present day Manhattan and the other in historical Tudor times, it’s about learning that you have more control over your own lives and destinies than you may have originally thought.
If you’re a fan of  Tudor history retold – television, movies and books, it’s will be a nice addition to your library.

*I received a copy of this book to review from Blogging for Books (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing), but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed here are my own.*

 

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