Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

After two decades plus of marriage, Jane Lindsay assumed she and her husband Brad would always be a couple. Thus when Brad walks out on her to move from Manhattan to Manchester, New Hampshire, she is stunned as she never even remotely saw it coming. With their son away at school, Jane struggles with the end of her emotionally comfortable life.

At her East Village antique shop, amidst a box filled with alleged relics sent by her English friend Emma Downing, Jane finds an old ring. On the inner band is etched a phrase in Latin with one English word: Jane. With a need to know more about the ring that came from a British estate sale, she investigates who the original Jane was. She soon learns about sixteenth-century dressmaker Lucy Day who worked for ill-fated innocent Lady Jane Grey; at a time when the country`s tumultuous divide placed her in the deadly middle. Connected by the ring and their first name, Lady Jane and Manhattan Jane have more control over what they want out of their lives than either originally had thought.

Susan Meissner has a great website with info about her, her books, writers, readers, etc. You'll want to go visit her site.

I've read several of Susan's books. Picket Fences is the only one I have reviewed. I believe I won Shape of Mercy, which is why there is no review for it. This was one of my favorites. I read this book in a day; it was just so good I had a hard time putting it down. I could really relate to Jane, the antique shop owner, which is probably one reason I enjoyed the book so much. I was fascinated with Lady Jane's story and the history surrounding the era. Who knew royalty had their own tailors and dressmakers?

I would highly recommend this book. If you like to read fiction (and especially historical fiction), then no doubt you'll enjoy this book.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or any other retailer who sells Christian fiction.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. It was my privilege.


Anonymous said...

So happy I found your blog! Im currently discovering my faith and have been searching for new books to help guide me :) Really looking forward to getting some of the ones you've recommended.