Mar 1, 2011

"Lady in Waiting" by Susan Meissner (Review)

 My Review

I was not a fan of this book.  I like a book that has an ending to the story where we don't have to imagine what happened to any of the main characters.  I did not get the closure I needed with this book and it left me wishing I could create a different ending.

This book is based on a Jane from the modern times whose husband declared that he doesn't want to be married right now so Jane fights here feelings the entire book.  She also learns more about herself as she is talking to a therapist.  Jane from the early 1800s is not in control of her love life or her own destiny.  Both Janes have to fight for the things they want most in life and we only know one of the Janes outcomes at the end of the story.

I wouldn't recommend reading this unless you don't mind an ending that won't answer your questions.

The one good thing about this book was that both Janes do learn a lot about themselves through the book.  They both face challenges that they have to overcome.

More information from Publishers

Read the first four chapters of "Lady In Waiting" 

"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."

You can buy this book at Amazon, ChristianBooks, and many other bookstores.

Have you read this book?  If so, do you agree or disagree with my review.


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