Book Review: Lady in Waiting

Lady In Waiting
By
Susan Meissner

     Two stories are intertwined in this beautiful work of fiction.

     When her marriage of 22 years begins to crumble, Jane feels powerless to stop it. One day, while trying to keep herself occupied with work, Jane discovers a centuries old treasure.  This treasure, a beautiful ring in pristine condition, contains an inscription written in Latin as well as word she is very familiar with: Jane. Intrigued by this find, Jane sets out to find the story behind this ring.  As she does so, she also discovers some things about her marriage and the future of her relationship. 

     Lucy Day is a sixteenth-century dressmaker, eventually for Lady Jane Grey. Through her service, Lucy becomes a confidant to Lady Jane as well. Through Lucy’s eyes, we see the story of a young girl used as a political pawn, married off to someone her parents feel will advance their position rather than to someone she truly loves.

     Lady in Waiting tells the captivating story of two ladies named Jane and how a single ring affected both of their lives.

     This book was very well written and I enjoyed every page of it; I found myself staying up way past my bedtime to continue reading it. The author does a great job of really hooking the reader into the story, jumping from one character’s life to the next just as things start to get interesting.  I loved being able to immerse myself into the lives of sixteenth-century nobility.  I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fiction, both modern day and historical. I can’t wait to add more novels by Susan Meissner to my bookshelves.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.

Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

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