Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner
Goodreads Summery: 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the story of two Jane’s. One from present day and one from the sixteenth-century. Present day Jane is going through a rough spot in her marriage and is trying to figure out what when wrong and how to move forward. Jane from the 1600’s is set to be married to someone she does not love but has to marry. The story is set around a ring that present day Jane finds and she sets out to find out its past history.
This book has been sitting on my desk now for way to long. This is my first review book I have not been able to finish. I tried but I just could not get into it. I just did not find the story line overly interesting. I even read the last chapter trying to spark my interest to read it all but in the end its been on my desk collecting dust.
I think my problem was I could not connect with the characters. sixteen’s century is not an era I really enjoy reading and that plus the fact that the story of this young lady was just so sad. Present day Jane was pretty depressed and it focused on her husband leaving her and how she was trying to cope. Again I just could not get into the story I tried.
The author is a good writer she did a great job with the details of the 1600’s and explained why certain things where happening which was nice. I also felt she did a good job jumping back and forth between the two stories it fit together very well.
If you like reading about that era then you may like this book but it just was not for me.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers, to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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