Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: A Lady in Waiting

A Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

I found this a wonderful read. It tells the story of two Janes. The first is a modern day Jane who's marriage is on the rocks. It explores what went wrong, what she feels and what she feels she needs to do to 'make it right'. During her exploration of self and marriage she finds a ring with her name engraved on it. It makes for a seque or a story-within-a-story to tell of Lady Jane Grey.

Personally, I preferred the historical side of the story more than the modern side. I like alternate possibilities for historical figures. The modern story was fair in that what Jane was going through could (and probably does) exist. Though, I'm not sure I care for the way she worked out her solution to the problem.

In general a good read. I have to agree with at least one other reviewer, though, in that it's not one for my keeper shelves.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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