Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lady in Waiting Book Review: A Tale of Two Janes

Lady in Waiting: A Novel

Jane runs a family antique shop in New York, loves old things, and after 22 years of marriage now finds herself alone because her husband (Brad) needed some “space”. As she is coping with Brad’s abandonment and the possible end of her marriage, she finds a treasure hidden in the spine of an old book. It’s a ring, and not just any ring! It’s pre-Elizabethan and has a Latin inscription in it which includes one word she instantly recognizes—Jane. As present day Jane works through the problems in her life, she seeks to discover what became of Jane and the man who gave her this ring.

My Thoughts:
I’ll be honest, when I first picked up this book I wasn’t 100% sure that I was going to like it. I do love historical fiction—especially romance—so it did have that going for it. This is the first book by Susan Meissner that I have ever read. I wasn’t sure about reading a book that centered around possible romantic tragedy but the story telling and the plot were fantastic! They drew me in quickly and kept me entranced until the very end. I highly recommend Lady in Waiting, and it has inspired me to read more of Susan Meissner's work. Lady in Waiting is an engaging and rich story about two Jane’s and how their stories intertwine. Don’t miss out on this amazing book! And believe me, you’ll want to find out how it ends…

I give Lady in Waiting five stars and recommend you buy it immediately! :)

See Other Works by Susan Meissner

The Shape of Mercy: A NovelWhite Picket Fences: A Novel  Blue Heart BlessedA Seahorse in the Thames  The Remedy for Regret  In All Deep Places

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


  1. you are right i do want to read this book!

  2. Liz, I knew you would want to read it. You can borrow it from me next time you come home.

  3. You know what? This sounds wonderful and exactly like the sort of book I enjoy! I so appreciate that you do book reviews here...I am an AVID reader but it isn't always easy getting new material to read! I will read this one and then take a look at your other reviews for some more ideas!

    Hope you are having a blessed day!

  4. I started doing book reviews after joining booksneeze which is a program put on by Thomas Nelson publishing. They send out free copies of books to bloggers who post reviews about them on their blogs. I also found out Multnomah has a similar program called blogging for books. It's a low price way to satisfy my reading cravings. You should check it out.

  5. AHHHH! WHAT??!! Free books?? I'm drooling at the thought! :) My goodness, seriously I am a huge geek but nothing excites me more.:)

    By the way, I ordered this book off amazon today and will let you know what I think (if you're interested:) after it arrives and I read it!

    Do you think that program would send books overseas though?

    Hope you have a lovely day!

  6. I'm not sure if they send overseas or not but it's something you could always check out I guess. Yes, definitely let me know what you think about the book. I don't think that you will be disappointed.

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