Lady in Waiting is an intriguing book that follows the story of two Janes – Jane Lindsay, a woman in her early 40s in the present day, and another young teenage girl, Lady Jane Grey from the 16th century.
Jane Lindsay finds a ring in a shipment from a “jumble” sale for her antique store that was hidden in an old book. Feeling a connection with the ring with an inscription to “Jane,” she begins to do research to find the origin of the ring, but during her journey, she also finds answers to her own present-day struggles.
Both Janes experienced life-changing events in their lives, and this book chronicles each story, moving back and forth with ease and with an energy that keeps you reading to find out what happens next.
I appreciated this novel for two reasons – it was refreshing to read a story about a woman who was the same age category as me, experiencing the same feelings and struggles that I had experienced. The bonus was to read some historical fiction based on a period that has always interested me.
This was the first reading experience I’ve had with author Susan Meissner, and it surely won’t be the last. A great weekend read!
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