Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Love is a choice you make every day.

Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him, or 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 influence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO : Waterbrook Press, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307458834
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 21 cm.


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Oct 26, 2020

I loved this book! Extremely interesting. Very brilliant how the author juggles the past with the present and how she intertwined the two. Great character development. Encouraged me to do more research on Lady Jane Grey and her fate. How evil relations and nobles can be when seeking power and prestige. Highly recommend this book!

Mar 30, 2017

The more I learn about Lady Jane Grey, the more I marvel at the level of maturity and resolve she demonstrated when imprisoned in the Tower of London. This is not an academic work, but does correlate with many of the facts I have gleaned from other sources.

The storytelling was beautifully done and the balance between the modern Jane and Tudor Jane's time was just right. Using the ring as the link between the two stories was a touching reminder of the choices that were made for Tudor Jane while giving modern Jane the strength to make her own choices. My one disappointment with the book was the way the story was told at the end with a series of letters -- it was difficult for my linear brain to follow.

What I appreciate about Susan Meissner is her steadfast faith that is evident without being preachy. I am reminded of God's providence in her books and look forward to reading more of them.

HRDR Dec 23, 2011

A nice blend of historical and modern fiction. Well written. Faith-filled without being trite.

Feb 05, 2011

A wonderful novel about two women, both named Jane, and how a ring had intertwined their lives. An encouraging novel about our lives could change even with our smallest choices in the midst of our sense of powerlessness.

Dec 31, 2010

Good book for Christian fiction - wasn't preachy. Liked the historical and fictional info on Lady Jane Grey. Always thought she was an adult when she was beheaded, not a child.

Nov 20, 2010

great read

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