Thursday, January 27, 2011
~Lady in Waiting~ Book Review
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.
* I really enjoyed reading this storyline even though it has nothing to do with the Amish and some parts are even in a different time period. From the moment Jane finds the ring you are drawn in and wondering if it truly belongs to Lady Jane. The details are so clear that you feel like you are standing in the room along with Jane or even Lady Jane. I was sorry to see this book end and I wish the author had expanded on the healing relationship between Jane and her Husband.*
This book was given to me to read and review by the kind waterbrookmultomah group. All opinions are my own.