Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner
The only complaint I have is that I wanted more of both stories!! I wasn’t too sure about the connection between the two tales, other than the ring, of course. However, Mrs. Meissner crafted two wonderful stories where one was truly needed by a character in the other, as you will see when you read Lady in Waiting. Mrs. Meissner brought to life two totally different times with completely different characters even though there were two accounts of “Jane” sharing the space of a single novel. Because she did that so well, I am looking forward to reading another book of hers, in which she uses a full novel to tell just one story. As you can tell, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read!
I loved following Lucy in the sixteenth-century and craved a friend like her. Also, my heart went out to the Jane in that story. However, I felt like I could connect more to the Jane in modern Manhattan. My favorite quote from the book is said concerning Jane’s marriage by her mom, “You don’t give up on someone just because that person is unhappy. And you don’t let them give up on you.”
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