Jane lives in modern day New York City. After twenty-two years of marriage and motherhood, she finds herself alone and searching for answers about her life. Lady Jane lived in sixteenth century England. In an ever-changing political climate full of power plays and conflicts, she found herself questioning her purpose and place. The discovery of a ring in Jane’s New York antique shop unites the two women together and parallels their stories.
I had never read any of Susan Meissner’s books before Lady in Waiting, but I will DEFINITELY be reading more of her books in the future. She shifted from one story arc — Jane in New York — to the next — Jane in England — effortlessly, building such great depth of character and richness of plot with each episode. I found myself groaning when she’d switch from one story to the next because they were both so great that I didn’t want to stop reading! I’ve never enjoyed much historical fiction, but I very thoroughly enjoyed the historical aspects to this story. The ending was in no way cheesy or contrived, and it all felt very real to life. What an enjoyable read!
Many thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed are mine entirely.