Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting

Large Print - 2010
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Every major decision in Jane Lindsay's life has been made for her. When her husband becomes disillusioned with their marriage and moves out, Jane simply waits for him to decide if they have a future together.

While her regrets clash with the fragile hope of reconciliation, Jane finds an ancient betrothal ring engraved with her own name and concealed in a sixteenth-century prayer book. Jane comes to believe that the ring once belonged to Lady Jane Grey, the sixteen-year-old girl thrust upon England's throne in 1553 by power-hungry men - only to be abandoned by them, and executed.

As Jane recalls Lady Jane's story, she begins to see the parallels in her own life. Both women are victims of decisions made by others. Suddenly, Jane has a revelation - she is not powerless, and she does have choices...

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Pub., 2010
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 9781602858671
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 415 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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darladoodles
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.

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Cassisa
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.

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abookandacuppa
Jan 08, 2011

Paralleling the lives of Lady Jane Grey and a modern day Jane facing a midlife crisis, this novel provides an entertaining story centered around a betrothal ring.

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Renada_B
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.

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1scamper
Nov 20, 2010

great read

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