Lovely Look into Three Woman's Lives!

Kathy Hilderbrand

4.5 Stars

February 9, 2011

Love is a choice you make every day. This is one of the quotes from Lady in Waiting that just stuck in my head. I received Lady in Waiting for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The story starts off with Jane, a antiques store owner in Manhattan. Jane is currently going though a separation period with her husband Brad.  Susan Meissner is a wizard with words and really pulls you into the story. I felt like I was one of Jane's friends while I was reading the story. Right there to feel her pain and see how lost she was as she ventured down the path of the unknown.

As soon as you feel comfortable with Jane's story, you quickly are pulled into a side story of Jane Grey and her dressmaker Lucy. Their stories start back in England, 1548. We are introduced to the life of noble women back in that time and the life of the simple people. It was lovely to read how Jane and Lucy defied the norm and formed a loving relationship with each other. Susan Meissner ties all three stories together seamlessly. I did enjoy the story and it kept my interest though out the book.

The women are all going though a state in their lives where they are learning who they truly are.  Learning that they control their destiny and happiness. I felt a strong connection to this part of the book when both women realize their power and control over their own lives.

I would recommend this book to any woman or person that loves a good romantic mystery novel. I would state that I wasn't in love with the ending, but that it didn't ruin the whole book for me.