eK-3zmjBImBHOZjRJYEZVBw4ZWs Shaky Mommy: Book Review: Lady In Waiting by Susan Meissner

Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Review: Lady In Waiting by Susan Meissner

Lady in Waiting: A Novel

After Jane’s husband unexpectedly leaves her after 20+ years of marriage, she is left stunned by the sudden change in her life circumstances. When a centuries old ring bearing her name finds its way to her antique shop, Jane feels an instant kinship with the ring’s original owner and sets out to trace the ring’s history. This book seamlessly moves back and forth between the story of the modern day Jane and the historical Jane. When I received the book, I wasn’t sure I would like the dual story aspect, but it really made the entire book more interesting. The transitions are well thought out and do not leave the reader confused. Both stories are intriguing and compelling. The characters are rich and engaging and really drew me in. I finished it in less than 24 hours.

Both Janes seem to be victims of their circumstances and appear to have little say over the direction of their lives, but in the end each realizes that she does have control over her own decisions. The book promotes a message that each of us shapes our life by our decisions and our choices, which are ours alone to make. I thoroughly enjoyed Meissner’s style of writing and the way she developed her characters. You can order Lady in Waiting on Amazon for $11.19.

I will definitely be ordering some of Meissner's other books. My first to order will be The Shape of Mercy, which seems to have great reviews on Amazon

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


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  3. Oooh sounds like a good book! I'm always looking for a new good book to read. Thanks for the review. And thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

    What's your favorite book?

  4. Another good book by Susan Meissner is The Shape of Mercy (just finished that one last night).

    To try to answer the question about my favorite book...that's hard! I love so many books. My favorite authors are Ted Dekker and Brock & Bodie Thoene (I love their historical novels set during WWII).

    I also like Healing Stones and Healing Waters by Nancy Rue and Steven Arterburn.


  5. This was really a great book. :) And The Shape of Mercy was even better in my opinion - I LOVED it! Great review!