Thursday, November 08, 2012

A good read: Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

I wasn't nearly as productive in my own writing last week as I should have been, and I hold Susan Meissner personally responsible for this dilemma. I spent too much of my "writing time" reading her fabulous novel, Lady in Waiting.

This is the third book of Susan's that I read and loved. Like her other novels I read (The Shape of Mercy and A Sound Among the Trees), Lady in Waiting is set in two time periods with both stories dovetailing nicely into one another.

Here's the description: Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay had never expected to watch her husband walk out the door of their Manhattan home.

Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane.

In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.

Susan's beautiful writing draws you into other worlds. I love that. Go, read, enjoy!


Erin Cataldi said...

This was the first book I ever read, reviewed, and blogged about online. Your review brings back some good memories!

Megan DiMaria said...

Glad I could stir up some pleasant memories, Erin. Thanks for sharing!