LADY IN WAITING
Meissner has an ability to mesh a present-day story with a parallel one in the past, creating a fascinating look at two lives where each tale is enhanced by the other. Intricately detailed characters make for a truly delightful novel.
Jane Lindsay is stunned when her husband of 22 years packs up and says he wants a break from their marriage. She finds an antique ring inscribed with the name “Jane” among some items at the store she manages, and sets out to discover more about its owner. She’s astounded when she learns more about herself in the process. In the 16th century, Lady Jane Grey becomes entangled in political scheming that leaves no room for love and marriage. Can these two women, at different times in history, discover their destinies in life? (WATERBROOK, Sep., 352 pp., $13.99)