Lady in Waiting

September 23rd. 2010

Just finished reading Susan Meissner’s new historical fiction, Lady in Waiting. She’s interwoven two delicate stories of love, choices and resolution between Lady Jane Grey (famously beheaded as one of only three Tudor female rulers) and a contemporary Jane who runs an antique shop in Manhattan. This story resonated with me because of the poignant reminder love is a choice, not an emotional reaction and that even when things look desperate that women make the choices that lead (or not) to their own happiness. I could gush about the brilliant writing and deft handling of heavy emotional content, but its best if you experience it for yourself. Don’t wait for Lady in Waiting.

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