Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lady In Waiting by Susan Meissner GIVEAWAY

Lady In Waiting Lady in Waiting
by Susan Meissner
ISBN: 9780307458834
Publisher: WaterBrook Press


About the Book:


Love is a choice you make every day.

Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay had never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure.

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. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself.


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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.

As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more infl uence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.


My Review


If you have not read a Susan Meissner book you are missing out! I have read 3 of her books and have loved each of them! This one will probably be in my top 5 books of 2010. I was so enraptured with the story! I was even crying at one part I was so taken with the character’s lives!


We meet Jane who has just separated from her husband, sort of. He needs a break. Jane is floundering because she is so used to someone making all the decisions in her life. First her parents, then her husband. Then she receives a box from a gal in England who sends her antiques for her aunt’s shop. Inside one of the books she finds a treasure linked to the past.


Lucy becomes a seamstress for Lady Jane, who is only 11 yrs old. Lucy is only a few years older than her. Lady Jane and Lucy develop a sweet relationship that is held secret because Lucy is the hired help. Lucy spends her life sewing for Lady Jane and in a way grow up together. Lady Jane spends her life being tossed around like a rag doll because everyone around her makes her decisions for her as well.


This is what a love about Susan’s books. She goes back and forth seamlessly from the present and the past. She creates these characters we come to care about and hope for. We can see what’s coming and makes us want to rewrite history so it doesn’t happen all over again. It’s an interesting format for a book, but one I love tremendously and find Susan has a gift for this type of writing.


About the Author


83586_meissner_susan Susan Meissner has spent her lifetime as a writer, starting with her first poem at the age of four. She is the award-winning author of The Shape of Mercy, White Picket Fences, and many other novels. When she’s not writing, she directs the small groups and connection ministries at her San Diego church. She and her pastor husband are the parents of four young adults. Visit her Web site at http://www.susanmeissner.com/.


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Required: Tell me what one book you are looking forward to reading this year.


Giveaway open to US residents only 18 yrs or older. Please leave your email in the required entry or have it available in your profile. No email/contact = No entry. Giveaway ends 2/20/11 at 11:59 PST. Winner has 48 hours to respond.


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I’d like to thank WaterBrook Multnomah and Susan Meissner for sending my copy for review. I will be giving away one of my copies.

33 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I want to read The Confession by John Grisham

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I am looking forward to reading the first book in the Bailey Flannagan series by Karen Kingsbury (Leaving).

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I would love to read 'Madame Tussuad'.


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Charlotte Kay said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!
I would love to win!
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lgm52 said...

I think this one would be a good one to have on my TBR list for this year!
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Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I tend not to 'look forward' to books as much as decide I want to read them when the show up in a search through a library catalog, but I really do want to pick of a copy of The Pioneer Women's Black Heels, which I think is out now... must go shopping! :) My sister also just gave me a copy of Curtis Sittenfeld's (Prep) American Wives. I have a few books from the library that I need to finish first, because those have to go back, but I am looking forward to that one... my sister really liked it!

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Sandee61 said...

I'm looking forward to reading "Angel Sister" by Ann Gabhart. And many others! Thank you for the entry.

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I'm an email subscriber, and enjoy your blog very much. Thanks for the entry.

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Mama Zen said...

There's a book called Trail of Ink that I'm looking forward to reading.

Renee G said...

I am looking forward to reading Amish Love.
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Lady DragonKeeper said...

Wow, I have so many books to look forward to in 2011! A couple of them are "A Heart Revealed" by Julie Lessman and a yet to be titled medieval romance by Melanie Dickerson (she wrote "The Healer's Apprentice" last year, great debut).

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Annette W. said...

HMM...I am doing lots of reading this year, but the most valuable read will be reading through the Bible. I'm also looking forward to more Maud Hart Lovelace!
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apple blossom said...

I look forward to reading People of the Book by Kathi Macias

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Latoshia said...

I'm looking forward to reading the Scarlet Pimpernel. hpb157@yahoo.com

Jordan said...

I'm looking forward to reading Leaving by Karen Kingsbury and A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason.

I would love this book!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Wow! Your post just found it's way to my feed reader -- three days after the giveaway ended :(

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