Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogging for Books- Lady in Waiting

Posted by Heather at Friday, December 31, 2010
Like the beautiful tapestries that surely adorned the palace walls described within the book, Lady in Waiting is a richly detailed and beautifully woven story of modern day Jane Lindsey who discovers an antique ring within the binding of an old, dusty prayer book. The ring dates back to pre-Elizabethan era and belonged to the ill-fated Tudor monarch, Jane Grey.

The book flips between the life stories of the two Janes. Jane Lindsey, antique store owner struggling with a crumbling 22-year marriage to Brad and her need to find validation from everybody in her life. Jane Grey, nobility and monarch for nine short days amongst the dark-seeded turmoil of English imperial unrest.

Throughout the novel, each heroine struggles with life themes such as love, love lost, faith, fate. Through the interaction of each Jane and various secondary characters, each leading lady discovers that they are truly the main character in their own lives and that they are presented daily with the task to choose life, to choose love, to choose convictions and principles.

Categorized as historical Christian fiction, Lady in Waiting is anything but the stereotypical staid Christian fiction riddled with outdated and preposterous heroines clinging to archaic values, morals and daily practices. In the style of Anne Tyler, Lady in Waiting is captivating and engaging. Seamlessly written and flowing between the two stories, this novel is a worthy addition to any library.

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


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