Lady in Waiting
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner by follows the stories of two woman separated by hundreds of years but connected by a name, a similarity in what seems like helplessness in their circumstances, and a ring.
Normally, I don't care for stories that follow two plots at the same time, and you flash back and forth. It can feel like I am barely starting to connect when I'm jolted to the parallel story that doesn't interest me as much.
Susan Meissner does a good job building both plots to stand on their own and yet connect in a way that allowed me to see a bigger picture in the theme.
I liked the new twist, it wasn't just someone reading an ancestor's journal.
There is a realistic element--not everyone's story ends perfectly, but there is enough tender hope to make it a pleasant and satisfying read.
I received this book for free, so I am not required to give a favorable review. But I would wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of Woman's fiction and historical fiction.