When I first received the book “Lady in Waiting” I was hesitant to being it. I had recently finished a heart-pounding thriller of a book and found myself looking at this book and wishing I’d chosen something with a little more action. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the book held my attention and kept me interested in finding out how each piece of these two women’s lives wove together. I will admit that a story tying the present tense to the medieval time period wasn’t my first choice, but I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author painted the picture of each time period and described the women’s lives in such vivid detail. As I was being taken on a journey through two completely different lives, I found myself feeling the emotions that each of these women were battling with – the angst about the unknown, the “waiting” and the sadness and mourning they that they both were forced to endure through recent events in their lives. Meissner did a fantastic job of weaving similar emotions through both stories, even though times, circumstances and virtually everything else was vastly different.
It was a story of camaraderie and healing and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-written, heart-warming read. This book prompted me to examine the type of legacy I am leaving for generations to follow.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Mulnomah Publishing Group for this review.