Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blogging For Books, Jumping on the Bandwagon

Hey there friends!

Laree recently posted a review on a book she received for free from the Blogging for Books Program.  Being a poor newlywed who LOVES new books, (Not just reading them, but owning them) I decided this was the perfect program for me.  So, without further adieu, here is my review.

Lady In Waiting
By Susan Meissner
Lady in Waiting - Susan Meissner

This book was exactly in my genre of "I LOVE YOU" books.  The story is about a woman named Jane who owns an antique shop.  One day, hidden in a shipment of other things she finds a ring inscribed with her name.
*Time Travel To The Past*  We then get to meet Lady Jane Grey.  Now, I don't know a lot about history, but she was a real ruler in England way back in the day.  We followed her life from the view of her seamstress, Lucy.  Learning how each of the Jane's progressed in their lives was quite the enjoyable experience.  Susan Meissner is very skilled in keeping the reader's attention.  Every time I would be completely entranced with Modern Jane's story, I would be dragged back in time to Historical Jane.  Then when I was just as interested in her story, BAM back to the future.

Really, read this book.  I loved learning about their lives.  The story was compelling, and beautiful.  As the events unfolded my emotions were surprisingly close.  This is the beauty of the book.

My one complaint, I felt that at the beginning of each time travel, Susan Meissner spent a lot of time describing the setting.  Almost a little too much description.  Luckily, after a few paragraphs the details would become less laborious to get through.  But, really, go get this book.  It was wonderful!

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


Grandma Nelson said...

You sold me, even though I'm kind of stressed by the jumping back and forth stuff.

Laree said...

No way! I totally have had this book on my cedar chest for a week now, just wating for me to get off my duff and review it too!

I guess great minds think alike!

Laree said...

sorry! I mean WAITING!