Now this is a good book. A really good book. Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner follows two Janes and tells two different stories that tie together because of a ring. The first Jane is in modern day Manhattan. She is an antique dealer with pushy parents and a husband who has left her to "find himself". She has allowed everyone to make all of her decisions for her throughout her life. The second Jane is from the 1550's England. She is of noble birth, with pushy parents and her husband will be chosen for what he can provide for her parents. She has had all her decisions made for her throughout her life as well, tho not entirely willingly. The ring is originally owned by the 1550 Jane and tells the story of how she got the ring and what happened to her. The ring is bought by the Manhattan Jane and tells the story of what she will do with her wayward husband and the rest of her life. Both women decide to make their own decisions and deal with the consiquences.
This is one of those books that you don't want to go to bed at night because that means you will have to stop reading. It is well written, it is not far fetched. Tho fiction it is a work of "what if". This book will make you reconcider antiques and the story behind them. This book was free to me from Waterbrookmultnomah.com.