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PW REVIEW: Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

09/27/2010 Fiction

Web Exclusive Lady in Waiting

Susan Meissner, WaterBrook, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 9780307458834Veteran author Meissner (White Picket Fences) blends past and present in this compelling novel about making choices. Jane Lindsay never thought she’d be alone, but after her husband leaves her, she must face the reality of her marriage and life choices. One small ring, found in the binding of a book bought at an English rummage sale, changes the course of Jane’s thinking as she researches another Jane, whose name is inscribed in the ring. Readers jump back in time to England after the death of Henry VIII. Lucy Day is ordered to Sudeley Castle, bearing a dress for Lady Jane Grey. Lucy narrates the tale of Lady Jane, [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall

When Hannah dares to love across the boundaries of tradition, will she lose everything?

Click here to download the first chapter of When the Heart Cries now.

Her life among her Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp is faced with questions neither family, nor fiancé, nor even faith can easily answer.

SNEAK PEEK: When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall

Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world has shattered?

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Rejected by those she loves, Hannah seeks refuge in the world outside while family and friends wrestle with the painful truths that emerge in the wake of her disappearance.

SNEAK PEEK: When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?

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Hannah must choose whether to return to the Plain Life of her first love or to embrace the Englischer man who gave her his love and a new family in this conclusion to the Sisters of the Quilt series.



Read the first chapter of Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball.

Can mysterious matchmaking booksellers bring two lonely hearts together in time for Christmas?

When family dynamics are complicated, Christmas doesn’t always feel like the most wonderful time of the year, something Cora Crowder and Simon Derrick understand all too well. But when an expected opportunity for love and forgiveness arrives in the form of two tickets to a Christmas ball Cora and Simon’s holiday season will take a surprising turn.

AWARD: A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

Congratulations to Jane Kirkpatrick, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for A Flickering Light!

The 2010 WILLA Literary Award represents the best of 2009 published literature for women’s stories set in the American West. Women Writing the West is the underwriter and annual presenter of this nationally recognized award.

Chosen by professional librarians, historians, and university affiliated educators, the winning authors and their books will be honored at Rancho de los Caballeros, Wickenburg, AZ, October 15-17, 2010.

Read the first chapter of this award-winning book.

AUTHOR BLOG: Jonathan Rogers

The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers releases on October 5, 2010 and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This hilarious tale of young orphan Grady will make you laugh as he tries to find his identity amidst the shenanigans of life as a charlatan’s boy. This story resides at the intersection of humor and heart-warming and it’s definitely a must read. To get a sneak peek, read a few chapters here. For a chance to win an advanced copy, go to our Facebook or Twitter page and type “I want to read The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers.”

In the meantime, check out the author’s blog,, for amusing anecdotes, book news, “Feechie of the Week”, and more!