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Content in her comfortable marriage of 22 years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure.

Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one other word: Jane. Feeling instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself.

In the 16th-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.

As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over their lives than they once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

©2010 Susan Meissner (P)2010 Random House

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Superb

I love historical fiction, especially English history and this tale appealed to my romantic side.

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Left me wanting more

Loved the historical back story but the current time storyline left me wanting more. Did the main couple work everything out? It's an ok book.

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enjoyed the history lesson woven into the story. Great perspective on why we do things.

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Really no-one else tried to unlock the box

A weak story with a bad plot, it just went on and on. Samantha Eggar's voice is too old for a young Lucy.

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Exceptional story and reading

Super performance and story you can't put away. I'll listen to more from author and reader.

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Great story!

Loved the two Janes and the connection with the ring. I enjoyed learning more about England during the time of Jane Gray. References to religion and the Book of Common Prayer were meaningful to me.

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