Coronation of Glory by Deborah Meroff
In this book, Deborah Meroff tells the story of Lady Jane Grey. It is given as Jane Grey’s first-person account, reading somewhat like a journal. Jane was the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk, who were rather ambitious for power and supremacy. They determined Jane’s marriage, against her will, and as her life went on Jane found it increasingly difficult to comply with their decisions. As the oldest child to such high nobility, Jane discovered that she had no choice in much of anything, but had to act in the best interest of her power-loving family. Through her struggles, she found hope and strength in Christ, and held to her faith even to the last.
I enjoyed this book because Meroff does an excellent job of combining the historical and political facts necessary to tell the story with lots of “live” scenes containing vivid imagery, making the book entertaining and informative at the same time.
Review written by:
B., age 16