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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
"The Wooing of Jane Grey" by C.E. Hilbert is a pure and wonderful love story. Jane Grey had it all: a good job, good life, proper church life, loving parents, two sisters and a best friend. But she was thirty-ish and wanted something more from life. Enter a chance meeting with Paul Wade, a man she literally runs into in an office lobby. Jane and Paul feel an immediate attraction towards each other. He is a lawyer, a man who believes in God, the perfect man for Jane. Millie, the best friend, has been introduced to Lindy Barrett, the hockey player Jane has had a crush on since her college days, when her dorm was decorated in Lindy posters. The girls are invited to a charity dinner and Jane spends the evening sitting with her hero. The two become quick friends. Paul very quickly falls in love and shares his feelings openly with Jane. Lindy coming off of a recent break-up tries hard to keep the flames down to a special friend level. Jane is torn between the two men understanding who the right choice is and who the one is that makes her heart skip beats.
"The Wooing of Jane Grey" is a book that will make you smile and feel good. It is impossible not to feel all of Jane’s emotions, both good and bad. I couldn’t help but wish I had a best friend like Millie. Paul and Lindy were both special men and I found myself rooting for them both at several places in the story, though being a hockey fanatic I did lean toward Lindy for the most part. Hilbert brought me into the book and left me with a warm and fuzzy smile at the conclusion of the story. This is a sure five star book in the romance category that women of all ages will enjoy. I would love to see it turned into a movie. "The Wooing of Jane Grey" is a winner.