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The Romanov Bride-By Robert Alexander

Let me start off my saying I am obsessed with this part of Russian History. In college I was privileged enough to take a course that was only about the rise and fall of Tsar Nicolas and his family. Although Alexander's book "The Kitchen Boy" is in my pile of to be read books, this was a Christmas gift that caught my attention and moved quickly to the top of the pile. I loved the book from beginning to end and can honestly say I might need to add to my Robert Alexander collection.

What I liked about this book was that there was just enough back story for those who might not know Russian history (or in my case forgotten it). This is a lovely story telling the tales of both a Romanov woman (Grand Duchess Ella) and a Revolutionary (Pavel). It is a great showing of how these two people lived in juxtaposition in Revolutionary Russia. I was very fascinated by the details of Ella's life and how after her husband's tragic death she went on to a life of service. I was also drawn to the inner turmoil that she felt as a character about her families inability to change and make headway in this harsh period of Russian History. Although I won't go into detail for those who hope to read this some day, the ending in which these two characters are intimately tied forever was amazing.

Again, this was a lovely book with just enough drama and history to keep me sucked in to the very last word. I can't wait to finish a few more books and get to my next Robert Alexander book.

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  1. Hey girl! Thank you soooooo much for this book/author recommendation. I have never heard of this series, but now I must read it-- I was a Russian History major, with a focus on 1863-1917-- so this is right up my alley!

    And guess what? You're the winner of my Clouds & Stars Crib Bedding giveaway! The post announcing your big win (and this week's baby-themed giveaway!) posts around 4pm on the east coast... but I wanted to give you a heads up.

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  2. Mammatalk Says:

    Sounds like a keeper. I love historical fiction.

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