. In the wake of the russian revolution, maria rasputin—eldest of the Rasputin children—recounts her infamous father’s final days, building a breathless narrative of intrigue, excess, and conspiracy that reveals the shocking truth of her father’s end and the identity of those who arranged it. What emerges is a nail-biting, richly textured new take on one of history’s most legendary episodes.
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar A Romanov Novel Book 1Penguin Books #ad - Now an ancient russian immigrant, leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs’ brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family. Soon to be a major motion picture starring kristin scott thomas the english patient, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky The Counterfeiters Drawing from decades of work, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, travel, Leonka.
Does he hold the key to the many questions surrounding the family’s murder? Historically vivid and compelling, yet so different, The Kitchen Boy is also a touching portrait of a loving family that was in many ways similar, from any other. Ingenious. Keeps readers guessing through the final pages. Usa today.
The Romanov Bride: A Novel A Romanov Novel Book 3Penguin Books #ad - Her husband, however, rules his wife as he does Moscow-with a cold, hard fist. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia's twilight, The Romanov Bride has the same enduring appeal. The grand duchess elisavyeta's story begins like a fairy tale-a German princess renowned for her beauty and kind heart marries the Grand Duke Sergei of Russia and enters the Romanov's lavish court.
And, after a peaceful demonstration becomes a bloodbath, the fires of the revolution link Elisavyeta's destiny to that of Pavel-a young Bolshevik-forever. The bestselling tale of romanov intrigue from the author of The Kitchen BoyBook groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers.
The Secret Daughter of the Tsar: A Novel of The RomanovsSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Then as veronica's passion intensifies, and her search for the true heir to the throne takes a dangerous turn, the reader learns just how these three vastly different women are connected. A compelling alternate history of the romanov family in which a secret fifth daughter—smuggled out of Russia before the revolution—continues the royal lineage to dramatic consequencesIn her riveting debut novel, Lena, Jennifer Laam seamlessly braids together the stories of three women: Veronica, The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, and Charlotte.
Lena, a servant in the imperial Russian court of 1902, is approached by the desperate Empress Alexandra. Veronica is an aspiring historian living in present-day Los Angeles when she meets a mysterious man who may be heir to the Russian throne. The secret daughter of the Tsar is thrilling from its first intense moments until its final, unexpected conclusion.
As she sets about investigating the legitimacy of his claim through a winding path of romance and deception, the ghosts of her own past begin to haunt her. After conceiving four daughters, the Empress is determined to sire a son and believes Lena can help her. Charlotte, a former ballerina living in World War II occupied Paris, receives a surprise visit from a German officer.
The Secret Daughter of the Tsar: A Novel of The Romanovs #ad - Determined to protect her son from the nazis, Charlotte escapes the city, but not before learning that the officer's interest in her stems from his longstanding obsession with the fate of the Russian monarchy. Once elevated to the romanov's treacherous inner circle, Lena finds herself under the watchful eye of the meddling Dowager Empress Marie.
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the GreatBantam #ad - Readers are treated to a firsthand account of the young princess’s slow ascent to the throne, a path deliciously strewn with discarded lovers and sanguine court intrigues. Minneapolis star-tribune “A brilliant, bold historical novel. This superb biographical epic proves the Tudors don’t have a monopoly on marital scandal, royal intrigue, or feminine triumph.
Booklist starred review. Her name is barbara—in Russian, Varvara. Varvara will become sophie’s confidante—and together the two young women will rise to the pinnacle of absolute power. A majestic and splendidly written tale of pride, passion, intrigue, and deceit that is brought alive from the first page to the last.
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great #ad - Rosalind laker“at the same time baroque and intimate, wildly strange and soulfully familiar, worldly and domestic, The Winter Palace offers a flickering glimpse of history through the gauze of deft entertainment. The washington post “A thrilling point of view. Sophie’s destiny at court is to marry the Empress’s nephew, but she has loftier, more dangerous ambitions.
From award-winning author eva stachniak comes this passionate novel that tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power—as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne. That opportunity arrives in a slender young princess from Zerbst named Sophie, a playful teenager destined to become the indomitable Catherine the Great.
The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria FeodorovnaBallantine Books #ad - Is the powerful story of a mother trying to save her family and an aristocrat fighting to maintain rule in a country of rebellion. Publishers weekly“A twist on the tragic story you’ve heard many times before. Bustle. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache.
Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it. Praise for the Romanov Empress“Timely. From the opulent palaces of St. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Alexandra, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas’s strong-willed wife, whose fervor has led her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin.
The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna #ad - This insightful first-person account of the downfall of the Romanov rule. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. The winds of fortune bring minnie to Russia, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, where she marries the Romanov heir, becomes empress.
Maria’s life as a royal reads like a historical soap opera.
The Tsarina's Legacy: A NovelSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Veronica is both celebrated and chastised. Then. Grigory "grisha" potemkin has had a successful long association with the powerful Empress Catherine of Russia. In jennifer laam's the tsarina's legacy, unexpected connections between Grisha and Veronica are revealed as they struggle to make peace with the ghosts of their past and help secure a better future for themselves and the country they both love.
. Now. When she learns she is the lost heiress to the Romanov throne, Veronica Herrera's life turns upside down. Unfortunately, catherine's much younger new lover, the ambitious Platon Zubov, stands in his way. As her political role comes under fire, Veronica is forced to decide between the glamorous perks of European royalty and staying true to herself.
The Tsarina's Legacy: A Novel #ad - Seeking purpose, veronica agrees to act as an advocate to free a Russian artist sentenced to prison for displaying paintings critical of the church and government. Dmitry potemkin, one of grisha's descendants, invites Veronica to Russia to accept a ceremonial position as Russia's new tsarina. Grisha determines that to preserve Catherine's legacy he must save her from Zubov's dangerous influence and win back her heart.
But catherine and grisha are older now and face new threats, both from powers outside of Russia and from those close to them. Haunted by the horrors of his campaign against the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to construct a mosque in the heart of the empire.
The Lost Daughter: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - If you loved i was anastasia by Ariel Lawhon you won't want to miss this novel about her sister, Grand Duchess Maria. So, she begins a search for the truth—about his words and her past. What really happened to this lost romanov daughter? A new novel perfect for anyone curious about Anastasia, Maria, and the other lost Romanov daughters, by the author of The Secret Wife.
What she finds out pulls val into one of the world’s greatest mysteries—what truly happened to the Grand Duchess Maria? Her days are a combination of endless boredom and paralyzing fear; her only respite are clandestine flirtations with a few of the guards imprisoning the family—never realizing her innocent actions could mean the difference between life and death1973: When Val Doyle hears her father’s end-of-life confession, “I didn’t want to kill her, ” she’s stunned.
The Lost Daughter: A Novel #ad - 1918: pretty, vivacious grand duchess maria romanov, the nineteen-year-old daughter of the fallen Tsar Nicholas II, lives with her family in suffocating isolation, a far cry from their once-glittering royal household. The clues she discovers are baffling—a jewel-encrusted box that won’t open and a camera with its film intact.
Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the GreatBantam #ad - Power, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond—to grow the Romanov empire, is about resolve, she learns, to amass a vast fortune, strategy, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history’s greatest rulers.
Moving. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. This fun novel of lovers, intrigue, and malicious and manipulative nobility keeps readers enthralled with every page. Virtuoso Life. Wonderfully, stachniak’s story vibrates with passion, lyrically written, drama and intrigue. Structurally complex and psychologically intense.
Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great #ad - . Now, in eva stachniak’s enthralling new novel, catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. Ambitious.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room MassacreAbbott Press #ad - Every fairy tale contains the story of a prince, and once the prince meets his princess, they often live happily ever after. Author T. And although this story will never end happily ever after, revealing new evidence to refute the prevailing story will shed new light on the truth. Bolen investigates the evidence from the site of the murders, the Ipatiev House, ultimately refuting investigator Nicholas Sokolovs report that locates the murders in the homes basement.
G. At age fifty, brutally murdered by his subjects, Nicholass body was mutilated and thrown into an unmarked mass grave with eight other people in a swampy bog in the middle of a remote forest. The romanovs murder case takes a detailed look at the infamous mass murder of this Russian imperial family, stripped of its claim to the throne before being executed in 1918 following the February Revolution.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room Massacre #ad - But for nicholas ii, tsar of all the Russias, Princess Alexandra of Hesse, and his wife, the ending would be different. Bolen also provides, for the first time, Homer Slaughter, details of the United States intelligence officer, who was in the Ipatiev House within twenty-four hours of the murders. This study shows that the romanov murders may very well have occurred in different rooms in the house, and that there was no eleven-person massacre.
I Was Anastasia: A NovelAnchor #ad - Is she the russian grand duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself.
The question of who anna anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted. None survive. Russia, july 17, along with the entire imperial family, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad.
I Was Anastasia: A Novel #ad - When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened.
New york times Bestseller"Compelling and utterly fascinating. Lisa wingate, author of before we were yoursAn enthralling feat of historical suspense that unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov.