Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

The Lost Crown: A Novel of Romanov Russia by Sarah Miller

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand - first headstrong Olga, then Tatiana the tallest, Anastasia the smallest, and Maria most hopeful for a ring. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, Russian grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition and privilege. For these young women each on the brink of beginning their own lives at the mercy of royal matchmakers, summer 1914 promises to be a precious last wink of time to be sisters together - sisters that still link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.

But in a gunshot the future changes - for them, and for Russia.

As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny - and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.

At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naive and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion. (synopsis from Goodreads)
coming in hardcover from Atheneum in July 2011. The Lost Crown on Amazon & Goodreads

I love, love stories of the Romanovs--lots of historical fiction, but really the Romanovs more than most others. I really like that this book is going to focus on all of the sisters and not just Anastasia. While I do love stories about her, I think it will be really interesting to read about them as a family and sisters interacting together and going through things together.

Plus, I kind of love the author, Sarah Miller's, Goodread's biography :) You should really check that out next time you're at Goodreads.

I hope you've found some great new books to read this week!


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  2. I've added this to my TBR pile for some of the same reasons! I own the cartoon version of Anastasia and I like to watch it every once in awhile :)

    Like you said, the stories always revolve around Anastasia, and I think it will be interesting to see how the author writes the sisters.

    It was a great choice for WoW!


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