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The Tsarina's Daughter

The Tsarina's Daughter

  • Title: The Tsarina's Daughter
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  • ISBN : 9780312367381
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 325 pages


From the bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a dramatic novel and powerful love story about the last Russian imperial family.It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West What neighbors and even her children don t know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest From the bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a dramatic novel and powerful love story about the last Russian imperial family.It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West What neighbors and even her children don t know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest means In actuality she began her life as the Grand Duchess Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.And so begins the latest entrancing historical entertainment by Carolly Erickson At its center is young Tania, who lives a life of incomparable luxury in pre Revolutionary Russia, from the magnificence of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg to the family s private enclave outside the capital Tania is one of four daughters, and the birth of her younger brother Alexei is both a blessing and a curse When he is diagnosed with hemophilia and the key to his survival lies in the mysterious power of the illiterate monk Rasputin, it is merely an omen of much worse things to come Soon war breaks out and revolution sweeps the family from power and into claustrophobic imprisonment in Siberia Into Tania s world comes a young soldier whose life she helps to save and who becomes her partner in daring plans to rescue the imperial family from certain death


Author Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra and many other prize winning works of fiction and nonfiction She lives in Hawaii.




The Tsarina's Daughter Reviews (31)

  • This is not my first historical entertainment read by Carolly Erickson and I would have to point out that I knew what would happen I knew that by the end it would be I loved it and I wish it could have really happened that way, but it didn t Plenty of my fellow reviewers are correct in pointing out [..]

  • Do NOT read this book It deviates from history so badly it is blasphemous Anyone who is familiar with Russia s last Tsar and his family will be horrified by how the author portrays them If you want to read about the last Tsar and his family, read a history book. [..]

  • A clich saying for a clich book I could not love it.Trope Check Instalove breakup due to bad sex rich girl meets poor boy hater Christians heroine s unawareness of potential pregnanciesFull rantMaybe my expectations were too high because the author was a historian, of maybe I don t get the degree of [..]

  • I ve just bailed at under 50 pages I know it s fiction or historical entertainment as the book jacket says but even if I was in the mood to suspend disbelief Tatiana making friends with a servant s daughter in the kitchen When she put on a peasant dress and left with food to go feed I don t even kno [..]

  • This is absolutely one of the WORST books I have ever read I understand that in historical fiction, certain liberties are taken but this one distorts the truth beyond belief Tatiana, Grand Duchess, daughter of the Tsar is best friends with servants and goes beyond the Palace into the slums Dowager E [..]

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