Good day, dear readers!
We are powering through the last remaining weeks of 2021, and it’s incredible how fast this year flew by! While we have been enjoying some fabulous reads this year, next year will hold some amazing ones as well! Can you believe that we are fixing to hit our 90th book!??
This month, we are reading The Forgotten Room by Karen White. This read is a great one to end our year on. But next year, we are going to start with a mystery – one that before DNA evidence could have changed Europe. Everyone is familiar with the Romanov’s, the royal family of Russia – and their tragic end in a hail of bullets. For years afterward, there were rumors that one or two of the children had escaped and were living in secret. There have been movies, books, and conjectures on the subject for decades. Ariel Lawhon brings the mystery of Anastasia Romanov or Anna Anderson to a stunning conclusion.
What do you think? I look forward to sharing this book with you! Happy reading!
An 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. 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.
Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.
Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water or even acknowledge her rescuers, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious young woman claims to be the Russian grand duchess.
As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre at Ekaterinburg, old enemies and new threats are awakened. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling saga is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.