Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller

The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller (Published by Atheneum, June 14, 2011)

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.

This book won't be published for quite a while (not until the summer) but it sounds really good and I love the cover so I decided to feature it early.


Alison Can Read said...

This sounds wonderful! The Romanov girls fascinate me with all the adorable photos of them in frilly white dresses as children and ultimately their tragic story.

Anonymous said...

This book is going to be absolutely fantastic, I can tell. Awesome author + awesome subject material = one awesome novel.

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Must read that book!

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