Saturday, March 29, 2008

Upcoming Release: The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander

There are a number of books that I have been waiting for impatiently for the first three months of this year. Most of them have been released, just not in Australia, but finally one of them is coming to a library bookshelf near me!

As Russia races toward catastrophe, the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta is ensconced in the most lavish and magnificent court in the world, that of the mighty Romanovs. In the same city, but worlds apart, Pavel is a simple village man in search of a better life with his young bride, Shura. But when Shura is shot and killed by Tsarist soldiers during a peaceful political demonstration, the grief-stricken Pavel dedicates his life to overthrowing the Romanovs.

This is the fascinating true story of the beautiful and ill-fated Romanov grand duchess who gives up everything, and the peasant who determines her fate.

With the release date nearly upon us, author Robert Alexander has announced that he is going to be having a live webcast/bookclub event where he will be discussing his historical novels. You can see the details on his website. Once I work out what the time differences are (and ensure that they are not in the middle of the night here) I am definitely interested in attending one of the events!

I have loved looking reading both of Robert Alexander's previous historical novels, The Kitchen Boy and Rasputin's Daughter, and I can't wait to read this one either!

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