Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Tsarina's Daughter


I finally finished this book! Jeesh took me over two weeks and it should have only taken a couple days. This is the story of Tsar Nicholas daughter Tatiana. Instead of Anastasia being the one who escaped this time it is Tatiana. I enjoyed the book alot as I don't know much about the revolution of Russia other than the story of the killing of this family. Tatiana tells the story of her growing up and the fragility of both her mother's mental health and her brother's illness with hemophilia and how supposedly Rasputin helped to keep him alive. It was a very good read and a different take on what might have happened during this time in history.

3 comments:

Bookfool said...

Oooh, I love the cover! Congrats on finishing. I just finished a chunkster, this weekend. It's a bit of a relief, isn't it?

Holly said...

I just saw this one and it looks interesting. It's good to know it's not necessarily a fast read!

Diane said...

Paula,

This sounds really good. I jotted down the title --so thanks again.