Monday, May 19, 2014

The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport Review

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

They were the Princess Dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses—Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle.

Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.


I don't often read non fiction but I read it only when I find it is interesting and this really was interesting to me. 

It is very well written and I enjoyed the writing very much. 

If you are into non fiction like this you will most likely enjoy it as much I did.

I give this 5 out of 5

This will be available on June 3 2014

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