Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport *Review*

* I received a paperback copy of this book for my 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.


You all might have noticed that I don't often read non fiction because not many I find interesting this really was interesting to me. 

It is very well written and I enjoyed the writing very much. I love that there are photos.

I had heard of the Romanovs but I didn't really know much about them and I am one who always want to learn new things so this book was very interesting to me.  It is a eye opener as to how they lived (and died) . I was hooked into this non-fiction from the very beginning. 

I think I will be adding more of  Helen Rappaport's book in my long list of books I want to read.  

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.

If you would like to purchase this book it is now available online and in book stores near you.

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