Friday, July 22, 2011

The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller

      The Romanov's have to be one of those families that you feel sorry for. All seven, plus a few servants, were killed by Bolsheviks on July 4, 1918. And naturally a family like that will get a book. The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller is a novel told in the fist-person by alternating narrators, the last four Grand Duchesses. Ms. Miller did a very good job giving each of the Grand Duchesses a distinctive personality so the reader didn't get confused. One bad thing about that to me was I noticed as it got closer to the end I found myself hesitating to finish the book. I didn't want them to die. I was somehow hoping history would rewrite itself and Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia would survive. It follows them up until the absolute end it's very sad to hear the thoughts going on inside someones head as they and their entire family get sentenced to death. I liked this book and recommend it to anyone interested in the last Imperial Russian family.


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