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Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
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Mar 11, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay is a captivating read that is part historical novel and part mystery novel. Nina Revskaya, once a prima ballerina in the Bolshoi Ballet is now confined to a wheelchair in her Boston home, has agreed to sell her sizable and valuable jewelry collection at auction. Drew Brooks, a young associate at the auction house that will be selling Ms. Revkaya’s collection, is faced with researching the history of the jewels and forced to attempt to unravel the truth about an anonymous donor that has come forward with a piece that he believes to be part of Ms. Revskaya’s collection. The reader is taken on a journey through Nina’s past in Moscow told through a series of flashbacks while simultaneously piecing together the facts of the mysterious donor. Once the reader has begun Russian Winter there is no stopping…be prepared to devote every moment to learning the secrets of this wonderful story.

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