Apr 04, 11
Read in March, 2011
An interesting story based in fact. It is the story of the wife of the Grand Duke of Moscow under Tsar Nicholas II. She is the sister of the Tsar's wife and the Tsar is her husband's brother. While she and her sister are German born they become very Russian. She is a very Godly woman and after her husband is murdered by a revolutionary she starts a monastery/hospital. The other half of this story is the a man named Pavel, a revolutionary ultimately involved with her assassination. I find her chapters a bit too dramatic, but I think the author gets the point across of the misunderstandings and miscommunication that led to the communist revolution. Be sure to read the author's note at the end.