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The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander
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Jun 07, 12

Read in June, 2012

I found this book in The Dollar Store in San Jose oddly enough. Its written in simplistic form. Its an account of the Sister of Aleksandra, the Tsaritsa of Russia. Its a fiction Historically written story and very interesting for those that are interested about Russia during The Revolution against the ruling Czar, Nicholas. Its about the life of Grand Duchess Elisavyeta, Ella, and her story is conterpointed with that of a peasant worker, Pavel and how their stories intertwhine. Ella is German and her Grandmother is Queen Victoria, her mother is Queen Victorias Daughter, Alice. Ella is shown early in life to help others, but that changes when she marries the Grand Duke Sergei of Russia and is ruled by her husband with an iron fist, as he does Moscow. Pavel and his wife are from Sankt Peterburg and have great plans for their future though they live and work hard.
After the tsarist soldiers try and stop a peaceful demonstration, things are forever changed and the shape of Russia and her history shift with the changing tides. Ella and Pavel tell their stories separetly, but their lives are linked from the very beggining of The Revolution till the end. Really well written and easy to follow, I recommend this book because it really puts the history of Russia in a easy to read format and most importanyly, while fiction, you deffently get a history lesson about the two sides of Russias peoples who love their Country, but the ruling class treated its people as simple children, thinking these children would never turn on them.
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