The Tsarina's Daughter

The Tsarina's Daughter

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Hiding her identity as the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, Daria Gradov looks back on her luxurious childhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, the machinations of an illiterate monk, and the circumstances that forced her to assume another life.

McMillan Palgrave

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a dramatic novel and powerful love story about the last Russian imperial family.

It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West. What neighbors and even her children don’t know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be—the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest means. In actuality she began her life as the Grand Duchess Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.

And so begins the latest entrancing historical entertainment by Carolly Erickson. At its center is young Tania, who lives a life of incomparable luxury in pre-Revolutionary Russia, from the magnificence of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to the family’s private enclave outside the capital. Tania is one of four daughters, and the birth of her younger brother Alexei is both a blessing and a curse. When he is diagnosed with hemophilia and the key to his survival lies in the mysterious power of the illiterate monk Rasputin, it is merely an omen of much worse things to come. Soon war breaks out and revolution sweeps the family from power and into claustrophobic imprisonment in Siberia. Into Tania’s world comes a young soldier whose life she helps to save and who becomes her partner in daring plans to rescue the imperial family from certain death.



Blackwell North Amer
It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West. What neighbors and even her children don't know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be - the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest means. In actuality she began her life as the Grand Duchess Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.
And so begins the latest entrancing historical entertainment by Carolly Erickson. At its center is young Tania, who lives a life of incomparable luxury in pre-Revolutionary Russia, from the magnificence of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to the family's private enclave outside the capital. Tania is one of four daughters, and the birth of her younger brother Alexei is both a blessing and a curse. When he is diagnosed with hemophilia and the key to his survival lies in the mysterious power of the illiterate monk Rasputin, it is merely an omen of much worse things to come. Soon war breaks out and revolution sweeps the family from power and into claustrophobic imprisonment in Siberia. Into Tania's world comes a young soldier whose life she helps to save and who becomes her partner in daring plans to rescue the imperial family from certain death.

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& Taylor

Hiding her identity as the grand duchess daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, Daria Gradov looks back on her luxurious childhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, the machinations of an illiterate monk, and the circumstances that forced her to assume another life. By the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008/09/30
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312367381
0312367384
Branch Call Number: FICTION ERICKSON
Characteristics: 324 p

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Bells
Jan 11, 2010

Carolly Erickson brings to life the story of the Romanov family, the last imperial family of Russia. She tells the story from the perspective of Tatiana, the second eldest Romanov daughter, who has survived the massacre of her family and has been living for years in Canada. A good and entertaining read.

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Cabby
Sep 05, 2008

Recommended by Costco.

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