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"Laam has not only created a captivating tale, but has woven a delicate and resonant fabric from the timeless threads of love and loyalty, betrayal and redemption."
Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Sapphire
A compelling alternate history of the Romanov family in which three vastly different women are connected through an unexpected royal lineage.
Veronica Herrera is an aspiring historian living in present-day Los Angeles when she meets a mysterious man who may be heir to the Russian throne. As she sets about investigating the legitimacy of his claim through a winding path of romance and deception, the ghosts of her own past begin to haunt her.
Lena, a servant in the imperial Russian court of 1902, is approached by the desperate Empress Alexandra. After conceiving four daughters, the Empress is determined to sire a son and believes Lena can help. But once elevated to the Romanov's treacherous inner circle, Lena finds herself under the watchful eye of the meddling Dowager Empress Marie.
Charlotte, a former ballerina living in occupied Paris during World War II, receives a surprise visit from a German officer. Determined to protect her son, Charlotte escapes the city, but not before learning that the officer's interest stems from his longstanding obsession with the fate of the House of Romanov.
Originally published by St. Martin's Griffin in October 2013