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The Secret Daughter of the Tsar

(2013)
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A compelling alternate history of the Romanov family in which a secret fifth daughter - smuggled out of Russia before the revolution - continues the royal lineage to dramatic consequences

In her riveting debut novel, The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, Jennifer Laam seamlessly braids together the stories of three women: Veronica, Lena, and Charlotte. Veronica 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 her. 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 World War II occupied Paris, receives a surprise visit from a German officer. Determined to protect her son from the Nazis, Charlotte escapes the city, but not before learning that the officer's interest in her stems from his longstanding obsession with the fate of the Russian monarchy. Then as Veronica's passion intensifies, and her search for the true heir to the throne takes a dangerous turn, the reader learns just how these three vastly different women are connected. The Secret Daughter of the Tsar is thrilling from its first intense moments until its final, unexpected conclusion.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"... a lively tale that takes the reader back through the shadowy mysteries that still surround the murders of the doomed imperial family of Russia." - Kate Alcott


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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Daughter of the Tsar: A Novel of The Romanovs
Author(s): Jennifer Laam
ISBN: 1-250-04091-4 / 978-1-250-04091-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Daughter of the Tsar: A Novel of The Romanovs
Author(s): Jennifer Laam
ISBN: 1-250-02868-X / 978-1-250-02868-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Daughter of the Tsar: A Novel of The Romanovs
Author(s): Jennifer Laam
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU