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Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy 111th Would-be Birthday to Anastasia Romanov of Russia (and Giveaway!)


Even now in 2012, one of the greatest mysteries has been the fate of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov of Russia, the last of four daughters born to the Tsar Nikolas and his wife Alexandra. After the tragic execution of the Russian Royal family in1918, officials were never able to recover the remains of Anastasia. Tales of her supposed escape from Russia have gripped thousands for decades, fueling speculation that a daughter of Russia’s last sovereign ruler survived the revolution that destroyed her immediate family.

June 18th marks what would be the 111th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Anastasia Romanov.

In honor of the lost Duchess, Sourcebooks has offered up one copy of The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen to giveaway to one lucky History Undressed reader! (US and Canada Only) Leave a comment to win.  Winner will be drawn on Friday the 22nd.

About the book...

IN A TIME OF RASPUTIN'S MAGIC AND ROMANOV MYSTERY, A YOUNG GIRL FINDS HERSELF AT THE HEART OF THE ROYAL FAMILY

She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything?

If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood.

12 comments:

An attempt at life... said...

I love this story. Maybe someday they can solve it!

Laura Kaye said...

OMG I love this story! This is one of the things that made me ultimately minor in Russian and Soviet Area Studies in college! When I was a younger teenager, I read a book on Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to her death in the 1980s I think that she was the real Anastasia Romanov. I was totally fascinated by all things Russian, and the story of the murder of the czar's family just clinched it! Have often thought Anastasia would make a great protagonist for a novel, so congrats! Would love to read! :)

laurakayeauthor @ gmail.com

Becca B said...

Looks like an amazing book. Can't wait to read this one. I have always been intrigued by the fate of the Romanovs

Kitchen Witch of the West said...

Eras lost, a haunting mystery and a strong heroine in a stunning foreign culture...Yes Please!

Anonymous said...

While I hate to be Captain Buzzkill, the fact is that the poor child was killed with the rest of her immediate family, it just took a while for science to catch up with the fact. http://scienceblogs.com/intersection/2009/03/11/romanov-mystery-solved-remains/

I guess this means I'm not getting the book.

Jenn said...

All of us would love the thought of her getting out. I'd love to hear the nice ending.

Debbi said...

I'm a romantic at heart -- I prefer to think she lived through the massacre somehow. Would love to read this one.

Amalia said...

I loooooooove the Romanovs! Fascinating and beautiful and tragic.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

Diana Leigh said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Eliza Knight said...

Thank you all for participating! According to Random.org, the winner is Jenn! Congrats!!!

Kerry said...

It sounds great - I would love to read it :)

Kerryjcj@verizon.net