Waiting on Wednesday (23) — The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)
The Lost Crown: A Novel of Romanov Russia

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand–first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand dutchesses living a life steeped in tradition and priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together–sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.

But in a gunshot the future changes — for these sisters and for Russia.
As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny — and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.
At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naÏve and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.

I love the cover and the unique plot. This is one book I just have to have :D
The Lost Crown is expected to be released on July 14th 2011 by Atheneum

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    January 26, 2011

    I love Russian History so I'll definitely check out this one ! Thanks =)

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    January 26, 2011

    I love retold stories of Anastasia. I wonder how acurate this book will be, or if the author takes it in a new direction. Sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing!

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    Becca C.

    January 26, 2011

    Russian History is my favourite, and Anastasia's story is probably one of my biggest fascinations. I hope it's accurate (as in, I hope she dies at the end. Sorry, but that's accurate!).

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    January 26, 2011

    Anastasia! :D Very interesting. *Adds to TBR List*

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    Dazzling Mage

    January 26, 2011

    Stories about the Russian revolution and the French revolution are my faves. Great pick!

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    January 26, 2011

    That sounds interesting! I read Joy Preble's Dreaming Anastasia that used the Romanvs in some of the details!

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    January 26, 2011

    I love History this book sounds amazing gonna add this to my list.

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    January 27, 2011

    Love the story of the last Grand Duchesses of Russia. This sounds like a great one!

    Here's mine: http://leecheeeee813.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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    A Canadian Girl

    January 27, 2011

    I love reading about the Romanovs and will have to add this one to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.