Anastasia's Secret

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 20, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 348 pages
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The Romanov family have been ousted from the imperial palace by the Bolsheviks and exiled to Siberia. Life as a privileged member of the Russian Royalty has come to a shattering end. As the debate about their future rages within the ranks of the newly empowered, Anastasia, youngest daughter of the Tsar Nicholas, discovers love and with it all the secrets and danger this brings into her strange new life. Will the strength of that love be enough to save Anastasia from her tragic fate? What happened in the last days of the Romanov family? And did Russia's last princess live in love after all? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life and imagined love story of Russia's last princess.

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User Review  - Jmmott - LibraryThing

This novel tells a fictional tale about the real Anastasia Romanov, and a potential love affair before her death. This was a fairly engaging book that I rapidly read, and for the most part enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - ericajsc - LibraryThing

Maybe I’m revealing a weakness in my high school’s curriculum, but I don’t remember studying anything about Russia other than knowing that it was Russia, then became the USSR, then that dissolved ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Susanne Dunlap is an American author well known for her historical fiction. She is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University where she majored in music history, and happily confesses to using music as her escape mechanism when times got tough; and at one point had her sights set on a career as a professional musician. The musical world's loss is the literary world's gain. Susanne weaves a compelling and fascinating story which clearly mirrors her love for the craft of writing as well as all things historical. Her first foray into writing for the young adult market was The Musician's Daughter, a story that combines her deep depth of knowledge of music with her love of conveying another world to the reader. Anastasia's Secret is her second novel for the YA audience and transports the reader into the time of the Russian revolution; and the mystery of the Romanov family and their demise. Susanne divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and Northampton, MA. You can access her website at this address: href=''>

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