Happy Friday Everyone!
We have reached the end of another week, and we are that much closer to 2020. I know that by now everyone knows that I have an interest with the Romanovs. This book that I am going to be reviewing today, is another fictional book about the Romanovs, except this time it deals with Maria Romanov. The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul, is a what if Maria escaped the execution that killed her family, and it will leave you on the edge of your seat until the end.
The book description came from the Goodreads website:
“A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret….
From the number one best-selling author of The Secret Wife, The Lost Daughter is a sweeping, moving story of the tenacity of love and the power of forgiveness. Spectacular, enthralling and romantic, Gill Paul’s latest novel will stay with you forever.
1918. With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of the Romanov family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria captures the attention of two of the guards, it will lead to the ultimate choice between right and wrong….
Fifty-five years later…
‘I didn’t want to kill her’. With these cryptic words Val’s father dies, leaving her to unravel a mystery which unites two families who have faced unspeakable tragedy and perhaps to finally offer an explanation which has been long overdue.”
This book had me laughing, crying, and screaming for these characters. Gill intertwines the past with the present to tell a tale of what if. I loved how she wrote this amazing book, and the way she bounces back and fourth will not confuse the reader at all. Each part brings a new view to the story, that will leave you on the edge of your seat to see how everything ends. Your heart will break, you will cry, and you will enjoy this journey from start to finish.
What happened to the Romanovs is a tragedy, and Gill keeps that tragedy aspect throughout the whole book. Everyone does what if stories on Anastasia, but Maria’s what if story will have you seeing Maria in a whole new light. To me these Romanov what if stories, give the family a life that they never got to live because some meanie head decided to kill them to keep control over the country. They were innocents and these stories allow their tragedy and the what ifs to give them a new life. Although, we now know all family members perished that horrible night, these what ifs bring their tragedy to a whole new generation.
Go on a journey of danger and love with the middle Romanov sister, Maria my friends!