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The Last Grand Duchess

A Novel of Olga Romanov, Imperial Russia, and Revolution

by Bryn Turnbull

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The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Feb 8, 2022
    384 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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  • Sooz
    Olga Romanov-The Last Grand Duchess
    Despite having to frequently check back to a 4-1/2 page listing of characters, this fascinating saga of Olga Romanov and her extended family held my interest throughout.
    As the eldest of four daughters and one son, Olga (the last Grand Duchess), felt responsible for the various needs of the family, a job she did admirably. I feel that readers will empathize with Olga twice falling in love with men below her royal station thus negating her chance of marriage.
    Readers should be prepared to accept the reality of the many hardships faced by Olga and the rest of the Tsar's family once the Revolution escalated and their lifestyle underwent a radical change.
    Even if readers already know the tragic ending of the entire Romanov family, many of the events that take place beforehand abound in the chapters of this book.
    I recommend this book to Russian history buffs plus anyone interested in learning more details about the Romanov family.
  • Beverly
    A New Perspective
    Finally an historical fiction that doesn't focus on Anastasia. Olga, the oldest daughter of the last Tsar of Russia is presented as more than just another "royal"; instead she is a thinking, wondering young woman whose expectations of a normal life will never happen. Based on multiple non-fiction sources, including the diaries of Olga, we are better able to examine and maybe understand how and why the Russian Revolution came about from a purely personal perspective. Easily read, highly recommended for any fan of historical fiction.
  • Miriam B. (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
    The Last Grand Duchess
    I really wanted to like/love this book but could not get into it. I love the cover and was excited to read about Olga Romanov and the fall of the Tsar and the Russian revolution. I did not care for the back and forth telling of the story and just did not care about any of the characters. I usually love historical fiction but this was not for me.
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