The Tsarina’s Daughter
When they took everything from her, they didn’t count on her fighting to get it back…
Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and Catherine I, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the world’s loveliest Princess and the envy of the Russian empire. Insulated by luxury and as a woman free from the burden of statecraft, Elizabeth is seemingly born to pursue her passions.
However, a dark prophecy predicts her fate as inexorably twined with Russia. When her mother dies, Russia is torn, masks fall, and friends become foes. Elizabeth’s idyllic world is upended. By her twenties she is penniless and powerless, living under constant threat. As times change like quicksand, an all-consuming passion emboldens Elizabeth: she must decide whether to take up her role as Russia’s ruler, and what she’s willing to do for her country – and for love.
Praise for Tsarina: A vivid page-turner of a debut * The Times * Makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme -- Daisy Goodwin With its sprawling canvas and huge cast ... it's an entertaining romp through the endless intrigue, violence and debauchery of court life * Mail on Sunday * The extraordinary life and career of Catherine I of Russia is brought to life in Alpsten's colourful novel * Sunday Times, Summer Reading Picks 2020 * As detailed as the jewels and enamel inlay on the creations of Faberge -- Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife Alpsten recounts this remarkable woman's colourful life and times -- Count Nikolai Tolstoy Luscious and brilliant -- Natasha Pulley, author of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Tsarina should come with a health warning - once you start reading, it's impossible to stop -- Hannah Rothschild, bestselling author of House of Trelawney
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