The Amber Keeper Author:Freda Lightfoot Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Russia, The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.English Lake District, 1960s: A young Abbie Myers returns home after learning of her mother?s death. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken to hear that they blame her for... more » the tragedy.Determined to uncover her mother?s past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. As the old woman recounts her own past, Abbie is transported back to the grandeur of the Russian Empire in 1911 with tales of her grandmother?s life as a governess and the revolution that exploded around her.As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create.« less
This story takes place in England and Russia, weaving past and present flawlessly. Russian history is one of my fascinations and I enjoyed this book by a "new to me" author. I will definitely look to read more by this author.