The Romanov Bride Author:Robert Alexander The bestselling tale of Romanov intrigue from the author of The Kitchen Boy — Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia's twilight, The Romanov Bride has the same enduring appeal. The Grand D... more »uchess Elisavyeta's story begins like a fairy tale -- a German princess renowned for her beauty and kind heart marries the Grand Duke Sergei of Russia and enters the Romanov's lavish court. Her husband, however, rules his wife as he does Moscow -- with a cold, hard fist. And, after a peaceful demonstration becomes a bloodbath, the fires of the revolution link Elisavyeta's destiny to that of Pavel -- a young Bolshevik -- forever.« less
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The Romanov Bride is the third in Robert Alexander's not quite series on the Russian Revolution. It showcases a member of the ruling house of Russia who is, it seems, made of different stuff than the rest of her family. Set against the beginning of the revolution, the tales of a Russian peasant who works for the revolution and a princess who seeks to understand it intertwine and end, for each, the only way a true Russian tale can.