Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: 11.18.09

Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap

About the Book (from " “Will I never see you again either?” I asked, feeling as though I was about to jump off a high mountain peak and hope to land without hurting myself. That’s how impossible everything seemed at that moment, no matter what I did.

“Perhaps we will meet again,” Sasha said, softening his voice. “But you must see that it does not matter. You have so much ahead of you. It’s your choice now. Choose the future! Choose life!”

For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia’s last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family’s future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death?

Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap’s new novel is a haunting vision of the life—and love story—of Russia’s last princess."

So why am I waiting for this one? Um, well, I think you know how I feel about stories that involve Anastasia. If not, here's a refresher. And another one. Enough said really.

And now for the part of the post where I gush about the cover. Isn't it pretty? I don't really think the model looks like Anastasia, but I like it anyway.

Anastasia's Secret will be released on March 2nd, 2010 and is currently available for pre-order on


Kelsey said...

This looks great, I love historical fiction. Nice pick!

Bleuette said...

Great Pick! I really like the cover.

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh, great pick! I'm adding this one to my list now-- it sounds really good, and I agree, the cover is beautiful! :D


in which a girl reads said...

Awesome pick!

I love the premise of this book--I like reading historical books a lot--and <333 Anastasia :)

throuthehaze said...

This sounds really good! Love the cover

Unknown said...

The excerpt feels a little saccharine, but the overall concept sounds pretty interesting.

queen of entropy said...

I love stories about Anastasia, too. Yay for this book!