The stories of two very different women, linked by the secrets and lies of history, merge together as past and present weave together in this stunning story of love, loss and resilience.
2016. Kitty, fleeing from a devastating revelation in her own life, finds herself at her great-grandfather's cabin in Lake Akanabee. There she discovers a gorgeous necklace, which leads her uncover to long-buried family secret.
1914. Tatiana, Grand Princess of Russia, falls in love with Dmitri, a Russian solider, as she nurses him back to health. The world is an uncertain place, especially for the Romanov family, and as their romance plays out the world as they know it rapidly crumbles around them.
©2016 Gill Paul (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
"A marvellous moving adventure, full of vivid colour and atmospheric detail. If you loved Poldark you'll love this!" (Lulu Taylor)
"Like Vanity Fair crossed with Poldark...Stunning epic." (Claudia Carroll)
"A terrific adventure story, full of romance and atmospheric detail - a great escapist read." (Liz Trenow)
"No Place for a Lady is a gripping historical read about two sisters caught up in the Crimean War: one a young bride following her soldier husband, the other her sister who signs up as a nurse to try and rescue her sister. It's a story of love, both romantic and sibling, against a backdrop of a vividly created historical setting, with an ending which is at once uplifting and heartbreaking I couldn't put it down." (Julia Williams)
"A galloping good story." (Natasha McEnroe, director of the Florence Nightingale Museum)
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"An unexpected jewel with refreshing perspectives"
Rarely do I read a love story that expresses the perplex inner thoughts that many of us feel but never say. I love that her characters were human, made mistakes and had serious regrets yet, somehow chose to find whatever hope, light and love they could in the situations they were in. She bravely wrote about the "gray" we feel when faced with the black and white definition of what love should look like vs how many beautiful shades and layers it creates.. some with which we are unable to outwardly explain or describe... Hauntingly sad in parts but, interwoven with a poignant story about strength, perseverance, loyalty, and of course love
"Loved every minute"
I found this book fascinating. Even though I could see what was going to happen, the charters and character relations were gripping.
A most interesting alternative ending for one of the Romanov family. Well written and researched. A very engrossing story.
I love how the author was able to weave the two different perspectives throughout the story. Highly recommend!
"A lovely surprise"
I love historical fiction. This was a surprisingly good listen. Weaving together stories from different generations to tell some fantastical love story. The characters are well developed. The story tells the sad story of the Reds upheaval of the Russian bureaucracy and how it touched individual lives.also a bit of a mystery is woven into the fabric of the story. Hope you also enjoy discovering it.
I really enjoyed this book of both historical fact and fiction of what could have happened
I I've this book 5 stars because it is one of the best well written novel, I have read for a long time. There is nothing bad to say about the book because the characters, storyline and audio performance suited all the elements.
The transition between the past and present carried with it, a surprising element that will beg the reader asking for more. Although it was bittersweet, I was compelled to look up the real Tatiana and explored more about her life as it was intriguing.
"Couldn't stop listening!"
This was one of the best audio books I've ever listened to!! Fantastic story with unexpected plot twists!! I'd highly recommend this one!!
"Brilliant book could not put it down highly recommended read it you won't be disappointed"
Brilliant book could not wait to get home get comfy and start listening to the book again . Give it a go it's a page turner
"History / drama / romance / mystery - it's got it all"
This was a fascinating book, based largely on truth but cleverly interwoven into a modern day sub plot.
I learnt a lot about the Russian Revolution without it being too 'biographical'.
The first part is very much romantic historical but the second part left me desperate to read more as the book moved forward in time and the mystery developed, leaving me wondering how it was going to link the sub plot with the main story - and with real life events.
"Laura Kirman is a terrible reader & has let the author down"
I couldn't bear more than 10 mins of Laura Kirman's voice so I can't comment on the actual story (Amazon didn't give you option of leaving a null review - sorry to the author). Kirman's voice too staccato & clipped, no natural flow / no magical weaving of the story - just reminds me of being scolded by a prim headmistress. Urgh.
"Fabulous story. I found it difficult to put down."
loved it and in the end I wished it had been true as it was so well written and was plausible.
great story with wonderful narration. Would throughly recommend. to fans of historical fiction. A must read.
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