Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Giveaway - The Last Romanov - Dora Levy Mossanen

Calling all historical fiction lovers - here's a giveaway for you! The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen.

"Even now in 2012, one of the greatest mysteries has been the fate of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov of Russia, the last of four daughters born to the Tsar Nikolas and his wife Alexandra. After the tragic execution of the Russian Royal family in1918, officials were never able to recover the remains of Anastasia. Tales of her supposed escape from Russia have gripped thousands for decades, fueling speculation that a daughter of Russia’s last sovereign ruler survived the revolution that destroyed her immediate family.
June 18th marks what would be the 111th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Anastasia Romanov."

The Last Romanov:

"In a time of Rasputin's magic and Romanov mystery, a young girl finds herself at the heart of the Royal Family...

She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majesty. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything?

If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood."

Read an excerpt of The Last Romanov.

Born in Israel and raised in Iran, Dora Levy Mossanen fled to the United States at the onset of the Islamic Revolution. She is the recipient of the San Diego Editor's Choice award and the author of Harem and the international bestseller Courtesan, which have both been translated into numerous languages. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a graduate of the USC masters of professional writing program. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Sound like something you'd enjoy? Well, thanks to the lovely folks at Sourcebooks, I have a copy to giveaway. Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada, ends July 8/12.

33 comments:

Ellie Dale said...

Your excellent review reminded me that I've had The Last Romanov on my to-read list for some time now!!! Thank you!

Beth said...

Oooh...this one sounds like a great read! I've always been slightly fascinated with the Romanov family saga. I've already read Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Kitchen Boy. Can't wait to read The Last Romanov.
Beth :-)

bermudaonion said...

I'd love to give this one a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I've long been interested in the Romanov family and the tragedy of the Russian Revolution. Thanks for the giveaway.
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pinkflipflops said...

wow, sounds interesting!

Carol N Wong said...

The Romanovs are fascinating with their terrible extravance with jewels, clothes, furs. I am very interested in this book and hope to read it.

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Margaret said...

I have always been quite fascinated by the Romanovs. This would be great to read.

Margaret said...

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Margaret
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Sue Farrell said...

I've been intrigued by Anastasia since I was a child. I'd love to read this book.
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Jo said...

Sounds like a great book! :)

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds like a good one! I've always been fascinated by the Romanov's. I'd love to be entered to win.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and your great review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am very interested in this fascinating novel. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary B. said...

Love all your reviews and you definitely make this book sound intriguing!
Thanks for the giveaway offer.
Mary B.
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Amy said...

I was excited when I saw the title of this book on your blog and even more excited after I read your review. Years ago I read a biography of Tsar Nicholas and Alexandra and ever since I've been 'hooked' on this family. I hope to get to Russia, St. Petersburg and more some day, too.

Thank you for a terrific review and the giveaway. Please include me in it!
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Lilian said...

I would LOVE some new wonderful historical fiction on my bookshelf!

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
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Liz V. said...

Fascinating and tragic era. Please enter my name for giveaway.

Vidisha said...

Sounds like a great read!!!!

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Maureen said...

It's a fascinating subject for a story.
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Nathaly Habich said...

I am very interested in this fascinating novel. Thank you!. nathrific(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

Another great giveaway

Karen B said...

This story never gets old whether told by book or movie. Always fascinating!
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TIFFANY M said...

THIS SEEMS LIKE AN AMAZING STORY. I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER, SO PICK ME, AND I'LL READ IT TO THE END. I ALSO KEEP A LIST OF ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE READ, SINCE 6TH GRADE!!

Angie said...

Love historical fiction and this one sounds fascinating!
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holdenj said...

The Romanovs always seem to create interesting historical novels! Thanks!
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Jenn said...

Would love to win, I REALLY want this book!

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Nancy said...

I've seen several good reviews on this one. Count me in on this giveaway. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Historical mysteries are my favorite!

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Nancye said...

This sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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rubynreba said...

Sounds like a fascinating book.
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Myera said...

I`ve always been interested in the Romanov mystery.
I remember watchin Anastasia the movie when i was little and I grew a more interested

AnJanette said...

This sounds like a perfect addition to my "Fall Reading" list! Thanks for the info and giveaway!

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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