Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap

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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 and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance 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.
 

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Susanne Dunlap graduated from Smith College and later earned a PhD in music history from Yale University. She is the author of two historical novels for adults and two novels for teens: The Musician's Daughter and Anastasia's Secret. She divides her time between New York and Massachusetts.www.susannedunlap.com
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 352 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What if Grand Duchess Anastasia had a secret lover among the guards who watched over the Romanovs?

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-Booklist Written in the first person by the youngest daughter of Russia's last tsar, Anastasia is keeping a secret from her family during the hardest time of their lives in Anastasia's Secret (2010) by Susanna Dunlap.

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Dunlap gave Anastasia a love story in her novel, a love story the real Anastasia most likely never encountered.

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The author writes with an elegant and classy style, right in the running with Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen.ANASTASIA’S SECRET is Dunlap’s second novel, and with her vast writing talent, it certainly won’t be her last.Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on March 2, 2010 Anastasia's Secr...

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