The Lost Souls of Angelkov by Linda Holeman

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Unfortunately, much of the book focuses on such trivial details as the bickering between Konstantin and his wife and overly sentimental transcriptions of Mikhail’s diary.
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From one of Canada's finest historical novelists, an intricately woven story of revenge, deception, love and redemption set against the turbulent social upheavals of 1860s Russia.
 
For Antonina, the wife of a wealthy Russian landowner, the world falls apart one cold spring afternoon when her husband takes her little boy, Misha, out riding. Set upon by kidnappers on horseback, the boy is stolen and the count wounded. Beautiful, musical and sheltered, Antonina is at first stunned and grief-stricken, then helpless as the count sickens and dies.
 
Desperate, and surrounded by serfs and servants unsettled by the collapse of the old order, Antonina turns to Grisha, the estate steward, for help in getting her son back. He is a man of relentless competence and ambition, and she is drawn to his strength, unaware that he is both driven and crippled by secrets he hoped he'd left behind him in the land of his birth, Siberia. In her search for her lost boy, Antonina faces betrayals that are literally murderous, and finds strengths she had no idea she possessed as she wanders the crumbling halls of Angelkov, pitting her wits against people turned erratic and cruel. In the end, her fate, and the fate of her son, hangs on the way love can sometimes transform even the deepest of hatreds.
 

About Linda Holeman

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LINDA HOLEMAN is the author of the international bestselling historical novelsThe Linnet Bird,The Moonlit Cage,In a Far CountryandThe Saffron Gate, as well as eight other works of fiction and short fiction. Her books have been translated into twelve languages. A world traveller, she grew up and was educated in Winnipeg, and was a teacher for ten years before she began to write. She now lives in Toronto.
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Random House Canada. 560 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Joshua Rapp Learn on Aug 24 2012

Unfortunately, much of the book focuses on such trivial details as the bickering between Konstantin and his wife and overly sentimental transcriptions of Mikhail’s diary.

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Reviewed by Joshua Rapp Learn on Aug 24 2012

Unfortunately, much of the book focuses on such trivial details as the bickering between Konstantin and his wife and overly sentimental transcriptions of Mikhail’s diary. The initial tension of the kidnapping and bungled ransom attempt fizzles quickly and doesn’t pick up again until near the end of the book.

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