I just received a book from Glass Road Public Relations called The Sovereign's Daughter. This looks to be an exciting read. I am a huge fan of historical fiction.
The press release for review says:
Set in the backdrop of post World‐War I Russia and the Bolshevik revolution, The Sovereign's Daughter uses Russia's imperial Romanov family to weave a fictional tale of honor, devotion and ultimately unconditional love.
With revolutionaries occupying the nearby town of Tsarskoe Selo and trying to breach the palace walls, Tsar Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov sets out to protect crucial state secrets via the most unlikely of people – a lowly chambermaid and ayoung Mennonite. These two, together with another palace servant and her brother, flee to protect the secrets of the Romanov family. Failure could cost the Romanov family control of the entire country.
But what started as a brief exile becomes a dangerous cat and mouse game with bloodthirsty revolutionaries bent on discovering the imperial secrets.
All four profess to trust in God's provision during the dark days ahead, however, will they be willing to lay it all on the line when the moment is at hand? With the revolutionaries bearing in on all sides and an unknown assailant hunting them, how can they best protect all that is dear? When their very lives are threatened, can they continue to put their faith in God?
Authors Susan K. Downs and Susan May Warren's information includes:
Susan K.Downs:Susan served as the Russian adoption program coordinator for one of America's oldest adoption agencies prior to her decision to leave the social work field and devote herself full‐time to writing and editing fiction. Through her adoption work, however, she developed a love for all things Russian and an unquenchable curiosity about Russian history and culture. A series of miraculously events led Susan and her minister‐husband to adopt from Korea two of their five children. The adoptions of their daughters precipitated a five‐year mission assignment in South Korea, which in turn paved the way for Susan's work in international adoption and her Russian experiences. The Downses currently reside in Canton, OH. Read more about Susan's writing and editing ministry and her family at http://www.susankdowns.com/
Susan May Warren:Susan and her family recently returned home after working for eight years in Khabarovsk, Far East Russia. Deeply influenced and blessed by the faith of the Russian Christians, she longed to write a story that revealed their faith during their dark years of persecution and a story of their impact on today's generation. The Sovereign's Daughter is the fruition of these hopes. Now writing full‐time in northern Minnesota while her husband, Andrew manages a lodge, Susan is the author of both novels and novellas. She draws upon her rich experience on both sides of the ocean to write stories that stir the Christian soul. Find out more about Susan and her writing at http://www.susanmaywarren.com/.
The Sovereign's Daughter will be available January 2008. I will have my personal review out as soon as possible.