Ok, so I have to say this week’s book was so not what I hoped it would be… bah.
I was really excited to read the next book on my To Be Read List. It was a step outside my regular book box, but not a huge step. I am fascinated by the story of Anastasia and many things Romanov, so I was really looking forward to Robert Alexander’s Romanov Bride. I hate to say that it just didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
It was well written, but the characters just didn’t grab me. I didn’t connect with them, and I really love that in books. I think the character that offered the most connection for me was the Russian Poet turned revolutionary, but he was only around for a handful of chapters. The main characters (Pavel & Ella) were uninteresting at best. I’d have loved to learn more about the children or Sergei or the servants or the other revolutionaries or anyone for that matter…
I’m a pretty fast reader, unless I’m not feeling a book and this one took me forever! It isn’t a long read, it just wasn’t an engaging one for me.
Have any of you read it? or something like it that I might enjoy more? any suggestions?