So many questions have always surrounded Tsarina Anastasia. I think we all secretly wanted this young princess to be alive. This novel moves you and makes you block out the noise around as you step back in time and witness the young girl and the penniless older woman who claimed to be the only survivor of the Romanovs. Such passion about the subject comes through and makes you wonder and believe.
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon ($26.95*, Doubleday Books), recommended by Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.