The Romanov empress

The Romanov empress

Gortner, C. W., author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Personal Subject
Marie Fedorovna, Empress, consort of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1847-1928.
Romanov, House of-Fiction.

Subject Term
Empresses -- Russia -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Russia -- History -- Alexander III, 1881-1894 -- Fiction.
Russia -- History -- Revolution, 1905-1907 -- Fiction.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.

Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage--as her older sister Alix has done, moving to England to wed Queen Victoria's eldest son. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir and becomes empress once he ascends the throne. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie--now called Maria--must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love. Her husband's death leaves their son Nicholas as the inexperienced ruler of a deeply divided and crumbling empire. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas's strong-willed wife, Alexandra, whose fervor has lead her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookFICTION GOR11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION GOR11Fiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBookFICTION GOR11Fiction Collection