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Order to be jealous and Prince Nikolai hadn't earned the name Ice King for nothing He seemed devoid of all emotion­ particularly love What had happened to him wondered Tanya to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it? The answer to the uestion was shocking and it turned Tanya's feelings into a confused mixture of pityand lo I bought this back in 1980 and have read this many times since It is part of her Russian Series I fell in love with the characters she developed over this series of books as well as her descriptions of the Russian landscape and culture under the Romanovs Set in 18191820 St Petersburg I loved this story of Anna and Prince Nikolai Volkhov and the other secondary characters are well developed tooSynopsis Tanya had resigned herself to her dismal fate she had no money and now with the death of her uncle no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg and Tanya was thrilled and grateful St Petersburg was the city of her dreams She was determined to pack a lifetime into that one all too short visit And the disturbing Prince Nikolai was there to see that she did He was acting like a jealous man But the moment the thought entered her head Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible A person had to have feelings in order to be jealous and Prince Nikolai hadn't earned the name Ice King for nothing He seemed devoid of all emotion­ particularly love What had happened to him wondered Tanya to turn his heart so cold that no woman had been able to thaw it? The answer to the uestion was shocking and it turned Tanya's feelings into a confused mixture of pityand love

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The ice kingShe'd resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money and now with the death of her uncle no home The solution was a virtual prison sentence she must take a job as companion to a reclusive and ailing old woman in a remote Russian Village But fate granted her a reprieve Kindly relatives offered her a season in St Petersburg and Tanya was th The book blurb pretty much says it all and I'm five or six book reviews behind plus some Vine swag so I'm cutting this short A uick easy read setting is St Petersburg around 1819 or thereabouts A slightly angsty hero with issues from his past that led him to shut himself up and earned a reputation as the Ice King Poor heroine comes to town and she slowly melts him down Not a lot of action the heroine and the family she stays with spend lots of time getting escorted around St Pete and seeing the sights in between spots of drama leading up to the HEA Not great not bad either

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Read eBook á The ice king Paperback Ë eyltransferservices à ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The ice king ✩ Author Dinah Dean – Eyltransferservices.co.uk She'd resigned herself to her dismal fate Tanya had no money and now with the death of her uncle no home The solution was a virtual prison senteRilled and grateful St Petersburg was the city of her dreams She was determined to pack a lifetime into that one all too short visit And the disturbing Prince Nikolai was there to see that she did He was acting like a jealous man But the moment the thought entered her head Tanya dismissed it as utterly impossible A person had to have feelings in My second book by this author the first being the Cockermouth Mail which was surprisingly well put together This book is set in the same time period of Regency Period but in Russia which was a new and interesting setting to me I had read very few historical fiction set in Russia before this book and this one was full and by full do I mean chock full of historical facts It is loaded with details of every sort of architectural tidbits about the buildings and people of the time I saw that the author spent a lot of time traveling to Russia and it shows in this book That kind of historical detail is to be commended and was common for the older traditional historical fiction novelsBut perhaps because I am not as used to Russian society and its rules the book failed to enchant me It was well written for the most part There are almost no villains aside from the Ice King's late wife and her brother and everyone behaved scrupulously well Men were gentlemen to a fault and Tanya had pleasant relationships with all the women around her The only conflictmystery to the book was what had happened to the Ice King in the past and it is revealed that view spoilerhis late wife was a beautiful and horrible woman who flaunted her affairs in front of his face and even died pregnant with one of her lovers She had apparently approached Nikolai for recognition of the child as his and he had refused She then was petulant and angry and miscarried her child falling down stairs an accident which immobilized her Thereafter she killed herself by swallowing some of her medicine He had then been so downcast and downtrodden from that wreck of a marriage that he had had his own affair with one of his serfs ? and had a son from that affair that he recognized hide spoiler