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KINDLE ✓ Anastasia's Secret Û Susanne Dunlap Gth of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death?Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life and love story of Russia's last princess When I first finished this book I was going to give it two stars but the I thought about it the I was bothered by this book First the good It was a very well researched book and I learned a lot about the Romanov family which I really liked Now the bad yes that is the only good thing I have to say about the book The romance was very unbelievable The only times they are together he is either condescending or bitter yet she falls madly in love with him In the afterword the author states that she wanted Anastasia to have a love story before she died Of course in her mind apparently this means not only falling in love but becoming sexually active Really? Of course this is okay because it happens after midnight on her 16th birthday so she is legally considered an adult Of course the entire family is heavily guarded at the time but they are able to find a store room that no one will go by or find them together in Right And of course there are no repercussions there is never any concern that she might become pregnant And when they are found out and they end up killing a guard the only remorse she feels is that her lover has to run away and she misses him Don't worry that someone died because they were so in love Ugh Word of warning this is not what I would consider an appropriate young adult novel there is nothing graphic but it doesn't really teach what I would want my young adult children to learn

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FREE MOBI ¹ DOC Anastasia's Secret 9781599904207 ☆ SUSANNE DUNLAP ☆ ❮Download❯ ✤ Anastasia's Secret Author Susanne Dunlap – Eyltransferservices.co.uk For Anastasia Romanov life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of rev For Anastasia Romanov life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government Anastasia and her family are exiled to ”’I’m old enough to know what love is truly’ I whispered‘Are you? Love is suffering’‘My brother suffers and I love him‘It’s not the same’” 35 out of 5 starsYet another Anastasia book The Romanovs never fail to fascinate the general public particularly Anastasia since she was so famously said to have been survived the attack on her family In this book it seems that the author was sitting in her chair one day and thought to herself “I need to write about Anastasia It’s not like there aren’t another bajillion and one books out there about her But MINE will be different Poor little thing never got to experience the touch of a man so I’ll make it happen for her fictionally” So we now have an Anastasia romance since everyone seems to feel sorry for the duchess who never got a chance at love And what we get is a good book but with a plotline I can’t help but feel would have been better suited to one of her older sisters Anastasia was simply not the type of person to make time for romance so it was bit hard to board the ship so to speak for the romance portion For Anastasia Romanov life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia But even while the rebels debate the family's future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows menacing romance uietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death? ”They still thought of me as the clown The one who could always find a way to make everyone laugh I realized they assumed that because I was the youngest sister I could be cheerful because I didn’t fully understand what was happening to us I had developed a realistic view of life and a deep existence of love and distance and sorrow and abandonment” Anastasia has always been known as the clown and the imp of the family often overlooked or criticized in favor of her classically elegant sisters As much as I loved Anastasia I don’t think the author got her true personality down It seemed like the author was trying to desperately hard to make Anastasia not the stereotypical kid sister who plays practical jokes that she forgot some of the ualities that made the real Anastasia truly stand out Here she just kind of blended into the background with the rest of her sisters Basically I wanted at least a little of the goofy part of her to come out Here I thought she was just too serious about things ”’It’s true they have not spoiled you and give you high and mighty airs But do you really know what it’s like to be what you call a normal person?’” Alexander aka Sasha is a soldier in the Russian army when he first meets Anastasia A fast friendship blooms between him and Anastasia as her shows her how the real world truly is different from her sheltered and isolated existence I liked him but the thing that kind of irked me was that he was always doubting Anastasia and her ideas It got annoying at times What kind of irked me throughout the novel is the several instances where the author took historical licenses throughout the book and perpetrated it as fact Here’s the deal; I’m all for authors taking historical license when it comes to writing about historical figures Oftentimes the information given out is so scant that authors are forced to do exactly that With Anastasia and her family though there were copious amounts of resources at Ms Dunlap’s disposal to get the facts correctly I’m not an expert on the Romanovs but I found several inaccuracies within the text None of them were so bad to warrant a major history buff freak out but it will probably cause some minor annoyances for those who do know about this family then meAs far as the story goes I think that while the plotline is imaginative I think it would have been better suited to one of Anastasia’s older sisters particularly Marie though I’m probably biased because she’s my favorite out of the four For some reason I just couldn’t picture Anastasia in the role the author wrote for her particularly given the real life Anastasia’s personality She wasn’t one to dally in romantic whims or wish upon a star for a husband Honestly this read like the book version of the film Anastasia then a direct representation Probably the biggest thing that irked me is what pretty much irked everyone else; that big thing that happened on page 201 I too had a problem with it Not because it happened itself because duh stuff like this is bound to happen but because I just felt that it didn’t ring true to Anastasia herself and her personality I don’t know why the author insisted on doing this other than to spice up the plot but I thought it was unnecessary Another thing that bothered me was the fact that author doesn’t focus much time on the other members of Anastasia’s family It’s like the author only made it so that the world revolved around Anastasia and Sasha Her siblings and parents were there but acted as background noise then actual characters I would have loved to have seen of their family dynamic since they were so close in real life If the author had interchanged Anastasia with Marie this book would have worked out great With Anastasia the book was still good but it didn’t ring true at least to me

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Anastasia's SecretSiberia But even while the rebels debate the family's future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows menacing romance uietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood But will the stren This is a seriously boring book It was difficult for me to stick with and finish but I did it Patting myself on back hereAnastasia Romanova was a young Russian princess whose royal family was overthrown and held captive during World War One Apparently Russians got sick and tired of going hungry and living poorly while their royal betters lived the high life with servants and numerous homes to choose from and many meals a day At the end of their captivity the entire Romanov family was taken to a basement and murdered There has always been possibility and speculation that one or two of them survived Fascainating stuff right? WellThe problem with this novel and I rarely say this is the first person POV It is told from Anastasia's point of view and with her hardly ever leaving their current home and being sent from the room everytime the conversations get interesting all the juicy stuff is third hand instead of experienced first hand and falls flat Russia was obviously a very happening and exciting place during all this revolution and anger but readers never get a look at anything going on outside of Anastasia's very sheltered world The book ends up being about a make believe romance Anastasia has with a guard while she moves one prison to another Also tho I realize this is a young adult novel I feel twelve years and up can handle a bit of death I mean look at the video games they play nowdays So why is the massacre just mentioned in the epilogue? The book ends with the royal family moving again and only a brief telling in the epilogue of one of the most fascinating mass murders in history Didn't work for me