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The Funeral Bride (The Autobiography of…

The Funeral Bride (The Autobiography of Empress Alexandra) (Volume 1)

by Kathleen McKenna Hewtson

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Like many other readers of this book, i have read whatever i could get my hands on regarding the Romanov dynasty. THIS book by Hewtson is incredibly unique in its insight.
What and who helped shape Alexandra into the empress she would one day become? Her years in Hesse and the early death of her mother- one of Queen Victoria's daughters? The devotion , security, and friendship with her brother Ernie? The gossip and envy of relatives and hangers-on that affected her self-image and closed her down emotionally? The overly powerful control of her grandmother who used her children and grandchildren as puppets? Her belief that to be a royal was a divine assignation?
ALL of these things combined made a whole i believe. The focus of the book revolves around the years prior to her crowning as Empress Alexandra....the time leading up to the death of the tsar that created a hasty wedding for her and Nicholas. A funeral bride.
I could not read this book quickly enough but put on the brakes as the book was coming to a close- it was THAT good. I dreaded the end and am salivating for more from this author! ( )
  linda.marsheells | Feb 15, 2016 |
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