TitleI Was Anastasia
AuthorAriel Lawhon
ImprintAriel Lawhon Ltd
Sales rank4.5


Ariel Lawhon, a rising star in historical suspense, unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson s fifty year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the thief of another woman s legacy Countless others have rendered their verdict Now it is your turn.Russia, July 17, 1918 Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad None survive At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.Germany, February 17, 1920 A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water or even acknowledge her rescuers, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless horrific scars When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious young woman claims to be the Russian grand duchess As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre at Ekaterinburg, old enemies and new threats are awakened The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov spans fifty years and touches three continents This thrilling saga is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.



I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

This book, for me, was mediocre The history behind this story was fascinating, but the way the story was executed, was ill conceived There were two alternating story lines that were asynchronous to one another, which made for a pretty confusing reading experience However, with all that being said, I... (Sign in to see more)


I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

I am Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon is a 2018 Doubleday publication No matter how many movies, documentaries, or books I ve watched or read, the romantic in me simply can t resist the fascination and the mystery of Anastasia Romanov This book examines the life of Anna Anderson, who claimed she was Anasta... (Sign in to see more)


I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth Sir Arthur Conan DoyleMost people know the story of the execution assassination of Tsar Nicholas II and the rest of the Romanov family in Elakterinburg, Russia at the hands of the Bolsheviks following th... (Sign in to see more)


I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

i am absolutely obsessed with all things romanov i couldnt tell you how many times i watched the animated film anastasia as a girl and what i thought was just a childhood phase has slowly become something of a passion, so you can imagine my excitement when this book came out earlier this ye... (Sign in to see more)

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

4 engrossing stars to I Was Anastasia Being approved to read an early copy of I Was Anastasia was like winning the lottery to this historical fiction fan Not only because of my love for the genre, but also because of my interest in Anastasia Not because she was a princess necessarily, but because gr... (Sign in to see more)


I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

Those unfamiliar with the Anastasia Romanov Anna Anderson story will find much to like in this fictional novel It s an effective introduction to the bizarre controversy surrounding two historical people My experience was a bit different As others have mentioned, Anastasia s story is told chronologic... (Sign in to see more)

Diane S ☔

I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

3.5 I am fairly familiar with the last days of the Romanovs, having read a few non fiction books about the subject The woman who appears and tries to prove that she is a Romanovs daughter Anastasia, I was less familiar In alternating chapters we follow both stories The one of the Romanovs imprisonmr... (Sign in to see more)

Angela M

I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 3.5 stars view spoiler Even though I knew the story of The Romanovs and their fate, I knew very little about Anna Anderson who for decades claimed to be Anastasia Romanov and worked to prove that she survived the firing ... (Sign in to see more)

Susan Meissner

I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

I adored this book It was cleverly constructed, expertly researched, deeply moving and I couldn t wait to get to it at the end of the day, which is when I read for pleasure Highly recommend, folks.


I Was Anastasia By Ariel Lawhon

I admit to being endlessly fascinated with Romanov family history and with the woman who claimed to be Anastasia So apparently is Ariel Lawhon, as she weaves together both those stories in her latest work of historical fiction one, about the last tragic eighteen months of the Romanov family s lives ... (Sign in to see more)

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