Then…Grigory “Grisha” Potemkin has had a successful long association with the powerful Empress Catherine of Russia. But Catherine and Grisha are older now and face new threats, both from powers outside of Russia and from those close to them. Haunted by the horrors of his campaign against the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to construct a mosque in the heart of the empire. Unfortunately, Catherine’s much younger new lover, the ambitious Platon Zubov, stands in his way. Grisha determines that to preserve Catherine’s legacy he must save her from Zubov’s dangerous influence and win back her heart.
Now…When she learns she is the lost heiress to the Romanov throne, Veronica Herrera’s life turns upside down. Dmitry Potemkin, one of Grisha’s descendants, invites Veronica to Russia to accept a ceremonial position as Russia’s new tsarina. Seeking purpose, Veronica agrees to act as an advocate to free a Russian artist sentenced to prison for displaying paintings critical of the church and government. Veronica is both celebrated and chastised. As her political role comes under fire, Veronica is forced to decide between the glamorous perks of European royalty and staying true to herself.
In Jennifer Laam’s The Tsarina’s Legacy, unexpected connections between Grisha and Veronica are revealed as they struggle to make peace with the ghosts of their past and help secure a better future for themselves and the country they both love.
My Rating: 5 stars
The Tsarina’s Legacy is one that readers will always remember. I love how Jennifer Laam has weaved history through a fascinating fictional plot. A plot most intriguing. Art, history, and a romance unlike any that I have read. Readers will find a vast empire that began hundred years ago and full of interesting twists and turns every step of the way. There’s also, a love triangle and a lost heiress who will add more adventure to this brilliant masterpiece. Jennifer Laam has created a world of exploration for reader to follow and find out if all will end well for not only the characters but also, for their country.
A legacy worth reading, The Tsarina’s Legacy is an exciting adventure waiting at one’s fingertips. Jennifer Laam has taken readers to new heights in her lastest novel. One that involves Russia, Muslims Turks, and two lovers as well as a lost heiress. Empress Catherine has one lover who stand in the of another man’s plans. Another man who might win back her heart. Dangers are lruking everywhere. Both inside and out of Russia. Then there’s a young woman who finds out what her real destiny is. The lost heir. Immediately she is taken to Russia and that will duty calls. Can she handle it all and still be herself, or will everything be too much for her country and herself? I enjoyed reading this amazing piece by Jennifer Laam. Her characters are believable and her scenes grab readers in fast. A fast-paced and well-developed story that all must read. Overall, I highly recommend The Tsarina’s Leagacy to readers everywhere.