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Author: Mary Nichols
Genre: Women's Reads
Pub. Date: 11th April 2011
November 1920. Russia may have survived the Revolution, but a brutal civil war still rages. Families flee as the threat draws ever closer. However, as distant relatives of the Romanovs, the Kirilovs’ heritage means they are never far from danger. When tragedy strikes, four-year-old Lydia Kirilova is separated from her family; the only key to her identity is the opulent jewel concealed in her petticoat.
Struck by Lydia’s plight, a benevolent diplomat brings her to England. Surrounded by luxury and endless opportunities, Lydia enjoys a life many would wish for. Yet, as uncertainty shrouds even her birth date, she accepts an invitation to visit Russia with a charming, but mysterious man. It is the perfect chance to discover the past she hardly remembers, but will Lydia truly find a home?
'Mary Nichols is an outstanding writer of historical fiction who never fails to bring the past vividly to life and in The Kirilov Star, this terrific storyteller has penned a poignant, compelling and wonderfully evocative tale of powerful secrets, devastating deception and the redemptive power of love that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and turning the pages late into the night. With wonderfully nuanced characters that leap off the pages, heart-stopping twists and turns and captivating emotional drama that will have readers reaching for their tissues, The Kirilov Star is a first-class historical saga from the wonderful Mary Nichols!'Single Titles