I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
I’m going to start off by saying that this book was fantastic! I requested this book for early review because I have always been interested in the history of the Romanov’s. This Story has a unique style to it. It was written in two timelines: the point of view of Anna, in the present day, moving backwards and then the point of view Anastasia, in the past, moving forward until the very last page where both timelines meet in the middle and we find out the truth….. What happened to Anastasia and her family where over thrown during the Russian revolution and is Anna Anderson REALLY a Romanov or just an imposter. This story was tragic and there were parts that were jaw dropping especially when it came to Anastasia’s timeline (wont give any spoilers). Some of the content was hard to read simply because of the subject matter but it was the harsh truth about the things that the Romanov’s probably endured during their exile and execution. The realities of being a prisoner of war during that era. This isn’t a fairy tale and nothing was romanticized in any way. I had to walk away twice but kept coming back to see what happened. To learn the truth about who Anna Anderson really was and all I have to say is WOW.
I received this book from NetGalley for early review in exchange for an honest opinion. A print copy of this book will be on my shelf for sure. 5 out of 5 stars from The Dwarf Did It….
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