The Romanov Stone

Her mother s deathbed revelation that she is a descendant of Nicholas II, Russia s last tsar, launches reclusive Kate Gavrill on a bold search for her family s lost fortune But nothing is simple in the tragic history of the Romanov clan Only by finding the rarest of precious gems a fabulous, long missing alexandrite can Kate claim her treasure.As she crisscrosses EuropHer mother s deathbed revelation that she is a descendant of Nicholas II, Russia s last tsar, launches reclusive Kate Gavrill on a bold search for her family s lost fortune But nothing is simple in the tragic history of the Romanov clan Only by finding the rarest of precious gems a fabulous, long missing alexandrite can Kate claim her treasure.As she crisscrosses Europe, Kate s companion is gemologist Simon Blake Though deeply attracted to each other, the pair must overcome Colombian jewel thieves, blood thirsty Ukrainian mafiya, and a sinister cleric trained in mind control, each hoping to seize the Romanov Stone.Historical characters play pivotal roles in The Romanov Stone With his wife distracted by their son s illness and the dark priest Rasputin, Nicholas II starts an affair with Moscow ballerina Anya Putyatin Their love child, later killed by Bolsheviks, is the grandmother Kate never knew.Haunted by her past, driven by a promise to her mother to restore their family s name, Kate risks all for a prize she may never attain.
The Romanov Stone Her mother s deathbed revelation that she is a descendant of Nicholas II Russia s last tsar launches reclusive Kate Gavrill on a bold search for her family s lost fortune But nothing is simple in th

  • Title: The Romanov Stone
  • Author: Robert C. Yeager
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. When the past becomes your present what do you do? When the history of your family comes front and center and takes over your future how do you handle what you chose to forgo and forget? Imagine the beauty, color, luster, and purplish fire that emanates from a precious and valuable gem. Imagine how so many covet these precious gems and would do anything to obtain them even kill. What if you were the last Czar of Russia and a special stone was created called the Tsavevitch Stone. This stone is gr [...]

    2. Loved this book. The storyline centers around the Romanov family from Russia. It is full of mystery, thrill with just the right amount of romance. Loved it and would recommend it to allbertcyeager/

    3. What if Russian Tsar Nicholas II had fathered a child with a Russian ballerina? And, what if the tsar had deposited a veritable fortune in an English bank for the child and her mother which could be claimed only if the heir presented the elusive Romanov Stone whose container is a Faberge jeweled egg? Fast forward to the present and add in a direct descendant of Rasputin, members of the Ukrainian mob, a Colombian jewel thief who wants to retire and a gemologist who falls in love with the only liv [...]

    4. I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. I have a love for all things Romanov anyway, as one of my finest memories is watching Nicholas and Alexandria with my Grandmother before her passing. That and the whole Did They All Die and Rasputin mystique make it a playground for Historical Fiction writers.This one stays true to the characters and introduces some external modern day characters to flesh out the mystery of the Romanov Stone.It is a quick read despite the page numbers as it is inte [...]

    5. I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to. It's an interesting concept about a subject that fascinates me. The final 1/4 was a bit challenging in that I found it difficult to follow what exactly was happening and who was who. Many characters all running about and a bit of a mish mash of story telling but he cleans it all up nicely by the final chapter in a satisfactory manner. Overall a quite good read.

    6. I enjoyed this book as I am fascinated by the Romanov's . I thought the pacing was mostly good and never found myself skipping lines. I didn't like the references during the story to how Kate felt about things later in her life and I felt the story wasn't fleshed out enough when she first went to Russia. I really liked all of the characters though and it seemed the author did a good amount of research.

    7. Kate Gavrill, economic professor and competitive diver, discovers she is a direct descendent of Czar Nicholas II when her mother is murdered. With possession of the priceless Romanov Stone, she will be able to access a fortune left in an English Bank. But Rasputin also has a direct descendent that is willing to help with the search for the jewel. Will he bring her down, just like his ancestor did to the Czar's family?Gemologist Simon Blake may hold the answers to Kate's questions.

    8. Great premise, slow deliveryThe premise of this book could have made it a much better read, that would help my interest long enough to be sure to complete it; without a spoiler, I can also say I am disappointed in the ending. Perhaps it is a good ending, but I think it could've been better as well.

    9. While the concept of this story was interesting, I'm not generally a fan of books that skip between the past and the present. It tends to just annoy me. In addition, his writing bordered on being too descriptive for my tastes. However, the book was well-researched and thought out. I just don't think it was my type of book.

    10. PlausibleGood story kept me up for hours will be looking for More by this author.wish the ending had been different

    11. Here's another candidate for the DNF pile of 2014. It's not that it's not well researched but it's draggy and it makes an assumption that goes against known history of the Romanovs. Deleting now

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