Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Review: The Romanov Stone by Robert C Yeager

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Abbot Press via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Continuing the great books for your new ereader or tablet, I've got a book that mixes Russian history, genealogy and a mystery!

The Romanov Stone cover


On her deathbed, Kate Gavrill's mother finally tells her the truth: she is a descendant of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. Kate is the final heir to a family fortune, but nothing is simple in the tragic history of the Romanov clan. In order to claim the royal riches, Kate must find a long-missing alexandrite gem-the Romanov Stone-which is no easy task.

Simon Blake, a respected New York gemologist, will be her companion as they travel overseas in search of the legendary jewel. They will not be fighting historians or archaeologists, however. Instead, they must go up against jewel thieves, members of a blood-thirsty crime syndicate, and a sinister cleric trained in mind control.

Simon wants to find the stone as much as Kate does, but his romantic feelings for her make him more protective than proactive. He wants no harm to come to Kate, whereas she is fiercely driven by the need to make sense of her family history. She knows she deserves the fortune. Kate will find the Alexandrite and restore honor to the Romanov line-if it's the last thing she does


Tsarist Russian history has always been a huge draw for me, as I've shared before, so it was no surprise that I picked this book up, when it was offered for review! This book immediately grabs the readers attention, and for any reader who loves Da Vinci Code style books, you'll be hooked totally by the end of Chapter 2. Yeager does a great job taking you back and forth in history as he tells the story of the stone and lost loves. It's a fun and quick read with a bit of a surprise ending, that is great for reading by the fire on these cold Winter days!

About the Author:

Robert C. Yeager has written for Readers Digest, Family Circle, The New York Times and many others. His previous fiction won Top 100 selection in’s worldwide Breakthrough Novel competition. He lives in Oakland and The Sea Ranch, California. Check out his webpage for more info,

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