Giveaway for Anastasia Romanov’s 111th birthday

The fate of Anastasia Romanov is one of life’s great mysteries, and today would have been her 111th birthday.  She was the last of four daughters born to Tsar Nikolas Romanov and his wife Alexandra.  Following the tragic execution of the Russian Royal family in 1918, officials were never able to recover the remains of Anastasia.  There have been numerous tales of her supposed escape from Russia, fueling speculation that a daughter of Russia’s last sovereign ruler survived the revolution that destroyed her immediate family.

About The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen:

She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything?

If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood.

Doesn’t this sound like an excellent read? You can win a copy by commenting on this post about what fascinates you about Anastasia Romanov or if you’ve read other books about her that you’d recommend to me.

Deadline to enter is June 22, 2012, at 11:59PM EST for U.S. and Canadian residents only.


  1. Jennifer Irving says

    Love conspiracy theories and would really love to think she got saved, but I doubt it. I mean if those men were brutal enough to kill children, they wouldn’t have let her live.

  2. MArtha Lawson says

    I’d love to be entered to win this one. It sounds intriquing!!

  3. The mystique of Antastasia lives on. I have been intrigued with the family and this historical era for many years. Many thanks.

  4. Rachel W. says

    I find the entire Russian Revolution fascinating– thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I actually don’t think I’ve read anything about her or even see the animated movie. I am somewhat familiar with some of the stories surrounding her though.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven’t read anything about the Romanovs, but the rumors about Anastasia surviving are intriguing.

  7. Anita Yancey says

    What fascinates me about the book is the time period and that the setting is in Russia. I would love to read this book and find out more about it. I haven’t read any other books about this. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. I have always thought that the Anastasia story sounds almost like a fairytale. Very interesting! I haven’t read any books yet but have seen a few movies that probably helped with the whole fairytale like quality.


  9. I want to read The Last Romanov so badly! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I have no idea what caused it, but when I was I’m gonna guess 13 or so, I became really intrigued by the Romanov’s. I remember there was a movie and book about a woman, Anna Anderson who had come fore ward and said she was Anastasia. I was hooked! I remember buying a book about it and reading it.



  10. i would love to read The Last Romanov, so thanx for the giveaway!!
    what fascinates me about the Romanovs is that i know almost nothing about them & have always been curious about them!!!

  11. I have always been fascinated by the idea that Anastasia survived. I always hoped that she lived. When I was a young girl, there was a television movie about it that starred Amy Irving as Anastasia. I remember I could not wait until it came on! So you can pretty much say I’ve had a lifelong interest in the Romanovs and Anastasia.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. For some reason, I have been fascinated by Tsarist Russia for years, in particular, the last Romanov family. Why? I’m not sure. I would like to know how this rumor got started that Anastasia survived. I’ve seen film showing them all being shot. Such incredible horror! I’d love to win this book.

  13. The Romanovs and the era of the Russian Revolution is such an interesting historical subject. An interesting book about Anna Anderson who claimed, and was believed to be Anastasia is Ariana Franklin’s City of Shadows.


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