By Jennifer Laam
Then...Grigory "Grisha" Potemkin has had a winning lengthy organization with the strong Empress Catherine of Russia. yet Catherine and Grisha are older now and face new threats, either from powers outdoor of Russia and from these on the subject of them. Haunted by way of the horrors of his crusade opposed to the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to build a mosque within the center of the empire. regrettably, Catherine's a lot more youthful new lover, the formidable Platon Zubov, stands in his method. Grisha determines that to maintain Catherine's legacy he needs to retailer her from Zubov's risky impression and win again her heart.
Now...When she learns she is the misplaced heiress to the Romanov throne, Veronica Herrera's lifestyles turns the wrong way up. Dmitry Potemkin, certainly one of Grisha's descendants, invitations Veronica to Russia to just accept a ceremonial place as Russia's new tsarina. looking goal, Veronica consents to behave as an recommend to unfastened a Russian artist sentenced to felony for showing work severe of the church and executive. Veronica is either celebrated and chastised. As her political function comes below fireplace, Veronica is compelled to determine among the glamorous perks of eu royalty and staying real to herself.
In Jennifer Laam's The Tsarina's Legacy, unforeseen connections among Grisha and Veronica are published as they try to make peace with the ghosts in their previous and support safe a greater destiny for themselves and the rustic they either love.
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