An ambitious historical novel that follows the lives of three women from different time periods -- Veronica, an aspiring historian living in present-day Los Angeles; Lena, a servant in the imperial Russian court of 1902; and Charlotte, a former ballerina living in World War II occupied Paris – whose stories converge when a long-held secret concerning the Romanov family is finally revealed. By turns a tender love story and suspenseful page-turner, this riveting debut is a meditation on the persistent influence of the past and the redemptive power of the truth.
WORLD RIGHTS: St. Martin's Press
Jennifer Laam holds a Masters degree in History and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian Studies. She lives near Sacramento. This is her debut novel.