"Well-researched, clever, and compelling, this promising debut novel (is)...peopled with well-motivated, well-drawn, characters. The clear prose and lively dialogue impel the reader forward. The suspenseful and complex plot leads to a graceful, but startling resolution. Jennifer Laam is an emerging novelist to watch." —Roberta Rich, international bestselling author of The Midwife of Venice
“Weaves a lively tale...Laam [tells] her story with verve and imagination.” —Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker
“Laam has not only created a captivating tale, but has woven a delicate and resonant fabric from the timeless threads of love and loyalty, betrayal and redemption.” —Pam Jenoff, international bestselling author of The Ambassador's Daughter
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"A legacy worth reading...an exciting adventure waiting at one’s fingertips. Jennifer Laam has taken readers to new heights in her latest novel...A fast-paced and well-developed story." - San Francisco Book Review
"A vivid portrait of imperial Russia with lush historical detail, The Tsarina's Legacy is also a very timely and thought-provoking read. Jennifer Laam gives us another master class in intertwining two storylines that are separated by hundreds of years but inform one another in lovely, relevant, and surprising ways... An expertly crafted novel." - Alyssa Palombo, author of The Violinist of Venice
"The unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin’s beautiful wife, Natalya, a woman much admired at Court, and how she became reviled as the villain of St. Petersburg." Read more from the Macmillan Publishers website.