The Diamond Secret

The Diamond Secret

A Retelling Of "Anastasia"

Paperback - 2009
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After the Russian Revolution, Empress Marie, the czar's mother, who escaped to Paris, offers a reward for the return of her missing granddaughter, the princess Anastasia. Eager to collect the large sum, two friends hatch a plan to fool Empress Marie and convince Nadya, a mischievous and quick-witted kitchen girl at a Russian tavern, to accompany them to France. Nadya resembles the famous Anastasia, but can't remember her life before the revolution. Eager for the future, Nadya and her new friends venture across Europe, discovering new terrain of friendship, family, and love.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2009
ISBN: 9781416975304


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Dec 30, 2015

The myth surrounding Anastasia is particularly interesting, perhaps because it has clear roots in history. This was a very well told version of "Anastasia" and the side story is incredibly touching.

JINGNA_1 Jul 13, 2013

This book is great! At first I couldn't tell who the main character was, but later it became clearer. Its a wonderful book! I recommend it to any one that is in for a surprise and romance!

white_swan_90 Jun 26, 2013

this was an awesome story! couldn't be any better

Feb 07, 2012

The tale of Anastasia, with an interesting, romantic story-line. Loved it!

Oct 21, 2011

Very good book.

Captain_America Sep 19, 2011

THIS BOOK IS SO AMAZING!! This series is so cool. I read like two and a half one Sunday. I just couldn't put it down.

crystal_dark Sep 18, 2011

I loved this book! I felt that this was a beautifully re-told version of Anastasia filled with love, adventure, and a bit of mystery that made it a great read filled with interesting twists that kept me reading non-stop till the very end.


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crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“If these were indications of new love, as Sergei expected they were, then he was not surprised. All that scraping and arguing, the teasing and playful antagonism, could only mean on thing. It was a sure sign of attraction.”


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