The Jewel of St Petersburg- Kate Furnivall

It took a while to get into this book, but by the end, I couldn’t put it down! An interesting narrative which manages to successfully weave a tale of forbidden love and treachery with Russian history. The characters are portrayed vividly so you can’t help but be drawn to the plight of some, whilst loathing others. Given that the book is almost 500 pages long, I found the ending quite abrupt, but maybe that’s just because I wanted to know more about what happened next to the characters!