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Historical epic of royalty and rural family, a coming-of-age tale, a can’t-put-it-down drama. Catherine II seizes the imperial crown of Russia and a thousand miles away a Rhineland boy’s life changes forever.
Uprooted from his home near the Rhine River and taken to a hostile land on the Russian steppes, Christian comes up against adversity and setbacks as he attempts to make a new life for himself. His efforts at enlisting a blacksmith and Gypsies to help a Russian girl sold into servitude put all their lives in deadly peril.
Meanwhile, Catherine, in her new role as empress, is surrounded by court intrigue and secret plots to overthrow her; rumors of her lover’s infidelity; an army of wild Cossacks and escaped serfs thundering down on Saratov intent on burning the city, sacking Moscow and locking the empress in a convent.
Can Catherine stay safe from those who would overthrow – or kill her? Can Christian protect the Russian girl? How can his family survive the winter after what has happened?
I loved ‘Destinies’. It’s a book that is as beautifully written as anything I’ve read in many years. Strongly recommended.
Hey Bob…I wasn’t familiar with it, but it does sound great. Leave it to an old history dog like yourself to know..thanks, buddy…
It’s a superb book, Tom. It tells the story of German immigrants settling around the Volga River in Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. You’re right, I do love history, but Destinies is a beautifully written book in its own right.
One heckuva combination, then. I love histories also, whether they be fictional or otherwise. I’ll have to have a look. How are things over on your side of the pond?
Not bad thank you. I’m starting work on a sequel to The Sunset. How are you doing? When is ‘Restless Souls’ to be released. I want to add it to my Kindle collection.
A sequel, eh? Interesting…I’m way curious to know what direction you’re going with that.
I’m finishing up a couple edits I decided to do, after rereading all the stories. After that, we should be good to go. Not sure if we’re going to do any pre-pub reviews before launch, like we did with The Clearing, but if we are, I have some folks lined up. You can jump on that train if you like. And write me down for a review of yours, right now please…
I’ve been holding that review I wrote of Restless Souls a few weeks ago. Just tell me what you want me to do with it.
Hmm. I think I could have phrased that better.
In the fine tradition of sucking up until the review is posted, I’ll tactfully withhold any responses…
Thanks so much for featuring Destinies here, Tom. And thanks to Bob Atkinson for telling me. I wish I could splash this around Facebook but I just did that with Karen’s site and feature of the book and giveaways. I might get squashed if I overdo it. But thanks so much, I am so pleased tht you did this.
It’s my pleasure, Karleene…I love historical novels, and Bob tells me yours is a great one. I’m putting it on my TBR list…best of luck with it!