2011 Release: The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak

by Eva Stachniak

Release Date:  December 27, 2011


Behind every great ruler lies a betrayal. Eva Stachniak's novel sweeps readers into the passionate, intimate, and treacherous world of Catherine the Great, revealing Russia's greatest monarch from her earliest days in court, where the most valuable currency was the secrets of nobility and the most dangerous weapon to wield was ambition.

Two young women, caught in the landscape of shifting allegiances, navigate the treacherous waters of palace intrigue. Barbara, the narrator, is a servant who will become one of Russia's most cunning royal spies. Sophie is a naive German duchess who will become Catherine the Great. For readers of superb historical fiction, Eva Stachniak captures in glorious detail the opulence of royalty and the perilous loyalties of the Russian court.



  1. The synopsis of this book sounds great.

  2. Aaack. ANOTHER time period in history that I love.

  3. YES! This looks so delish -- I adore Catherine and can't get enough of her!

  4. I have not read anything about Catherine the Great, but this sounds like a good book to start with! I swear, Amy, your blog puts more books on my TBR list!

  5. This book sounds great, I guess its time to expand to other countries England is becoming like another family.
    Thanks for telling us about this book. wonder what happens when my kindle gets full.

  6. I love the cover. It gives just the right feel to match the descriptions of the book.


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