When Fabergé specialist Assia Wynfield learns of the discovery of a long-lost Fabergé egg made for the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, daughter of the last Tsar of Russia, she appears to be the only person with misgivings.
On travelling to St. Petersburg to see the egg, Assia moves among Russia’s new rich but finds herself pulled back into a family past she would rather forget. With news that a friend is missing, Assia starts to dig deeper.
But does she really want the answers to the questions she is asking?
Set in today’s glamorous world of Russian art with glimpses into the lives of the last Romanovs as their empire crumbled in the wake of the Russian Revolution, Olga’s Egg is an enthralling tale of love, family secrets and the artistic treasures that conceal them.
I love Russian history and this was a delightful story that combined the secrets of the past with the present – and I really enjoyed it!
The book is well researched and it is quite clear that the author knows her subject and that made it even more enjoyable for me, I will admit to having a look online at the different Fabergé eggs so the book certainly sparked my interest in that subject!
I loved the different settings in the book, the main characters were well developed and I thought that they worked well together. I found the book easy to read and I had started and finished it the same afternoon.
Four stars from me, a well written story that I really enjoyed!
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41839253-olga-s-egg
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sophie Law was born in London in 1981 and studied at Oxford University and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
She began her career as a Russian art expert at Bonhams in 2006.
After a number of years heading the Russian department and as a UK Board Director at Bonhams, she now acts as a consultant specialist.
She lives with her husband and daughter in Oxford.