Meet the Heroine: Néandra

Meet Néandra  Photo by Luke Braswell. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Néandra Konina Gatspierre DucelleFrom: Jordinia Featured in: The Last Empress: A Jordinia Prequel by C.K. BrookeStatus: Empress of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Dark hair, soft-spoken, always sees the best in people—arguably to a fault. Motivations: With traditional values yet an optimistic spirit, Néandra is motivated … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Néandra

Book Review: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

This is a very neat little retelling/fictitious diary of Marie Antoinette's younger years, and her days before she becomes the notorious Queen of France. The author uses her imagination to invent a childhood for Marie that girls today may relate to, and all the events leading up to her arranged marriage and the obscene pomp … Continue reading Book Review: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

Book Review: Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer

This book was originally part of Scholastic's Royal Diaries series. We meet the last Grand Duchess of Russia, Anastasia, in her tender adolescence, and read all about what her life was like with her siblings, prior to the Revolution and their deaths. This diary-formatted book is a good introduction to the history of the Romanovs and … Continue reading Book Review: Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer