Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison


Set in early 20th century Russia, Enchantments is the story of Rasputin’s daughter Masha, and her relationship with the young Romanov heir Alyosha.  The revolution is underway and the royal family is under house arrest.  Masha’s father has been murdered and their own fates remain unknown.

I enjoyed learning about this young woman who escaped the fate of the Romanovs, and Harrison’s portrayal of a tender relationship between two young people who try to find love and friendship in the midst of impending doom.  It was a good effort, although there were times when the story lacked fluidity and seemed a bit dry.

3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012
314 pages


About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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