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Let’s Read – December 14, 2016

By Mary Barrett

The Crown and the Crucible (The Russians Book #1)

By Michael Phillips and Judith Pell

Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington,

Minnesota 55438

407 pages, paperback, $17.00, ISBN 978-0-7642-1850-7

Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined. Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk and spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. But the aristocracy cannot be isolated forever from the forces that buffet the mighty Russian Empire.

Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than seventy of his own titles. Judith Pella is a bestselling, award-winning author whose in-depth research combines with her skillful storytelling.

A House Divided (The Russians Book #2)

297 pages, paperback, $15.00, ISBN 9780-7642-1851-4

As the war in the Balkans draws to its bitter close, Prince Sergei Fedorcenko returns to St. Petersburg and to his love, the young servant Anna Burenin. But the battle still rages, both within Sergei’s heart and in the revolution that threatens to overthrow the tsar’s tenuous control over his vast empire.

Travail & Triumph (The Russians Book #3)

347 pages, paperback, $17.00, ISBN 978-7642-1852-1

The Fedorcenko family has much to rejoice in with the marriage of Princess Katrina, the anticipation of a new baby, and the return of Prince Sergei. Even as they celebrate, rebel forces are at work to overthrow the tsar and the house of Fedorcenko along with him.

Heirs of the Motherland (The Russians Book #4)

329 pages, paperback, $16.00, ISBN 978-7642-1853-8

Eighteen years after the birth of his daughter, Count Dmitri Remizov returns to Russia from exile to claim the child he left behind. Sergei and Anna, still hiding in Katyk also face difficult decisions. As the nineteenth century draws to a close and revolutionary fervor runs high, the Burenins and the Fedorcenkos find themselves caught in a maelstrom of change.

These books can be found at your local bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the above address, by using the website www.bethanyhouse.com, by calling 800-877-2665 or by checking your local library.

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