Anastasia by Colin Falconer takes the theory that Anastasia Romanov survived the night her family was murdered, combines it with a young woman who looks like Anastasia but has no memory of her life prior to leaving Russia, and spins a love story than spans four countries and three continents over the course of several years. The author did an excellent job describing 1920s Shanghai, Berlin, London, and New York City. The story is told in the alternating voices of Anastasia and Michael (an American journalist who rescues Anastasia from a river as well as life on the streets as a prostitute). I never had to pause to remember whose chapter I was reading since they had very distinct voices. Anastasia reads fast and is very sweet. The ending was a complete surprise and not necessarily what I wanted, but it does seem like a fitting end to the story.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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