For our November 6th Book Discussion Group we were to read The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs’ brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family. Does he hold the key to the many questions surrounding the family’s murder? Historically vivid and compelling, The Kitchen Boy is also a touching portrait of a loving family that was in many ways similar, yet so different, from any other.
The book is excellent! I must say if it was not for the book group I really do not think I ever would of picked the book to read. But I am so glad I did! The book is one of those books I don't think I will ever forget.
I found myself caught in the story - wanting more and more about the Tsar, his family, the Russian government and of course the Kitchen Boy.
I don't want to say much about the story line - It is so important that you experience the book - you will be amazed!
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander is available at AMAZON