Books I’ve read with Family or Friends?

Nicholas and Alexandra

These last couple of weeks have been difficult for me. While I’ve enjoyed books; I don’t know if I’ve ever enjoyed a book “with” a friend or family member.

Oh, yeah. I’ve read books to my children, but it’s back to the memory thing; you know? I don’t remember what they were. I’m sorry. I can’t for the life of me remember any books enjoyed with someone else.

WAIT! I do remember a book we read in one of my high school classes. That would have been enjoyed with friends, right? It must have been a history class or something of that sort where we read “Nicholas and Alexandra”.

They were the last imperial family of Tsarist Russia before the revolution. IMHO – It was a well-written book on that piece of history. It evoked my empathy toward the family.

It was heart-rending to read of those times and what happened to that family. I know there are those who think Nicholas deserved what he got, but what about his family? His innocent children?

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Janette is an author of Romantic Paranormal Fantasy. CONNECTIONS, her first series, is Indie published. You can follow her or sign up for her newsletter, and learn more about her new releases as they become available, at She lives in the beautiful and prolific Pacific NW of the USA.
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3 Responses to Books I’ve read with Family or Friends?

  1. jeff7salter says:

    yes, the royal family got a raw deal from the revolutionaries. As usual, the group saying they were going to set everything right in Russia just made it worse. the actual citizens traded one nightmare for another.
    I’ve always been intrigued by the rumors that one little girl survived.


  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I didn’t read the book, but I watched the movie, and studied about the Russian royal family in history class. And I watched the Disney movie Anastasia with my daughters. Fascinating rumor, as Jeff noted.


  3. The photos of the family are haunting, probably because you know what happens to them shortly after they are taken. It is so sad. I always wondered about the youngest daughter.


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