I really enjoyed this book. I've read it a couple of times now. I like the presentation of Elizabeth and Mary's lives. Definitely a good read for those of you undecided who you prefer. This confirmed my view that Elizabeth dealt with the Crazy Mary situation as well as she could. No, not Crazy Mary. Unwise Mary. Rash Mary.
I always thought this was only a fictional love story of the title characters, but it is a historic glimpse into Russian history at the time of the glory of, and tragic elimination of the noble Romanov family ♥ Highly recommend.