“𝘛𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦. 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥? 𝘞𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘺? 𝘖𝘳 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯?”
Meredith and Nina are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard, the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort whatsoever to her daughters.
As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya often told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time — and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad. Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.
𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭!
Only Kristin Hannah can break your heart in the most beautiful way. What an emotional ride, it took me a little longer than normal to read this, I had to take some breaks because it is intense, but at the end I couldn’t stop reading, and that ending, wow, blew me away!
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘞𝘞𝘐𝘐, 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺, 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘌𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.