In 1917, Alma Pihl, a master craftsman in The House of FabergŽ,
was charged to protect one of the greatest secrets in Russian
history--an unknown FabergŽ Egg that Peter Karl FabergŽ secretly created
to honor his divided allegiance to both the people of Russia and the
Imperial Czar's family. When Alma and her husband escaped Russia for
their native Finland in 1921, she took the secret with her, guarding her
past connection to the Romanov family.
Three generations later,
world-renowned treasure hunter Nick Laine is sick and fears the secret
of the missing egg will die with him. With time running out, he entrusts
the mission of retrieving the egg to his estranged daughter, Ava, who
has little idea of the dangers she is about to face. As the stakes are
raised, Ava is forced to declare her own allegiance--and the
consequences are greater than she could have imagined.
modern-day treasure hunt from award-winning author Kelli Stuart
transports you into the opulent and treacherous world of the Russian
Revolution to unearth mysteries long buried.
About The Author
Kelli Stuart is a writer and a
storyteller at heart. A graduate of Baylor University with a degree in
English Professional Writing, and a minor in the Russian language, Kelli
has honed her skills in the written word through editing, ghostwriting,
blogging, and traveling the world.
Kelli is the
author of the Carol-award winning novel, Like a River From Its Course,
based on true stories from Ukrainian World War II survivors. Her second
novel, A Silver Willow by the Shore, was the NIEA winner for literary
fiction and received the IPPY silver award for literary fiction in 2020.
third book, The Fabulous Freaks of Monsieur Beaumont released in
August, 2021. She will release her fourth novel, The Master Craftsman in
April, 2022 with Revell books. In addition, Kelli is part of a
collection of short stories in the Christmas release, It's a Wonderful
Christmas: Classics Reimagined.
co-authored the non-fiction books Dare 2B Wise with Joe White, and Life
Creative: Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom with Wendy Speake.
Kelli lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and five children.
This is a time split novel, and a treasure hunt. What do we
end up looking for, a priceless egg, more precisely a Fabrege' egg!
is a story of family relationships, and the losses that sometimes
happen in family dynamics, we we see it play out here in our search.
time split puts us back at the time of the Russian Revolution, and then
back to the present time. We end up in Russia, where I really wouldn't
want to be right now, but then back in the to Florida.
relationships play a big part in this story, in both the past and
present, and we see how this really shapes their children's lives.
author did a great job of making me feel I was there while these
talented artists created treasures. We also see what happens when people
have to flee for their lives, and the ramifications.
criticism of this story is it is not a Christian read, no it is a clean
read, but their is no faith displayed here, which I come to expect from
the books I read from a Christian publisher.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.
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