The Crown and the Crucible (Russians Series #1)

The Crown and the Crucible (Russians Series #1)

by Michael Phillips, Judith Pella

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A Magnificent Saga of Two Women Amidst Political Conflict and Imminent Change . . .

Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined.

Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk, must leave the home she loves to work in a prince's palace in St. Petersburg, bringing only her family's heritage of faith with her.

Anna's future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. And even as Anna's own life is changed, her faith has a transforming influence over the willful young princess.

But the aristocracy cannot be isolated forever from the forces that buffet the mighty Russian Empire. While the grand dukes and duchesses celebrate New Year's at the tsar's legendary Winter Palace, revolution brews and war in the Balkans seems inevitable. Both peasant and princess face the prospect of their beloved Russia being torn apart by conflict both within and without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764218507
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Series: Russians Series , #1
Edition description: Repackaged Edition
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 1,083,783
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than seventy of his own titles. In addition to his own work, Phillips has helped reawaken interest in Victorian novelist George MacDonald over the past thirty years. Michael and his wife alternate their time between Scotland and their home in California.

Judith Pella is a bestselling, award-winning author whose in-depth research combines with her skillful storytelling to provide readers with dramatic, thought-provoking novels. She and her husband make their home in Oregon.

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Crown and the Crucible 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series (especially the first 4) has been my favorite for probably 10 years. They take you on an emotional journey of joy and tears as the characters from different backrounds face their different types of problems, true to that time period. A wonderful book, a wonderful series! I highly recommend.
sadie_leona More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because I am really interested in Russian history. If you are, this would be a good one to read. It has a lot of religious-fueled chapters, but even if you aren't religous (I'm as anti-regligion as you can get!), you can easily over look it and see the sweet story behind it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book had the historical interest (you learn about Russia), love interest, and family conflicts. It was a wonderful book and I recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book about the days before the revolutionary war in Russia, following the relationship between a peasant girl and a royal family.I must say this book did not disappoint and the following books in the series are just as good.The descriptions are seen and the feelings of love and despair are felt making this book a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis book is great! I couldnt stop reading it! Yes its is sad. But when you read this book, you go through so much emotions, I recomend this book to everyone who haven't read it yet. I wish they made a movie out of this story! that would be awsome!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the first three books of "The Russians" and I can't wait till I get a chance to read the rest, but they are soo sad!I am not saying that you shouldn't read them,but some things in the story really start to touch your heart,deeply.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book in the Russians series, which tells the story of the humble Burenins and aristocratic Fedorcenkos, and their country's journey through strife, war, and finally revolution. The Burenin's poverty forces their daughter Anna to find work in St. Petersburg on the vast Fedorcenko estate. Soon she becomes personal maid to Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. Although the shy, selfless maid and bold, willful princess are opposites, they become close friends, and as Anna learns to adjust to palace life, her faith begins to change the fiery Katrina. But war looms darkly over Russia, and both peasant and princess watch as it finally erupts in their beloved Russia. This is an excellent book in an enjoyable series. The characters are vividly real, and the plot is engaging in spite of a few slow spots. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a well written book that draws you in. The characters are well written. You can’t help but cheering on the good guys, despising the cruel ones and grieving for those that are hurting. For anyone that loves a good story and enjoys history this is an excellent addition to their library.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting story. I found that I skipped over some parts of it as I , personally, do not like reading about foreign politics and war.