In The Romanov Sisters, writer and historian Helen Rappaport chronicles the lives of the four Russian Grand Duchesses who met tragic and early deaths, pulling from previously unseen letters, diaries, and images from private collections.
The Good: Massie's Catherine the Great is a great listen. It's a great story, nicely told. Mark Deakins captures Massie's fondness for his subject. I am not sure why producers of audio books do not invest in bilingual readers!
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith. In this magisterial new biography, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith brings to life one of the world’s most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth II.