Wow! Have you ever sat back and wondered how someone could write such a story, one that keeps you engaged and causes you to go to Google over and over to see what the author is talking about. TheMaster Craftsman was such a book. In the manner of true historical fiction, The Master Craftsman is based on a true story, that of Peter Karl Faberge and the Imperial Eggs he created. I loved the three timelines that Ms. Stuart used in the story. She created three storylines all focused on an egg that Faberge might have created. It also demonstrates the true value of treasures, both monetary and otherwise. And the ending was not at all what I expected but was the perfect ending.
I recommend you brew a pot of chai. find a cozy nook and prepare to be whisked away to a world of jewels and plots and suspense...The hunt is on!
I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley with no expectations. All thoughts are my own
I hate to admit but I am seriously behind on my reading. I was supposed to have finished Kelli Stuart's The Master Craftsman and posted a review today. Well unfortunately that is not happening. So I thought I would give a shout-out today and post my review soon.
In 1917, Alma Pihl, a master craftsman in the House of Fabergé, was charged to protect one of the greatest secrets in Russian history--an unknown Fabergé Egg that Peter Karl Fabergé secretly created to honor his divided allegiance to both the people of Russia and the Imperial tsar'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.
This 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.
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