- By Monique Raphel High

The Four Winds of Heaven

  • Title: The Four Winds of Heaven
  • Author: Monique Raphel High
  • ISBN: 9780440125662
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Four Winds of Heaven At the turn of the twentieth century in the Russia of the Romanovs the family of Baron David de Gunzburg is raised to the privileges of the aristocracy in an elegantly cocooned world of Faberge jew

    At the turn of the twentieth century, in the Russia of the Romanovs, the family of Baron David de Gunzburg is raised to the privileges of the aristocracy, in an elegantly cocooned world of Faberge jewels and fabulous country estates The foremost Jewish family of Russia, the single voice of their people to the Tsar, the Gunzburgs stand on the threshold of cataclysmic changAt the turn of the twentieth century, in the Russia of the Romanovs, the family of Baron David de Gunzburg is raised to the privileges of the aristocracy, in an elegantly cocooned world of Faberge jewels and fabulous country estates The foremost Jewish family of Russia, the single voice of their people to the Tsar, the Gunzburgs stand on the threshold of cataclysmic change as their proud by fragile world is threatened, then crushed by the surging forces of the Great War and the Revolution.

    1 thought on “The Four Winds of Heaven

    1. This book is set in a period that I normally lap up like a cat with a bowl of cream, but this time it didn't work for me. While I appreciate the author's intent on telling her family's story, the 50 or so pages I waded through were tedious and all telling and not showing = not worth my time to wade any deeper. YMMV.

    2. 682 pages of a Jewish Russian Baron's family at the turn of the twentieth century and all their drama. Portions of the book were really good during the time period of the Tsar's execution (although no details about that y what is happening to Baron Gunzburg and his brood). Lots of characters that the author has flying in and out of the story that at times was distracting. Almost gave it 3 stars but the ending was lame as given the length of the book, the author wraps up the main woman's characte [...]

    3. A few thoughtsIf you can make it thru the first half of the book, the pace gets quicker. The history is excellent, the family members were too many and the names were tough. I didn't in any find this as good as Doctor Zivago.

    4. Thought this book was so romantic as a teenager. The way the characters stayed in love for so long, and were willing to waste away in the name of love. Also gave me an introduction to Russian history.

    5. I read this book when I was in my teens and I remember thinking it was good at the time. I loved reading anything about the Russian Revolution, so I burned through this. Not sure how it would hold up for me now; going to have to find a copy and read it again!

    6. Interesting historical romanceMany characters to keep track of but storyline kept me interested to the end. Wonderful descriptions of Russia at the turn of the century.

    7. FascinatingA very interesting story about a time in Russia when the old order was changing and all was chaos. A gripping and informative read about a changing world.

    8. Book follows a Russian Jewish family during a 30-year period, from the late 1800's, touching on both World War I and the Russian revolution.

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