The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Bantam
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: I wish the descriptions of the dresses was as nice as the cover. And the cover isn't all that brilliant.
Review: I am finding it hard to review this book. I didn't really like the format it was written in. It was like reading the main characters diary but didn't always run smoothly.
I enjoy about the first 100 pages but then I got very bored and struggled through until the last 50. I just kept wishing it got better.
The description of the 1000 dresses could have been so vibrant and wonderful, but they fell flat for me. Actually I felt that way with all the descriptions.
I think that this one just wasn't my type of book. If you like heavy historical I would recommend it but I like fluffy historical... if that makes sense.