THE SOVEREIGN'S DAUGHTER
Warren and Downs come together again for this fictional spin on a turbulent time in Russia's history. This story of tested faith, trusting God when you don't understand him and finding the courage to survive heartbreak and loss will impact readers on many levels.
Tsar Nikolai Romanov fears his faithful servant Oksana could be tortured for secrets about the Royal House of Romanov. He asks Anton Klassen, a Mennonite merchant, to bring her to safety. Anton is thrilled at the chance to bring honor to his family's name and to show he is a patriot. Along the way, Anton and Oksana develop feelings for each other, but when it turns out that Oksana is not who she claims, Anton realizes they're in more peril than he ever imagined. (BARBOUR, Jan., 286 pp., $9.97)