The Crown and the Crucible #1, in The Russians series, Michael Phillips & Judith Pella
During the prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become entwinded. Anna Yevnova Burenin is a peasant girl filled with her family's faith and from the small village of Katyk. She leaves her home to work in the prince's palace in St. Petersburg for a spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. Ann's faith has a positive influence on the princess. Conflict becomes inevitable inside & outside the palace when the war breaks out. What will happen to the relationship of the women in these two family's?