Janel’s #CBR4 Review #58 The Jewel of St Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
I appreciated the way Valentina was a rebel within her own family and how she looked for a way to better herself even if that wasn’t expected of her. Furnivall writes a lovely love story intertwined with the story of the revolution. She challenges the characters to make decisions they never thought they would have to make.
I was impressed with how now matter what was going on with Valentina she kept going back to the one family that she met during one of the worker’s strikes. I like to think that unlikely meeting that morning, grew Valentina as a character and opened her eyes to much more.
Even though the ending of the book left the reader wanting more (and in turn this book is a prequel to one Furnivall’s other books), the plot wasn’t left hanging.