by Susanna Kearsley
An intriguing tale set in past and present, Russia and England and more....
Review: Nicola is an art expert who is fluent in Russian and when she touches an object, she can see the past. An elderly woman brings a carved wooden box emblazoned with a Firebird; as Nicola touches the object, she sees a flash of a young girl named Anna and Empress Catherine of Russia. Tracing the story of this artwork brings Nicola closer to a man from her past. The book includes recurring characters from The Winter Sea (in the historical portion of the book) and Rob, the clairvoyant child from The Shadowy Horses, is now all grown up and good-looking! He uses his mind to look into the past and to tempt Nicola to develop her psychic powers.