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Random House, Inc The Midwife of St. Petersburg

It's 1914 and it's Czarist Russia. Karena Peshkova has big dreams of becoming a student at the Imperial College of Medicine and Midwifery and then following her mother's footsteps to becoming a midwife. While on a visit to see her cousin, Tatiana, she meets Colonel Aleksandr Kronstadt and the attraction is immediate. Although they both know neither can act on it, Alex comes to her rescue when she's accused of being part of the Bolshevik conspiracy. Alex is willing to risk everything for Karena, but will this be enough to save her life?
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Review 1 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:May 19, 2010
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Carol Hodsdon
I loved this story . Just finished it this morning! Please say there is a sequel coming for this. We need to know if Alex and Karena ended up together or if Karena and her family has to flee to Finland. It is sort of sad that it ended the way it did if there is not more to come!!
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Review 2 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:April 1, 2008
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Yardna Verhoog
I loved it! It was absolutely fantastic. But I hated the ending. Unless it means there is a second book on it's way, then it's a good way to keep you interested. Because you're just dying to know how the story will continue. This book really is a good tip for friends and family. it will keep you occupied until you have read the last page!
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Review 3 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:September 8, 2007
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Dawn M. DesJardin
This book has both history and romance which I like. I appreciated the Russian history. The book kept me interested, yet I never got fully involved with the characters (that may be my fault), nor was I completely satisfied with the ending (is another book coming?).
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Review 4 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:August 1, 2007
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Miriam
Excellent read. I couldn't put it down. I'm a huge fan of Linda Chaikin and this was one of her best, I can't wait for the next one to come out.
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Review 5 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:July 25, 2007
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Georgia James
Great story, lots of history. I only wished for a ending without so much guess work. A great beginning but what happens later.
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Review 6 for The Midwife of St. Petersburg
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Date:May 5, 2007
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Jenn
One of the best books ever written by Linda Chaikin! Russia, 1914 a time of unrest among the common people forgotten by the czar and the elite. Karena Peshkova seeks to gain admittance to the prestigious Medical school in St.Petersburg in order to become a doctor but her dream for three years in a row have been dashed. She must content herself to work alongside her mother on her family's country estate as a midwife. But on a visit to her wealthy cousin's home in Kazan, Karena meets the dashing officer Alex Kronstadt who is promised in a political marriage to her cousin, Tatiana. The attraction between them is immediate but they both knew they could never act upon it. As the story progresses, Karena finds herself a target for the Russian Imperial Secret Police as in league with the rebel leader of the Bolshevik. Certain that she is guilty of murder and conspiracy against the Czar, they are determined to hunt her down. Alex intervenes from afar, saving her life, while knowing that his action could jeopardize his career in the Russian military. Would he be able to get through and declare his love for Karena? For now this is a standalone novel but I have been told that Linda's readers should write to the publisher of this book for a sequel. The ending was left open for more to the story. I would love for this story to continue!
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