Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Last Tiara” by M.J. Rose, February 2021
Wow! M. J. Rose, the author of “The Last Tiara” has written a memorable and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are historical fiction, with suspense, mystery and romance. There are two timelines set in this story that eventually merge together. One is set during World War One, and the other is set after World War Two. The author describes her unique and dramatic characters as complex and complicated.
There are secrets, betrayals, and danger. Both are told from the point of view from two artistic, creative and courageous women, in the different timelines. One is the mother, Sophia, and the other is the daughter Isobelle, who is trying to learn about her mother’s secretive and hidden Russian lifestyle. The mysterious object that the story centers around is a diamond and sapphire tiara that was believed to belong to the Romanoffs. Isabelle discovers hidden in her mother’s wall a tiara without the stones in it.
I love the way M.J. Rose brings has done extensive research in both the history of the times, and the history of the gems. She vividly describes the characters, scenery and plot. There is a wonderful detailed and intriguing novel that I highly recommend.