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  • Reanne Powell

The Ice Swan by J'Nell Ciesielski

First of all, I cannot get enough of this cover. I’d buy the book based on the cover alone. Thankfully, the story inside is equally as captivating.

The Ice Swan begins in Paris during the end of WWI. Wynn MacCallan is the second son of a Scottish duke, but prefers his title as surgeon. He’s charming and brilliant and completely captivated by the Russian woman he meets in the streets of Paris. Princess Svetlana Dalsky escaped the Revolution with her mother and sister, and survived the Bolsheviks only to find herself at the mercy of a powerful Russian club owner. Wynn’s solution is a marriage of convenience.

I loved the combination of Svetlana’s cold exterior with Wynn’s relentless pursuit. Both characters were well developed and intriguing in their own way. My only reservation came with the plot, as some parts were slow and predictable.

All in all, this is one I would recommend if you’re a fan of historical fiction. It’s a clean read that highlights fascinating history and a cast of characters you won’t soon forget. I’ll be reading more by @jnellciesielski in the future.

⭐️ 8.5/10 ⭐️

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are my own.


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