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Historical Novel Society Review

“The combined romance of the ambitious empress, the fate and forays of great art, and the joys of maritime archaeology make this an inspiring, completely riveting read.” Inspiring! Completely riveting! The Historical Novel Society has posted a stellar review of The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure (even though it’s not a historical novel). Read the Historical Novel […]

Review in Wreckwatch Magazine

Just when we started to think the world had forgotten about The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure, our editor sends us a fantastic review in Wreckwatch Magazine. (Who knew there was such a magazine? I sure didn’t. But I’m glad there is!) “The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure is a wreck detective story with many twists, branching out into the art collecting […]

NEMO Kennislink Review

“This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about art history or the role of ships in eighteenth-century transport, or who likes to empathize with historical characters. There is really not a single boring sentence… You just want to read on.” What a fantastic review of De verzonken kunstschatten van de Vrouw Maria (The Sunken […]

Review by Michael Daswick

Do you love: Shipwrecks, world-class art, treasure hunting, history, palace intrigue, power struggles and suspense? The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure has all of this, and more. The premise is simple: Catherine the Great bought some of the finest art in the world; while it was being shipped from the Netherlands to Russia, the ship went down off the […]

Review of Tsarina on Ricochet

“The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure” offers readers a fascinating tale. It wanders from field to field, holding readers at each long enough to maintain interest and wanting more, yet compelling them to move to the next. It is history at its finest. Read the review of Tsarina on Ricochet…

Books for February

It’s not the strongest endorsement we’ve ever received. Nonetheless, we are pleased that The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure continues to get attention from book bloggers and reviewers. This month, Meaghan Walsh Gerard includes Tsarina on her list of Books for February. She writes “This is an extremely detailed history of the old Dutch Masters. The writers […]

Review in NRC Handelsblad

As I wrote here, The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure came out in the Netherlands in November. It has a different title and a different cover, but it’s the same fascinating story. And the Dutch are loving it. Most recently, the book received a four-star review in NRC Handelsblad, a prominent Dutch newspaper. “The Sunken Art Treasures of the […]

Smithsonian Magazine’s Books to Read

The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure is one of Smithsonian Magazine’s “Books to Read” in September! “By the end of her reign, Catherine the Great had acquired more than 4,000 paintings, 38,000 books, 10,000 engraved gems, 16,000 coins and medals, and 10,000 drawings. But as writers Gerald Easter and Mara Vorhees point out in The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure, this collection—which later formed the foundation of […]