The Master Craftsman by Kelli Stuart // Review

My Review: 

A captivating read the brings to life the history behind the stunning Faberge Eggs.

Before reading this book I'd only heard of the eggs in passing and in regard to the Romanov family, but it was amazing to learn the rich history behind the craftsman who made the eggs. The story is told in a split time style, one account from the perspective of modern treasure hunters and the other follows Carl Faberge through the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. 

Ava has never been close to her treasure hunting father, but a deathbed reunion and the glimmering promise of a last adventure has Ava and a team on an adventure spanning the globe. Ava's side of the story reminded me a little of National Treasure with the rich lessons in history and suspenseful skirting the lines of legality. I liked learning along with Ava and her team, as well as seeing her come to understand her father's passion for what he did. 

Overall, an engaging read rich in history, and captivatingly telling the story of the treasured eggs, with a compelling story of family ties. While reading this book I kept stopping to google the eggs referenced, and I can see why this is such an engrossing topic! While a clean read, I will briefly mention that it isn't really a Christian read as I expected by the publisher. A well done historical read that definitely inspired me to look more into the topic! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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