Russian Winter is a book with both a past and present story line. It is the story of a Russian ballerina. She defected to the US and decided to sell her jewelry. The novel is the story of what happened to the woman in Russia and what her connection is to a professor in modern day America.
I love historical fiction mysteries that have both past and present day story lines, but I couldn't really get into this book. It took me awhile to read, so it wasn't a can't-put-down book. However, I can't articulate why I wasn't thrilled. I enjoyed it, and when I was finished felt that it shouldn't have taken me nearly as long. The crapiness of this review reflects my lack of ability to say much about Russian Winter.