Book Review: The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn

Title: The Diamond Secret
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 2009
Pages: 240
Series: none (a group of fairytale re-tellings “Once Upon A Time”)
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Nadya is a mischievous kitchen girl in a Russian tavern. Having nearly drowned in the Iset River during the turmoil of the Revolution, she has no memory of her past and longs for the life she cannot remember. Then two young men arrive at the tavern and announce that Nadya’s long-lost grandmother has sent them to find her. Yearning for family and friendship, she agrees to accompany them to Paris for the joyful reunion. Nadya eagerly embarks on her journey, never dreaming it will be one of laughter, love ; and betrayal.

My Thoughts:
I love the books in this ‘series.’ It’s not really a series since the books are by different authors and completely different stories. If you love clean romance and fairytale retellings you’ll love these books! The Diamond Secret was a great read. I loved the time period. This was a retelling of Anastasia set in the time of the Russian civil war. I don’t know a lot about that time, but I always find historical fiction set around war very interesting.

Nadya was one tough heroine. She really was great. Sometimes I sort of like the guy characters more but not this time. I really think Nadya was amazing! She was rough on the outside and sensitive on the inside. She took an amazing journey to discover herself, family, and love. The guys were great too. They had a tough journey for sure.

A quick, entertaining, and romantic read! Check out all the “Once Upon A Time” books below.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( injuries, blood, talk of war )
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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

Books By Suzanne Weyn  (Click cover to view on Amazon)

Others From the “Once Upon A Time” Books (I have read and LOVED so many of these!)


8 thoughts on “Book Review: The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn”

  1. I really need to read these. 😀 Haha.
    And yes Les Mis was good. (but the did do a lot more w/Fantine and the Thenardiers than was necessary) But it was amazing in music, sets, acting. Epic. 😀


  2. Oh, I love the “Once Upon a Time” series! Well, I only read Sharhazad's story, but still planning to read as much as I can of the rest! Didn't know there was an Anastasia re-telling though!

    Thanks for the review!


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