The Russian Concubine Books In Publication Order
- The Russian Concubine (2007)
- The Concubine’s Secret / The Girl from Junchow (2009)
- The Jewel of St. Petersburg (2010)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Under a Blood Red Sky / The Red Scarf (2008)
- The White Pearl (2011)
- Shadows on the Nile (2012)
- The Far Side of the Sun (2013)
- The Italian Wife (2014)
- The Liberation (2016)
- The Betrayal (2017)
- The Survivors (2018)
- The Guardian of Lies (2019)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Diamonds in the Dust (2012)
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Kate Furnivall Books Overview
The Russian Concubine
A sweeping novel set in war torn 1928 China, with a star crossed love story at its center.
In a city full of thieves and Communists, danger and death, spirited young Lydia Ivanova has lived a hard life. Always looking over her shoulder, the sixteen year old must steal to feed herself and her mother, Valentina, who numbered among the Russian elite until Bolsheviks murdered most of them, including her husband. As exiles, Lydia and Valentina have learned to survive in a foreign land.
Often, Lydia steals away to meet with the handsome young freedom fighter Chang An Lo. But they face danger: Chiang Kai Shek’s troops are headed toward Junchow to kill Reds like Chang, who has in his possession the jewels of a tsarina, meant as a gift for the despot’s wife. The young pair’s all consuming love can only bring shame and peril upon them, from both sides. Those in power will do anything to quell it. But Lydia and Chang are powerless to end it.
The Concubine’s Secret / The Girl from Junchow
An epic journey of love and discovery from the national bestselling author of The Russian Concubine and The Red Scarf.
China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is imprisoned in Stalin controlled Russia, the fiery girl is willing to leave everything behind even her Chinese lover, Chang An Lo.
Lydia begins a dangerous search, journeying to Moscow with her half brother Alexei. But when Alexei abruptly disappears, Lydia is left alone, penniless in Soviet Russia.
All seems lost, but Chang An Lo has not forgotten Lydia. He knows things about her father that she does not. And while he races to protect her, she is prepared to risk treacherous consequences to discover the truth.
The Jewel of St. Petersburg
The national bestselling author of The Russian Concubine takes us back to Tsarist Russia for a sweeping novel of love and intrigue. Russia, 1910. Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg’s elite aristocracy until her romance with a Danish engineer creates a terrible scandal and her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count. Meanwhile, Russia itself is bound for rebellion. With the Tsar and the Duma at each other’s throats, and the Bolsheviks drawing their battle lines, the elegance and opulence of Tsarist rule are in their last days. And Valentina will be forced to make a choice that will change not only her own life, but the lives of those around her forever…
Under a Blood Red Sky / The Red Scarf
Under a Blood Red Sky is a breathtaking epic novel a tale of love, escape, revenge and redemption. Davinsky Labour Camp, Siberia, 1933: Sofia Morozova knows she has to escape. Only two things have sustained her through the bitter cold, aching hunger and hard labour: the prospect of one day walking free; and the stories told by her friend Anna, beguiling tales of a charmed upbringing in Petrograd ? and of Anna’s fervent love for a passionate revolutionary, Vasily. So when Anna falls gravely ill, Sofia makes a promise to escape the camp and find Vasily: to chase the memory that has for so long spun hope in both their hearts. But Sofia knows that times have changed. Russia, gripped by the iron fist of Communism, is no longer the country of her friend’s childhood. Her perilous search takes her from industrial factories to remote villages, where she discovers a web of secrecy and lies, but also bonds of courage and loyalty ? and an overwhelming love that threatens her promise to Anna. ‘For fans of historical, epic fiction, it doesn’t get much better than this ? exciting and atmospheric, with strong and gutsy characters’ The Bookseller ‘This gripping novel is poignant, beautifully written and will capture the reader to the last’ Sun Kate Furnivall lives in Devon. This is her second novel, after The Russian Concubine.