In this book the author tries to bring to life the last few years of the rule of the Romanov dynasty through Anastasia's eyes. However, little is known about Anastasia's life so the author creates a romance for her.
To her family Anastasia is still a child. The "clown" of the family and so they look to her to cheer themselves up, and also the member of the family that isn't supposed to understand the difficulties of her own family . But through her romance with a young guard she learns what life is like for the people that are ruled by her father and also when times get even worse, secrets that no one in the royal family is supposed to know... especially the youngest of the family.