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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Olga Nicholaievna => Topic started by: TsarCharles87 on May 20, 2006, 05:49:23 PM

Title: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: TsarCharles87 on May 20, 2006, 05:49:23 PM
I know it was fiction.
But while reading through the final chapters, I came across a few sentences that stated that Olga Nicholaevna was Aleksey's godmother.  

Just curious, I didn't know if it was true or not.  If it is, then whoa.  If not, then it sure made the book even more interesting.  
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Princess_Olishka on May 20, 2006, 06:31:08 PM
I think it is true. I read it on another website (I don't remember which one >:(), but it said Olga was one of Alexey's godparents.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: TsarCharles87 on May 20, 2006, 08:02:28 PM
Thank You Olishka!   :)

That's an amazing fact.  Its wonderful that Olga was a godparent, I would have guessed that one of their aunts/uncles.  

Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Princess_Olishka on May 20, 2006, 08:21:02 PM
Oh, Olga wasn't the only godparent. The Romanov children had a number of godparents; Olga was one of them. ;)
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Sophia_Skymind on May 21, 2006, 01:07:30 AM
Hi!

Yes, I think Princess Olishka is right, and that Olga was indeed one of Alexei's many godparents. But what is Snow Mountain, please? Is that a book, a novel or something like that? I don't think I ever heard of it before. I'm puzzled.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Princess_Olishka on May 21, 2006, 02:45:00 AM
The Snow Mountain is a Romanov fiction book, by Catherine Gavin. It's told through the eyes of Olga Nikolaevna.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: grandduchess_42 on May 21, 2006, 08:50:49 AM
OH! i want to read that book now!

are you talking about Olga N being Alexei's godparent?
or Olga A?

who was Olga N's godparent?
ella probley.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: TsarCharles87 on May 21, 2006, 10:18:53 AM
I just bought it off of Amazon.  
Months back I borrowed it from my library and by the end of that very day I finished it.  It was too good.  I put up there next to the Kitchen Boy and God Save the Tsar, for my favorites.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: TsarCharles87 on May 21, 2006, 04:33:17 PM
God Save the Tsar is very good.  It is a bit of a read to understand what all is going on.  But I say its worth it.  It had a good but mysterious ending.  

I liked Rasputin's daughter...it was 'out there' concerning Rasputin himself, and it brought in another side of the shadow that covers him.  The cover photo threw me off big time.  The minute I saw it, I wanted to call the guy and scream.  "That's Tanya ye goof!" >:( ;D

Why did RA do that? :-/
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: OlgaNRomanovaFan on May 21, 2006, 05:02:51 PM
I haven't read the 'Snow Mountain' yet, but my favourite fiction featuring Olga is 'The Summer Day is Done.' It's very sentimental and a bit maudlin but it's a good book.
I can only imagine they used Tatiana's picture on the front of 'Rasputin's Daughter' for publicity reasons.
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Princess_Olishka on May 21, 2006, 07:43:43 PM
I have The Summer Day Is Done. I just got it recently from Amazon. So far (since I'm really busy), it's really good! And real sweet! ;) I also really want to read The Snow Mountain!
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: grandduchess_42 on May 22, 2006, 11:07:59 AM
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God Save the Tsar is very good.  It is a bit of a read to understand what all is going on.  But I say its worth it.  It had a good but mysterious ending.  

I liked Rasputin's daughter...it was 'out there' concerning Rasputin himself, and it brought in another side of the shadow that covers him.  The cover photo threw me off big time.  The minute I saw it, I wanted to call the guy and scream.  "That's Tanya ye goof!" >:( ;D

Why did RA do that? :-/

yeah i think hes trying to get the pictures of the IF that show emotion... like the kitchen boy showed family, and Tatiana showed anger and stuff. or that could be all wrong and just chose that lol!
Title: Re: Snow Mountain Question
Post by: Princess_Olishka on May 26, 2006, 10:40:32 PM
A little late, but everyone I just found the site where I remember reading that Olga was one of Alexey's godparents. IT WAS OUR MANDIE'S SITE!!! Thanks, Mandie! Here are a list of Alexey's godparents:

*The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna
*Kaiser Wilhelm
*King Edward VII of England
* King Christian IX of Denmark  
*Grand Duke Ernest of Hesse
*Princess Victoria of Great Britain
*Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich
*Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna
*Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich
*Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna

Thanks to Mandie's site (http://www.freewebs.com/romanovsofrussia/index.htm)