The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Historical fiction with romance, betrayal, and magic you'll never forget.
Art-dealer Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The Firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, there's no proof.
But once Nicola holds the object, her buried talent gives her surprising insight. She knows the woman is telling the truth.
Trying to keep to her hard-won job, Nicola sets out to confirm the fascinating history of The Firebird with help from a man she never thought she'd see again.
The Firebird is a sweeping historical romance that will whisk you from London to Scotland to St. Petersburg in a magical, century-spanning epic about the dangers and rewards of being true to yourself.