Very descriptive tale of Russian royalty living in a chilly haunted castle. This would be a perfect book to read on a cold, rainy day. Can't wait to read the rest of the story to find out more about this female ghost, and how she haunts a Russian castle. The main character have young girl, so I wondering how much romance is in this ghostly, cold story. My guess is that she meets someone in the woods, and they are brought back to the castle which makes the ghost jealous. I am not sure what else happens, but this book has been listed on several best books of the year lists. I am thinking it is fantasy and historical romance combination with a horror story because of the castle being haunted by the ghost.