The Lost Souls of Angelkov by Linda Holeman
The Lost Souls of Angelkov is the kind of historical fiction that I find the most intriguing — the kind where the author pulls from family stories and history to create her novel.
Linda Holeman has done exactly that in The Lost Souls of Angelkov, she took a tragic story from her grandmother’s life and spun a beautiful, painful and enchanting story.
Watch the video below to hear Linda talk about stolen children, lost souls, serf orchestras and the great divide between the rich and the poor in 1861 Russia. The photos at the beginning are her ancestors.
The book itself is gorgeous, too. Go check this one out the next time you’re in a book store.
What do you think — does historical fiction get more interesting for you if you know the author has a personal connection to the story or do you love it all equally?