The Romanov Legacy

A Natalie Brandon Thriller

Fiction - Thriller - General
452 Pages
Reviewed on 05/24/2017
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Author Biography

Jenni Wiltz writes thrillers, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and literary fiction. She's currently working on the Natalie Brandon thriller series.

In 2011, her novel The Cherbourg Jewels won the Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Category Romantic Suspense. In 2016, she placed as a runner-up in the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren awards for short fiction. Her work has also appeared in the Portland Review, Gargoyle, and the Sacramento News & Review.

She's worked as a web editor, a copywriter, and a USAID grant program coordinator, which gave her the opportunity to travel to Kenya. When she's not writing, she enjoys running and genealogy. She lives in Pilot Hill, California and has not yet struck gold in her backyard.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The Romanov Legacy (A Natalie Brandon Thriller) by Jenni Wiltz is a spellbinding thriller that follows an unusual treasure hunt; the action is exhilarating and the characters mesmerizing. Natalie Brandon has a powerful revelation, one that no one would believe because of her schizophrenia — Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, left a secret bank account with millions for his family. Even though people close to her look at her claims with disbelief, there are some who believe she may be telling the truth. When Constantine, a Russian spy with blue eyes, kidnaps Natalie and goads her into leading him to the treasure, things get complicated, but that is just the beginning. The Russian Prime Minister will do anything to reach the treasure before anyone else, so he puts his hit squad on the tails of Natalie and Constantine.

This is a story packed with action and many thrills as the two — Natalie and Constantine — try to stay a step ahead of the Russian Prime Minister's thugs as they race across countries and cities, looking for the treasure. But what if the voice of the angel Belial who speaks to Natalie and her intuition could be wrong? Jenni Wiltz had me well-entertained with her prose and storytelling skills. She creates characters that are interesting and memorable. The fact that Natalie doesn’t seem normal makes her an even more interesting character to follow. The plot is well-imagined and executed with mastery, with swift and surprising turns to pique the reader’s curiosity on every page. The Romanov Legacy (A Natalie Brandon Thriller) by Jenni Wiltz is great entertainment for fans of thrillers and mysteries.