This was not my favorite book by Danielle Steel, I kind of felt a pattern going... Very rich, tragedy, very poor, meet a man, very rich, tragedy... etc etc etc. I did find the name dropping and the mentioning of historical events kind of annoying after a while. Also, I didn't like how we sped through a lot of Zoya's life at 90 miles an hour, and then would slow down for little moments here and there. With in a span of just a few paragraphs there was a marriage and divorce, or several years passing, etc. I did find it an easy read, and I did like the ending. I would have liked it better if we could have actually gone to Russia with Zoe and Zoya. I would love to see her reactions and thoughts after that much time had passed. Overall, 3 stars, I think.