"I will live forever. If I could make you, my daughter, live longer than a human, I would. I do not want to be alone again."
A 97-year-old fortune-teller discovers the magic to be young and live forever. Dima, the illegitimate granddaughter of Catherine the Great, is doomed to live in poverty until she steals the four Starostavne books of magical spells, potions, and enchantments. Years later in Los Angeles, Dima's wild teenage daughter resents a 112-year-old mother who can shape-shift into the same age as she. Medea loathes Dima, who loves her 17 cats more than she does her rebellious daughter. Medea despises a mother who claims all witchcraft as her magic and treats her daughter like a slave. In secret, Medea develops her own sorcery.
Dima is just a businesswoman trying to make her way in a man's world where business excludes most women. She makes a good living with witchery until her daughter becomes powerful enough to compete with her.
Please note: The books in the series Romanov Witches Origins are stand-alone books. The books can be listened to in any order. Each book comes to a conclusion, but the story of the Romanov witches continues through time.