In God’s Hands: A Noblewoman’s Struggle for Survival in War and Revolution by Ellen von zur Muehlen




The author describes how a large, working estate was managed and the grand lifestyle that was typical of her family in what is part of today’s Estonia. She also writes of her childhood in an atmosphere of strict, Prussian discipline maintained by her nannies and tutors, and her mother’s cold imperial attitude toward the children.  The author develops a love of nature and a deep spirituality –“her voices”- which sustain her during later years of war and deprivation.