Monique’s Work

Monique’s catalog of historical fiction has recently been re-released with beautiful new design, and, for the first time, in digital editions by Penner Publishing. Monique’s books can be found on and other online retailers in softcover and digital formats.


The Four Winds of Heaven, International Bestseller, 1980. Based on the life of Monique’s grandmother, Russian Baroness Sonia de Gunzburg, this riches-to-rags-to-riches odyssey takes a family from pre-Revolutionary St. Petersburg, through desperate times on the front during World War I and in the Crimea during the Revolution, to post-revolutionary Paris.



Encore, a love triangle linking a Russian prima ballerina, an artist, and the bisexual backer of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes as the illustrious troupe travels through Europe (1905-1927).



The Eleventh Year: Love, culture, politics in Paris during the Roaring Twenties. Two French brothers, one exiled Russian princess, and two expatriate American women find their lives inextricably entangled in a web of deceit, ambition and greed. This is a novel of redemption.



The Keeper of the Walls, a Holocaust story taking place in Paris, Vienna and Auschwitz. Parisian Lily Bruisson is torn between an expatriate Russian Prince and an American journalist as her city is besieged and her identity is called into question.




Thy Father’s House, a multi-generational saga chronicling the rising fortunes and disastrous love affairs of a banking family in Russia, Paris and Vienna, from 1900-1950.


Between Two Worlds
, a love triangle beginning in pre-revolutionary Russia, takes the reader through Paris, Biarritz, New York and ends up in Hollywood. Zica, daughter of a Muscovite lord, is betrayed by her lover, Kyril, and rescued during the Revolution by her servant, Yakov. In America, both men are lured to Hollywood, and Zica is forced to make a choice that will alter all their lives.




Nonfiction: Red Gold, co-authored with Dr. Grigori Raiport. Techniques of Soviet psychology before the fall of the Iron Curtain. Dr. Raiport, late husband of Monique Raphel High, was the sports psychologist for the 1976 Olympic Team from the Soviet Union.

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Monique is also the co-writer of the French film “Flagrant désir,”- June 1986 (issued in its English-speaking version as “Trade Secrets“), with Sam Waterston and Lauren Hutton. Directed by Claude Faraldo.