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Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman #2) by Paullina Simons

Tatiana and Alexander Book Cover Tatiana and Alexander
The Bronze Horseman Trilogy #2
Paullina Simons
Fiction, Historical Romance
January 1st 2003

“This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented, and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair!”

—Daily Mail (London)

Paullina Simons’s internationally bestselling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman’s transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War Two. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander—a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace. A sweeping, intensely compelling romantic historical saga, Tatiana and Alexander is a Russian Thorn Birds and a truly unforgettable reading experience.

Maria’s Review

➦No spoilers, people, I promise. Again, I got this second book on audio and, no surprise there, it’s over 30 hours long. This is also where we see the worst of the siege of Leningrad and, I kid you not, after reading this book I’ve dreamed of being starved to death for multiple night in a row. I don’t know, I might be too impressionable, but damn. It makes you appreciate every single thing in your fridge and make you want to stuff yourself. You know, just in case.

➦This also is a book where things get steamy. After following these characters for such a long time you definitely feel like you know them. It might have even felt a bit personal and uncomfortable being there during their… ahem, private moments. Ah, hell, who am I kidding?

➦I will also tell you that I have attempted to read book #3 in this series and dropped it. Not because it sucked, or anything but simply because it was a completely different setting and a completely different life and struggle. Some things were beginning to sound a bit redundant so I put it on pause… for now.