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The Bronze Horseman book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights . The Bronze Horseman is a romance novel written by Paullina Simons and the first book in the Bronze Horseman Trilogy. The book begins on 22 June , the . The Summer Garden: A Love Story (The Bronze Horseman). Total price: Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman) by Paullina Simons Paperback $

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Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects--a secret . USA Today BestsellerCalled “a Russian Thorn Birds,” The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons is a sweeping saga of Enlarge Book Cover Audio Excerpt. by Paullina Simons includes books The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, The Summer Garden, and several more. See the complete The Bronze.

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It's not your classic romance where everything just "works out", it's a heart wrenching journey of finding love and having the faith to hold on to it no matter what. He is one of those male character that just sears themself into your mind.

I really can't do it justice with my own words.

I loved how Tatiana grew from a quiet young girl to a very strong woman throughout the book. I just want to pluck the two of them out of this story, put them on a desert island with everything they could every want to live out their lives in perfect happiness.

They literally have all possible odds stacked against them and yet still the push through. This is truly a story about survival About how love can give you the will and the courage to survive anything.

The book is long. My print copy was pages but I promise you, it does not feel long at all. I read every single word often as slowly as I could. I didn't skim a single syllable.

The author's writing style is beautiful and flows very smoothly. The story never dragged for me.

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If you want an EPIC love story with wonderful characters and beautiful writing, this is the book for you. Ok, well maybe a tiny bit considering it takes place during WW2, but the point is that it doesn't FEEL like a historical book at all. Complicating matters, another soldier, Dimitri, has information that could destroy Alexander, and Dimitri likes Tatiana, too. In order to protect both Dasha's feelings and Alexander's life, the star-crossed lovers become part of a deceptive quadrangle as war intensifies around them.

Taking her title from a tragic poem by Alexander Pushkin, Simons skillfully highlights the ironies of the socialist utopia A heart-stopping love story by the author of Tully St. Martin's, Teens will also be gripped by descriptions of battles of World War II Europe on the eastern front, when Hitler abrogated the nonaggression pact with Stalin and invaded Russia. After an embarrassed introduction, Alexander and Tatiana become attracted to one another and he helps her download food at the Officers' store.

Alexander's irritating friend Dimitri insists on helping them carry the boxes home. When they arrive at Tatiana's apartment, they discover he is the man Dasha has fallen in love with. Tatiana is disappointed but doesn't want to come between him and her sister.

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However, Alexander visits her the following day, meeting her outside of the Kirov factory where she works. After a few weeks of walking her home, Alexander and Tatiana's attraction is undeniable. Still, Tatiana begs Alexander to stay with Dasha and not break her sister's heart.

Alexander and Tatiana's bond grows deeper as Alexander tells her he is an American who emigrated with his parents, now dead, in After a few weeks, Alexander, who is annoyed at Tatiana's unwillingness to fight for him, breaks up with Dasha and stops visiting the Metanovs and Tatiana. The Metanovs are heartbroken over Pasha, as they cannot get through to the camp and hear reports it has been under fire.

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Tatiana overhears her parents saying that they would have preferred to lose Tania and decides to volunteer at the front in order to find Pasha and bring him home. When she arrives at the Luga front, the boy's camp is empty. Tatiana takes refuge in a building that is bombed and is seriously injured.

Dasha asks Alexander to find her, and he takes Tatiana back to Leningrad, sharing their first kiss on the way.

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In Leningrad, it becomes clear that Alexander cannot stay away, but Tatiana refuses to tell Dasha about their relationship. A drunk Alexander visits Tatiana in her hospital room one night, and they become more intimate. Alexander tells Tatiana about his parents and how he came to live under a false name - and that Dimitri is aware of his true identity.

Tatiana's grandparents evacuate to Molotov , but Tatiana is unable to travel because of her broken leg, meaning that she, Dasha, and her parents are trapped in the city during the Siege of Leningrad.

The scarcity of food and the harsh winter kill numerous people, including most of the Metanovs. Dasha, after months of being oblivious, reveals to Tatiana that she is aware of the relationship between her and Alexander.

Ultimately, with only Dasha and Tatiana still alive and both in poor health, Alexander finds a convoy to evacuate the sisters out of Leningrad. In order to keep his promise to Tatiana not to hurt Dasha, Alexander agrees to Dasha's demand to tell her that he has loved Dasha and never Tatiana.

After Dasha and Tatiana make the trip safely to Kobona , Dasha dies of consumption.

Tatiana buries her sister in an ice hole and travels to Lazarevo to find her grandparents.