Tatiana and Alexander


“We walk alone through this world, but if we’re lucky, we have a moment of belonging to something, to someone, that sustains us through a lifetime of loneliness.”

If you haven’t read the Bronze Horseman, please stop reading this review and run to your nearest bookstore and begin reading immediately. I’m serious, it’s that good. I have just finished the second book in the trilogy (probably close to 1300 pages between the two books in less than 10 days), and I am emotionally and mentally unable to continue with the world around me until I finish the third book. After I cried, (yes, cried…you’ll understand once you have read) I found myself unable to open the third book because then this would all be over. I would no longer be a part of Tatiana and Alexander’s constant struggle to be with one another. I am in Leningrad, I am watching the war play out, I am at Ellis Island, and I am wherever they are. Paullina Simons, you are amazing! I truly haven’t read a book that has left me this “hungover” in so long. I have a hunger for all things Russian, and I am truly sad to start the end of my journey. You will fall in love, you will cry, you will want to punch someone. Embrace it all, and do yourself a favor and do it quickly!!

I am going to need Russian suggestions to keep from crying when this is over…Any suggestions are appreciated! What is your favorite love story? What book made you feel something?


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