The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman #1)
10++ bright shining stars!! Wow. WOW. WOW. !!!
This is the most intense and epic love story EVER told !!
Its exquisitely written, achingly heart wrenching, deeply heart warming and utterly and completely beautiful, unforgettable and incomparable in every way!!!
The author has a truly uncanny gift for really making you FEEL everything that her characters are going through. I FELT Tania and Alexander fall in love, I FELT their longing, I FELT their desire, FELT their heartache,...more
"He wanted to explain but felt shattered. He was shattered." - Yes, I know, Alexander. Me, too. Review to follow when I feel less shattered. On to Book 2!! ^_^
12+ Hours later….
5+ Stars!!! - Also reviewed at:Lady Jayne's Reading Den
Okay, I figure there is NO WAY I can ever do this book justice, so, I just need to pour out this “review” now, and hopefully in the release of my swirling thoughts and emotions I’m not too nonsensical.
Firstly, I would like to THANK my GR
No book has ever touched my soul like this book has.
"It was a perfect day. For five minutes there was no war, and it was just a glourious sundayn in Leningrad June.
When Tatians looked up from her ice cream, she saw a soldier starring at her from across the street"
My favorite book af all times!
I can´t convey into words how much i ADORE this book. I DEVOUR it. every world. It is the story about Tatiana and Alexander. Tatia and Shura. The most beautiful love stor...more
The story of Tatiana and Alexander is the most amazing, heart stopping, love story ever written!!!!!
I read the Bronze Horseman in two days!!Simons takes you on such an emotional ride you cannot help but feel everything that the hero and heroine go through..
I can´t convey into words how much i adore this book!!!I devour it every world.It is the story about Tatiana and Alexander the most beautiful love story ever written.The book grabs you and holds you because you have to see what is going to hap...more
First of all, I am not sure why people love this story so much when there are so much better books/movies out there about: lovers separated by war (“Atonement”), surviving through a war (“Gone with the Wind”), Russia during its communist era (“Doctor Zhivago”), escape from Soviet Ru...more
You and I had only one moment. A single moment in time, in your time and mine... one instant, when another life could have still been possible.
I am at a loss for words here. There is no way I could write a review that will do this book justice. Five stars is not enoug...more
Alexander and Tatiana are, hands down, the greatest hero and heroine ever! Alexander is the usual gorgeous, possessive male but he has so much more; he is faithful and unconditionally honorable. And Tania is the strongest, sweetest, most selfless heroine I've ever come across. I'm head over heels in love with them both and I've never hurt more for any character...more
“God, we need to forget each other, Shura. I can’t believe how not meant to be we are.”
I would have never picked up this book if it weren’t for the gushing review and multiple prods from my GR friend Aestas. The blurb didn’t sound like something my happy-ending romance, fantasy, pnr reading self would really get into. When another friend decided to go for it, I though, “Why not?” So we started a buddy read. I don’t know how I can adequately gush enough to describe my feelings for this boo...more
"Tania...you and I had only one moment.." said Alexander, "A single moment in time, in your time and mine...one instant, when another life could have still been possible."
This might very well be the most exquisitely-written blend of historical fiction and romance in one book that I have ever read. Dare I even say that this heart-wrenching and beautiful tale has taken over the top spot from Outlander? I know. I can't believe it myself. Both are 5 star books and both will stay on my all time fa...more
Holly crap this book put me through the ringer!
I have been putting this book off. Thinking hmm it is really long and it is a historical romance.
Finally after all the rave reviews. I gave it a go..I did it with several friends on a buddy read.
I am soo happy I did, because I could not handle this alone.
I cried, I bawled, I laughed, I smiled, I was soo happy. I was the saddest I have ever been in a book EVER!
You FEEL every emotion. Yo...more
Paullina Simons is a superior writer, her narrative, characterization, plot, and research are stunning, and the story she weaves around the reader is so breathtakingly emotional that you become quickly invested. Almost too invested. I'm not much of a crier, so any time a book manages t...more
I just have no accurate words to describe how I'm feeling right now after reading this book. I had NO IDEA what I was getting into when I started it, I just knew everybody who read it adored it so I was almost certain I would probably be feeling the same way. Saying I adored this book is not really enough. It was such a surprise for me, such an emotional and heart-breaking read, a complete roller-coaster of all exis...more
You want me review this??? Are you kidding me? How the hell do you review a book like The Bronze Horseman?!
I read this book until 2.45am last night. I said to myself, 'I'll read until I finish this book and then I'll sleep.'
So I read until I finished. And I cried. And I tossed and turned and I couldn't help starting book two! And I read that until 4.30am!
And then I dreamt about Alexander and Tatiana. And then I woke up at 7am (On a Sunday!!) and couldn't sleep, so I read again. And now it's 11am...more
God am I glad I did!
What a beautiful book!!!! Alexander is absolutely amazing and the love story weaved between him and Tatiana is heart-wrenching. This love story is easily as emotionally involving as Jamie and Claire (Outlander) or Henr...more
Ok starting off I was somewhat bullied into reading this book by my *ahem* posse who told me this is the best book of all time blah blah blah blah. I hope they don't disown me for not loving this book as much as they do. I'm sure after reading this I will be told:
I considered my rating over and over. The book overall was pretty well written in my opinion and while there were great parts to this book I started to think it would never end! It got to the point where I started skimming just...more
This was an amazing love story that take place in Russia during WWII. It is heart wrenching and almost painful to read at times, yet I felt I developed such a personal connection to the two main characters that I wouldn't have dared to put it down until I knew that everything turned out happily ever after. I then found out this was a series of three books so the perfect ending I was hoping for wasn't quite as I pictured. That being said, as soon as the book ended I felt...more
The Bronze Horseman and I were somewhat doomed from the start not to have as happy a relationship as...more
Rok 1941, Leningrad. Vypuká vojna. Sedemnásťročnú Tatianu pošlú rodičia na nákup potravín a ako sa tak Tatiana vracia domov, dostane chuť na zmrzlinu. Autobus alebo zmrzlinár, autobus alebo zmrzlinár? Zmrzlinár, neodolá Tatiana, a autobus jej ufrnkne pred nosom. Nezostáva teda nič iné,...more
I can't say that I have EVER so thoroughly connected with a character as I did with Tatiana. She starts off as an immature 17 year old. And you grow with her into a woman forced into womanhood by the trials she faces in the beginning of WW2. She is constantly handed the short end of the stick. She suffers not only from the war, but also by the hands of her loved ones, and a little from...more
The story is of a lovely, 17 year old girl called Tatiana Metanova growing up in Communist Russia with her family in an extremely small apartment in Leningrad (St Petersburg). The book begins on the first day that WWII...more
One thing I feel I have to add is Paullina's ability to make you feel. I found myself feeling the hunger, the despair at slowly losing your family members, you feel them starving, you feel them weakening, you feel like you are a bystander watching there every move and feeling ther...more
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After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullin...more
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Alexander: "That wasn't fighting, Tatiana. That was foreplay.”