Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman #2)
The epic saga of love and war continues—the heart-stopping sequel to Paullina Simons's beloved international bestseller The Bronze Horseman.
Tatiana is eighteen years old, pregnant, and widowed when she escapes war-torn Leningrad to find a new life in America. But the ghosts of her past do not rest easily. She becomes consumed by the belief that her husband, Red Army...more
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❝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. For an evening minute I touched him again and grew red wings and was young again in the Summer Garden, and had hope and eternal life.❞
I did it again guys. I binge read 500+ pages within a few hours. XD I think I've read almost 2000 pages within a span of two days! I've been finishing each book in this series in a day and I can't sto ...more
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“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.”
Okay, so first of all this book should have been named Tatiana OR Alexander based off the amount of time they are actually together. This book is the definition of the word angst. Heartbreaking, torturous angst.
Trigger Warnings for attempted rape, graphic violence, graphic depict ...more
10++ big beautiful stars and then some
WOW!!!! This second installment of The Bronze Horseman trilogy was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! This is truly the most EPIC LOVE story EVER told bar none. I am writing this review through the tears left over from reading this book.
This book was the PERFECT sequel to The Bronze Horseman. In many ways, it not so much followed it as it did complete it. While things are still very open for book 3, I felt like this book was the second half of TBH. It was utter ...more
This book began brilliantly. I was absolutely enthralled from the opening chapter and Simons effortlessly kept up a pace and tension that rivalled 'The Bronze Horseman'. On my birthday, I was reading it on my work break and something major was happening. As my ...more
Sin embargo, cuando ya lleva ...more
♥♥♥♥♥A LOVE STORY♥♥♥♥♥
"What about our life has ever been easy?"
Truer words were never spoken. Can these two, please, have less heartache and more happy times in Lazarevo?
My emotions ran the gamut from crying to wanting to punch someone in the throat. My heart ached for both of them as they struggled to go on with life. When times were hard I relied on Alexander's words, 'I have to have faith.'
Orbeli was introduced in TBH and we learn more about it in this book. Orbeli was the ultimate sacrific ...more
After finishing The Bronze Horseman how could you not continue on with this book? We were left with Tatiana believing that Alexander was dead and she was left alone and pregnant. She struggles in deciding if she should continue on with their plan and ultimately does that, working her magic and making it to America just in time to give birth.
Let me just say....
and not only that but it will severely test your patience! I was desperate to find out what happened but of course, nothing could ...more
5+ Stars!!! - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den
“Where did they teach you how to live after you’d lost it all? Who taught you how to go on after you had lost everything?”This song, “My Love” by Lene Marlin (link below), is my theme song for this second book in the Tatiana and Alexander trilogy.
MY LOVE by Lene Marlin
The haunting voice and the lyrics…How my heart aches as I listen to it…Especially because every time I listen to it, now, it will forever remind me of Tatiana an ...more
My emotions are so raw from this book.. !!
After reading The Bronze Horseman I immediately had to download book 2, Tatiana and Alexander.. this book takes up where TBH leaves off.
It also led me to the beginning of Alexander's story and into his past.. how he came to Russia, and everything that happens to him and his family from the time they arrived and then everything that happens to him and Tatiana after TBH ends..
Following TBH, this book took what was ...more
Alexander's POV alternated between his childhood move to Russia and his current miserable mission. A lot of scenes from The Bronze Horseman were told again through his perspective. I liked him way more in this book! He's a lot nicer seen through his own eyes. His battle scenes were pret ...more
Paullina Simons stole my heart and is never giving it back.
Or I'm gonna need a suppport group after this trilogy
Guys.... GUYS... I was so nervous I was going to hate this one. Maybe it's the dreaded sophomore slump, that seemingly inevitable second book ailment most trilogies suffer that was making me a bit jittery when I started this book. The Bronze Horseman blew me away like no other romance novel before it (and Ive been reading for a very long time), so I wondered where Paullina ...more
"Once upon a time, young girls met young boys when the moon was full and the nights were dark, when there was a fire and singing and joking, when there was wine and taffeta and dancing, when the music was loud and the laughing, too, when one pair of eyes stared at another, and the girl's chest swelled and the boy came up close, and suddenly she looked up, he looked down and ...
Once there was first love."
What do you do … how do you go on … when your one ...more
The character development was huge, especially in Tatiana's case. She showed a remarkable growth in maturity; so much that, at times, I missed the former, more carefree Tania. I found it difficult to see Tatiana in such a massive state of longing for a ...more
"Love is so short, forgetting is so long."
-Tonight I Can Write
I couldn't possibly choose a passage from this book that best encapsulates the theme of Tatiana and Alexander's continuing battle against the odds of World War II. So I'm nicking something from Neruda which I find fitting because Shura, for the most part of this book, sounds like a hybrid between a South American poet and... well, Chuck Norris. In fact, try reading that poem and y ...more
*** 5++++ INFINITE, HEARTBREAKING, UNFORGETTABLE AND ALL CONSUMING STARS ***
I just can't get over how much IN LOVE I am with these books...with this EPIC and TIMELESS story...with Tatiana and Alexander...
It truly is the most consuming and beautiful love story I ever read! Full of devotion, ache, longing, angst, despair and above all hope. If they were lucky to find each other, they will always find away towards each other. They can't conceive a world without the other in it!
So there are love ...more
Now don’t get me ...more
Este libro representa demasiado. Demasiado sufrimiento. Demasiada intensidad. Demasiada angustia. Demasiada hermosura. Demasiada perfección. Juro que me pase toda la lectura llorando. Sin duda, lo ame.
Senza esagerare, ho impiegato un anno intero a finirlo, vergognosamente. Ma ce l'ho fatta, e la voglia di continuare questa storia, che all'inizio di questo libro si era un po' persa, è ora più viva che mai.
Spesso crudo e tetro, questo romanzo non lascia spazio all'immaginazione: è tutto scritto nero su bianco ed è proprio questo a renderlo tanto speciale. È impossibile non restare colpiti dagli eventi narrati, dai pensieri e dai sentimenti dei protagonisti.
Even though the storyline in this book is quite different from the first book, I loved it so much! I needed to know what would happen to our two main characters and I cared d ...more
Thanks to Alona for getting me to read this wonderful series.
***This review contains spoilers for The Bronze Horseman. Under no circumstances read this review if you haven't read the first book in the trilogy yet.***
Once again, Paullina Simons has rendered me speechless. This book has been emotional torture from beginning to end. I loved every page and every word I read. It was just pure perfection. I got ...more
While reading this, my heart was broken in a million pieces but at the same time, swelling to take up my entire chest. It caused too many feelings, my heart almost couldn't handle it. My love for this is forever. It can't be put into worlds how deep it runs. Tatiana and Alexander takes us on a journey of joy-faith-heartbreak and everlasting love. I have never, and will never love two characters with the same, deep, passion, as I love Tatiana and Alexander.
I am forever ...more
EDIT 2. ČERVNA: PŘIDÁNA RECENZE
Po tom, co Alexandra zajala NKVD, utíká Taťána do New Yorku s vědomím, že její manžel je mrtvý. Těhotná Taťána cestu skoro nepřežije, ale nakonec se do New Yorku v pořádku dostane, a na Americké půdě porodí syna. Po tom, co se plně uzdraví začne pracovat jako sestřička v nemocnici. Ale stíny minulosti ji provází dál, a ona není schopna dostat se přes Alexandra. Jeho poslední slova, ji nutí přemý ...more
I can't express my love enough for this series. I absolutely loved this book. Tatiana and Alexander teaches us what real love is really about. A love that war, hardship, loneliness, time and distance can't break, can't free them.
I have to say I really enjoy ...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