The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman

A Novel

eBook - 2001
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"Special PerfectBound e-book exclusive feature! Paullina Simons's tribute to her still-living grandparents, survivors of Russia's twentieth century from World War I and the Russian Revolution through the siege of Leningrad and the regimes of Lenin and Stalin. From the author of the international bestseller Tully comes an epic tale of passion, betrayal, and survival in World War II Russia. Leningrad, 1941: The European war seems far away in this city of fallen grandeur, where splendid palaces and stately boulevards speak of a different age, when the city was known as St. Petersburg. Now two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanov, live in a cramped apartment, sharing one room with their brother and parents. Such are the harsh realities of Stalin's Russia, but when Hitler invades the country, the siege of its cities makes the previous severe conditions seem luxurious. Against this backdrop of danger and uncertainty, Tatiana meets Alexander, an officer in the Red Army whose self-confidence sets him apart from most Russian men and helps to conceal a mysterious and troubled past. Once the relentless winter and the German army's blockade take hold of the city, the Metanovs are forced into ever more desperate measures to survive. With bombs falling and food becoming scarce, Tatiana and Alexander are drawn to each other in an impossible love that threatens to tear her family apart and reveal his dangerous secret--a secret as destructive as the war itself. Caught between tw
Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2001
ISBN: 9780060006082
0060006080
9780060771553
0060771550
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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kmosley2 Apr 08, 2016

This book needed a good editor.

beauty2005 May 15, 2014

tear jerker with a satisfying ending

triptophan Mar 31, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this romance because it is too long. The novel is over 800 pages and I was getting bored. The Bronze Horseman wasn't fast-paced. It was slow- moving like a turtle crossing the street on a one-way street. I found myself skipping pages to get to end because I was curious to see how the author ended the story. But, don't waste your time. This story is a complete drag.

hania4987 Mar 31, 2014

I am a little ambivalent about this book. The story begins on the day that Hitler turned on Stalin and millions of people were in the way. This story follows one family during the siege of Leningrad as you witness confusion, then splintering, then devastation. So far, it's good but not great.

chicobonbon Jul 11, 2013

One of my favourite books. I can't be sure how many times I've reread this book and each time I get caught up in the characters and the writing.

A beautiful love story set against the harsh backdrop of Leningrad under siege. Wonderfully written and compelling character development. This book left me with a book hangover for days. I needed to have more of Tatiana and Alexander and good thing--there were two more books!

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calss37
May 14, 2013

This book was so hard to put down. Would highly recommend it if you like Romance Fiction set during historical periods (WW2)
This novel is a page turner, loved it!

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Suvorov1
Feb 11, 2013

Tatiana lives with her parents, grandparents, sister and brother in a two room section of a residential building in Soviet Russia. Hitler turns on Stalin, bringing the war to Russian land. Tatiana meets a handsome and charming Red Army soldier, only to discover her sister Dasha has been dating and is in love with him. Tatiana knows she must no longer think of Alexander that way. Unfortunately, it is easier said than done.

While The Bronze Horseman is primarily a love story, there is a lot more to it. Simons portrays life in a Leningrad under siege- rationing of food and supplies, the constant bombing, the crime, the hardships, etc. It also briefly touches on the paranoia under the Communist and Soviet governments.

The characters are developed extremely well and the story is phenomenal; Simons is an outstanding writer. There are also really hot sex scenes, which is always a plus. There really is not a lot more to say about this book, however the fact that I stayed up until 3:15 AM to read should be proof enough that I highly recommend this book.

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vwruleschick
Jan 14, 2013

It is a long read, but one of coming of age (and innocence) while you follow Tatiana and her life in Leningrad, Russia, just before WWII. Her family including her grandparents and twin her brother and her older sister, Dasha, living in small shared quarters together. While food supplies are dwindling and weather is harsh. The demands on the civilians even harsher. There is love, hate, loss and reunion, but forgiveness is hard or is it learning the truth even harder. Alexander, a Soviet soldier who meets Tatiana, but is involved with her older sister creates complicated relationships and sacrafices. Will they survive?

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PrettyPenny
Dec 11, 2012

A definite page turner. Well written with great characters.

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7955
Sep 17, 2012

difficult to put down. wonderful story, beautifully written.

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