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The Bronze Horseman

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 by in Paullina Simons | 0 comments

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The Bronze Horseman
Paullina Simons

From Amazon.com:

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.

Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

Foxy's Review:

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G 
Every once in awhile a book enters our life that changes the way we think and feel.

Reading this book but felt like watching a WW2 documentary that included a love story. The Bronze Horseman could be categorized as a realistic historical fiction. The whole scenario felt real. When the characters suffered I suffered along with them in my everyday life. Watching this family struggle to survive in Russia during the winter while a war has taken over their city and one soldier making it his mission to save them had me inconstant emotional turmoil. Being able to see the war through the eyes of a soldier and the citizens made the story come alive right before my very eyes.

The beauty of the Bronze Horseman is it leaves you realizing to never take important things in your life for granted. It’s rare when a book can make you reevaluate your life and makes you want to change for the better.

One word is so powerful that I get chills thinking about it now –Orbeli. I won’t say anymore as not to ruin the power behind this word. After you’re done with this book and realize what it means and you’ll be awestruck.

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A couple questions get asked when reading this book –
1. Love triangle? – (view spoiler)
2. HEA? – (view spoiler)(view spoiler)(view spoiler)
3. 800 pages, really? – I was nervous I would get bored through this book. I have a short attention span but not once was I bored. The writing and storytelling was amazing and kept me captivated the whole time.

**My pre-review**(view spoiler)

SERIES:
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman #2) The Summer Garden (The Bronze Horseman, #3)
Continuing story. Must be read in order.

Novellas:
Children of Liberty (The Bronze Horseman, #0.5) The Bridge to Holy Cross Tatiana's Table  Tatiana And Alexander's Life Of Food And Love
(#0.5)(#1.5)(#3.5)

1st book of 2014

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