The Bronze Horseman
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 2009
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 810
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, World War II
Series: The Bronze Horseman (#1)
Buddy read with Lexxie!This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I have had a really hard time deciding how to rate this book. I went into the book with incredibly high expectations. I just knew that I would fall in love with this book largely because I had been told that I would love ...
I’m quite puzzled. This book was highly recommended. I decided to read it, along with others that were listed on Goodreads’ top 100 romance novels. I should have done a little more research before I dived into this novel because what I have found is that you either really enjoy this book or you ha...
DNF at 50%Now it's officially - I gave up. I wanted REALLY REALLY REALLY BADLY to love this book. I don't hate it. But...I don't like it either.I appreciate the work of the author. If this love story can encourage people to want to know more about the blockade of Leningrad, more about the WWII, then...
I finished reading this nearly a year ago and this book still sticks out in my head. This author really knows how to world build because I felt like I was right there in the war. I'm surprised there hasn't been a movie made based on these books. Tatiana and Alexander are two characters that I'll ...
I've read 140 pages and couldn't stand it anymore. (Spoilers ahead! But only as far as page 140.)The main character Tatiana annoyed the hell out of me (I could not stand Tatiana sitting there licking ice cream in her summer dress instead of buying food, because Germany had declared war on Russia the...