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Tatiana and Alexander 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 lifeI 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 stoWe 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 lifeI 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 stop.Reading Tatiana and Alexander was truly aggravating and stressful, sometimes in a good way in other ways not It definitely wasn t as great as The Bronze Horseman but it was still good nonetheless The book continues a little bit before where we left off in The Bronze Horseman and follows Tatiana trying to start a new life in America without her husband and Alexander trying survive the war and live long enough to somehow find a way back to his wife.The first part of the book feltlike The Bronze Horseman told in Alexander s POV because it consisted of a lot of flashbacks about his past and how he got to the Soviet Union with his family Plot progression in regards to what happened directly after the events of the first book moved very slowly But I found myself not minding because I loved learning about Alexander s life and seeing moments with Tatiana through his eyes.Life with Tatiana and Anthony in America was tough I was struggling with wanting for her to wait for Alexander or wanting her to stop moping I can t even begin to explain how stressed I would get when she would go on dates Surprisingly, I was bored with a few chapters here and there At times, I found myself skimming or zoning out while reading because I just wanted them to reunite already After reading The Bronze Horseman, I already had a feeling that Alexander and Tatiana would be separated the whole book and would only reunite until the very end which was exactly what happened.I m also predicting that in the final book we re going to finally see them living together as a family but all hell will break loose once again because these two people just can t catch a freakin break and have the happy ending that they so desperately deserve Now that the war is over, they have to overcome the challenges within their relationship and their family I m desperately hoping that Paullina Simons doesn t butcher their relationship, butcher everything I loved about them in book one, to the point of no return and expect us to feel handy dandy when they finally have their happy ending Gah, I swear this series will be the death of me A LOVE STORY What about our life has ever been easy Truer words were never spoken Can these two, please, have less heartache andhappy 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 learnabout it in this book Orbeli was the ultimate sacrific A LOVE STORY What about our life has ever been easy Truer words were never spoken Can these two, please, have less heartache andhappy 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 learnabout it in this book Orbeli was the ultimate sacrifice that Alexander gave to Tania When Tania learns the meaning behind the name, Orbeli, she has hope and faith in their love for one another The story flowed from Alexander s past as a child to where TBH left off The glimpses into Alexander s childhood portrayed how he became the man we meet in TBH 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 SERIES Continuing story Must be read in order.Novellas 0.5 1.5 3.5 10 big beautiful starsand then someWOWThis second installment of The Bronze Horseman trilogy was BEAUTIFUL This is truly themost EPIC LOVE story EVER toldbar 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 utter10 big beautiful starsand then someWOWThis second installment of The Bronze Horseman trilogy was BEAUTIFUL This is truly themost EPIC LOVE story EVER toldbar 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 utterly BREATHTAKING When we left Tatiana and Alexander in TBH, Alexander had arranged for a pregnant Tatiana to get passage to America by having her think he was dead he was sure they were going to execute him but as fate would have it, he wasn t and was made to serve in the penal battalions at the front of the war Tatiana meanwhile in America is forced to try and live on with their infant son believing that he is dead.I don t have words to describe and BEAUTIFULLY and SEAMLESSLY the author wove together Alexander s story with Tatiana s as well as flashbacks and memories We learn a lot about Alexander in this book While the books are not written in first person, a lot of what we saw in The Bronze Horseman was through Tatiana s eyes and in this book, we are taken back to events seen in TBH and also some events that we didn t see that happened in between and are shown them through Alexander s eyes It explains so much leaving no question unanswered We also see Alexander s childhood through intermingled flashbacks that help the reader understand how he became the man he is The HEARTACHE and LONGING in this book almost killed me I was openly crying or sobbing every 10 pages or so You ll just be reading normally and your emotional state will be relatively stable well, still full of aching for them missing each other but bearably so in a current scene but then a memory will be inserted and just throw you right over the emotional edge.The happy memories of each other are inserted throughout the entire book at times when Tatiana and Alexander are despairing beyond all hope, and the memories of each other serve as a means to get them through To get up onetime To put one foot in front of the other Not to give up In this same way, they help the reader get through their separation by constantly giving hope.And their reunion Wow Wow Wow Alexander and Tatiana are both SUCH strong characters some of the strongest I ve ever read about I don t think I have ever sobbed through a book so much but in a completely good way This is such a story of survival and love The author s ability to make you FEELevery single thingthat Tatiana and Alexander are going through is just incredible No piece of music, book, story, movie, show,anythinghas EVER made me FEEL as strongly as this book did If I were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of my life and could only bring one series of books, it would be these.The LOVE that Tatiana and Alexander share is beyond words You just have to experience it for yourself I don t think anyone but the author can do it justice.Again, this book is long, not as long as the first one though but my print copy is 559 pages But it did not drag even once I read every single word every syllable even as slowly as I could I didn t want it to end And there is absolutely zero fluff Absolutely everything mentioned is a vital part of the story And as with the first one, the writing is also broken up really interestingly It is in chapters, but within those chapters are little sections, each one is a writing work of art I really don t know how to explain it, but each one is not just telling you what is happening, but it has a greaterpointIts achingly beautifully poetic This writing style becomesandpoignant as the series goes on because as you knowandabout the characters, the author is able to make the sectionsandemotional until every single one of your heart strings is raw.The ending is perfect and this being the romance love story that it is, everything does work out in the end, which believe me is what will keep you going throughout it.I m starting book 3 right away which follows Alexander and Tatiana in their new life in America with their son as they face life after the war together These are by FAR my FAVORITE books ever There is nothing else in their league This story is one that i will reread over and over again and will stay with me forever.And tell me that s not the most beautiful book cover CASTING see above Forof my reviews, book news and updates Main blog Aestas Book Blog Facebook Blog Page Twitter No spoilers, people, I promise Again, I got this second book on audio and, no surprise there, it s over 30 hours long This is also where we see the worst of the siege of Leningrad and, I kid you not, after reading this book I ve dreamed of being starved to death for multiple night in a row I don t know, I might be too impressionable, but damn It makes you appreciate every single thing in your fridge and make you want to stuff yourself You know, just in case This also is a book where thing No spoilers, people, I promise Again, I got this second book on audio and, no surprise there, it s over 30 hours long This is also where we see the worst of the siege of Leningrad and, I kid you not, after reading this book I ve dreamed of being starved to death for multiple night in a row I don t know, I might be too impressionable, but damn It makes you appreciate every single thing in your fridge and make you want to stuff yourself You know, just in case This also is a book where things get steamy After following these characters for such a long time you definitely feel like you know them It might have even felt a bit personal and uncomfortable being there during their ahem, private moments Ah, hell, who am I kidding I will also tell you that I have attempted to read book 3 in this series and dropped it Not because it sucked, or anything but simply because it was a completely different setting and a completely different life and struggle Some things were beginning to sound a bit redundant so I put it on pause for now 4.5 s 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 4.5 s 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 be that easy The author takes us on a journey down memory lanewe get to find out quite a bit about what makes Alexander tick andabout his relationship with his parents Not a lot of excitement but at least it did make me dislike his parents a little less Fortunately, the time will Tatiana moves in a forward pace for the most part We get to find out what happens to her in New York and what she does with herself and the baby You would think this is an easy road but it is not That was the difficult partreading how much both of them suffered being away from the other Alexander hoping that Tania made it to the USA but having to still live under horrible circumstances and fight the war Tatiana being in a much better place but left with doubts if Alexander did die or not, and if he did, should she move on with her life I wish I could say that there wasn t a lot of war military history in this one but I would be wrong It was b o r i n g I am just not into that but I do like that it seemed to be factualand I did like knowing what Alexander went through because it seems like a lot of that will come back to bite him in the butt Thankfully, we are done with that for the most part There were a few surprisesone in particular was something I knew would happen even though I m quite sadden by how things ultimately turned out.I was really blown away by Tatianashe has definitely grown up I love how determined and focused she is and she never ceases to amaze me What happened towards the end was amazing and I loved her conviction You can see how there will be some problems It will be interesting to see how things play out in the next book, The Summer Garden Sadly, I don t have any idea if they end up together or not so I m going in with no expectations.well, mostly.Favorite quotes It s not marriage bait, it s the wedding tackle Falling in love with you in the Summer Garden in the white nights in Leningrad is the moment that propels me through life 5 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading DenWhere 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 Tatiana 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 5 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading DenWhere 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 Tatiana 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 and Alexander s achingly, hauntingly beautiful love story, that is not only etched into my heart but my whole body My chest aches, my eyes water, my breath catches, my skin feels tight, sighs escapeI can t help but want to cry and sigh whenever I think of these two And those of you who have EXPERIENCED and LOVED this trilogy, I believe you KNOW what I m talking about Don t you It has taken me so long to write my review for Tatiana and Alexander over a year because I was so CONSUMED with wanting to read the last book, The Summer Garden, that I just couldn t stop to review this one Also, I ve really struggled with how to write a review for this one without spoiling the book for anyone who hasn t read the first Strangely, now that I m re reading The Bronze Horseman, I m ready to try.I started this second book armed with the quote belowIf it were not for hope, the heart would breakThomas FullerThis quote mantra helped me to be able to breathe when I first started this book, after all I went through with Tatiana and Alexander in The Bronze Horseman I hugged my hope for Tatiana and Alexander tight Because of this, I found I was able to breathe in the first couple hundred pages, but then as I read on, my chest grew tighter and tighter and tighter I ACHED I was RAW But I kept clutching on to that hope My heart still broke, but it was also healed.Without any plot spoilers I will say, though, that you will learn about both Alexander s and Tatiana s lives before they met each other through flashbacks You ll also discover some additional things about scenes in the first book I really appreciated seeing scenes from The Bronze Horseman from Alexander s perspective as I was longing for that in the first book You will understand just how momentous that scene on the street, when Alexander sees Tatiana for the first time in her white dress with red roses, eating an ice cream, really was for Alexander Alexander and Tatiana are the embodiment of courage, strength, determination, and an enduring, epic love, for meKiss my forehead She obeys Kiss my lips She obeys And obeys Tania Shh Can t you see I m breaking Ah, she says, You re still in one piece thenI cannot promise you that you ll be in one piece when you read this In fact, if you have the experience I did, you ll be shattered But I do wish you what I also experienced, which is Hope and Love the excruciating loss of hope and love and the heart bursting regaining of hope and love so INTENSE that you ll never be the same This is not just a read It is an EXPERIENCE I really can t explain it any other way Orbeli What does it mean It means so much And, well, you ll just have to experience it for yourself One of my favourite quotes from this book and which gives the title of the last book, The Summer Garden, such meaningThere is one moment, a moment in eternity Before we find out the truth about one another That simple moment is the one that propels us through life what we felt at the very edge of our future, standing over the abyss, before we knew for sure we loved Before we knew for sure we loved forever Before all that, you and I walked through The Summer Garden, and once in a while my bare arm touched your arm, and once in a while you spoke and that gave me an excuse to look up into your face, into your laughing eyes, to catch a glimpse of your mouth and I, who had never been touched, tried to imagine what it might be like to have your mouth touch me Falling in love with you in The Summer Garden in the white nights of Leningrad is the moment that propels me through lifeP.S Tissues required.P.P.S These books are not for everyone, but they are precious keepers for me and many others who have been captivated by Alexander and Tatiana s story Edited to add another song Oh, my sniffles It feels like fate The day after I finally write my review for Tatiana and Alexander, I come across this poignant and haunting song link below which is absolutely PERFECT for this book Just PERFECT This song makes me want to weep, as I did with this book IF I COULD BE WHERE YOU ARE by Enya Reading Order 1 The Bronze Horseman My Review Here2 Tatiana and Alexander also titled The Bridge to Holy Cross, in some editions 3 The Summer Graden To be reviewed.Credits My Alexander Henry CavillMy Tatiana Teresa Palmer DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images, videos or music used in this review They are posted to add visuals and soundtrack to the review and for fun If any of these are yours and you would like me to remove them, please let me know, and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright, I will do so. GAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD 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 GAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD 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 left of my shredded emotions and completely tore my heart out for me it was 10 timesemotional and heartbreaking than TBH I am now completely, emotionally gutted but OMG what an amazing and wonderful story Paullina Simons writes There is nothing like reading a book that can pull such raw emotions from you She is so gifted and is truly in a league of her own.I couldn t possibly wait to read this book after finishing TBH and definitely think that everyone should read book 2 following TBH it is very different from TBH, but sooooooooo sooooo good just stock up on your tissues ahead of time you will absolutely need them for for this book now I m desperately on the hunt for book 3, The Summer Garden So intense and stressful 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 Officer Alexander Belov, Is Still Alive And Needs Her DesperatelyMeanwhile, Oceans And Continents Away In The Soviet Union, Alexander Barely Escapes Execution, And Is Forced To Lead A Battalion Of Soldiers Considered Expendable By The Soviet High Command Yet Alexander Is Determined To Take His Men Through The Ruins Of Europe In One Last Desperate Bid To Escape Stalin S Death Machine And Somehow Find His Way To Tatiana Once Again 6 STARSPaullina Simons stole my heart and is never giving it back Or I m gonna need a suppport group after this trilogyGuys GUYS I was so nervous I was going to hate this one Maybe it s the dreaded sopho 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 6 STARSPaullina Simons stole my heart and is never giving it back Or I m gonna need a suppport group after this trilogyGuys GUYS I was so nervous I was going to hate this one Maybe it s the dreaded sopho 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 I ve been reading for a very long time , so I wondered where Paullina Simons would take me in the second entry A lot of the times middle books feel like filler and there s very little worthy stuff in them But this one This one took my love for the first book and made it exponential It was LOVE SQUARED Scratch that Love to the eleventh power I don t even know how anything else is going to top this trilogy for me.Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I will say the first 30% or so of the book took me a little by surprise I did not expect to get such an extensive set of flashbacks dating all the way to when our darling Shura was just 11 years old, prepping to leave America with his parents so they could live according to their deluded Communist ideals in the Soviet Union itself So yes, I suppose I should say that first portion of this book was filler just because we already got all that backstory in the first book Not with such detail, but we already knew the salient points of Alexander s backstory So were all those flashbacks needed, no not really if I m being honest which I ll always be , but they still kept me interested I love this story and these characters so much already that I ll gobble up all I can about them And I adore Paullina Simons style, so lyrical in parts and yet so simple in others She s enrapturing with the raw passion and emotion she uses to construct every sentence The writing is lush, evocative, envolving It s packed full of sensual yearning and so much tragedy Which brings me to the 50% mark, upon which I just could not put this book down at all Weird, for a book where the main characters spend so much time apart I was beginning to get worried with Tatiana s almost apathetic attitude to all the loss and suffering she d been a victim of But then Paullina finds a second gear and boosts the story with new twists Alexander is fighting for his life, like only someone as fierce and determined as he could Tatiana can t let go It s a penance of the heart, a silent scream of agonized loving Tatiana is back to being the Tatiana I know and love and I m freaking devastated again at all the stuff happening on the page I couldn t read the pages fast enough and yet I found myself slowing down, rereading everything up to three times because I wanted to stay in the moment And then when these two come together again, we all know they will eventually they have to , it s the sweetest torture I sobbed and trembled along with Tatiana My heart was racing, I was hoping to God the enemy wouldn t get their paws on them I was there with them in postwar Berlin I am so glad there is a third book because as nice as that ending was, I am a total and complete glutton and I can t get enough of this story I don t even care that The Summer Garden is as big the Encyclopedia Brittanica and 5 regular sized books fit in it nicely I think it isn t going to be enough to satisfy my need for this couple So yes, Paullina Simons stole my heart and I am sure it s too late for me now I m enamoured with these books and as far as I am concerned she can have my heart for life, keep it and lock it away for giving me Shura

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