Tatiana and Alexander: A Novel

Tatiana and Alexander: A Novel

by Paullina Simons


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“This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented, and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair!”

—Daily Mail (London)


Paullina Simons’s internationally bestselling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman’s transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War Two. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander—a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace. A sweeping, intensely compelling romantic historical saga, Tatiana and Alexander is a Russian Thorn Birds and a truly unforgettable reading experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061987465
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Bronze Horseman Series , #2
Pages: 559
Sales rank: 88,490
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Paullina Simons is the author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman, as well as ten other beloved novels, a memoir, a cookbook, and two children’s books. Born in Leningrad, Russia, Paullina immigrated to the United States when she was ten, and now lives in New York with her husband and an alarming number of her once-independent children.

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Tatiana and Alexander 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Mupples More than 1 year ago
The ebook version is missing chunks from the original book. I love the story but I know there was more interact between the two characters--and I have the paperback version to prove it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Tatiana and Alexander Paullina Simons Avon, Jun 29 2010, $15.99 ISBN: 9780061987465 In 1941 eighteen year old Tatiana Metanova and Red Army Officer Alexander Belov met and fell in love (see The Bronze Horseman). She becomes pregnant while he goes off to fight Hitler's army. Tatiana believes her beloved died so as a single mom widow manages to get to Ellis Island via Scandinavia and the across the Atlantic. Tatiana changes her name to Jane Barrington and gets a position as a nurse on Ellis Island while also raising her son Anthony, but misses her beloved Alexander Meanwhile Stalin's Secret Police arrests Alexander who is accused of being a traitor. He is sentenced to die. He looks back ironically to when his father, a communist believer, left a nice middle class existence in America to relocate the family in Stalin's impoverished Russia. However, those thoughts add to his pain. Only remembering his beloved Tatiana keeps him going through the torture and the expectation of death. The sequel to The Bronze Horseman changes perspective from Tatiana's vivid descriptions of the horrors of war especially the Battle of Leningrad with her one light being Alexander; to his bleak tale of all's deadly on the German front especially his only stay of execution being the lead of a suicide mission with his one light being Tatiana. The terrific story line uses the atrocities of war as the backdrop to the human spirit when love can overcome so much. Tatiana and Alexander is a love story that tugs at the heartstrings. Harriet Klausner
sweetie1943 More than 1 year ago
All three trilogy books were wonderful! She is an excellent writer and easy to read and holds your interest throughout the book. I would reccomend this book to everyone.
eden61879 More than 1 year ago
One of the best trilogies I have read in a long time. Its followed by The Summer Garden, but not available at BN. You will have to get it from Amazon or ebay.
jlmMN More than 1 year ago
A great sequel to "The Bronze Horseman" . After reading the Bronze Horseman I didn't want the story to end so I bought Tatiana & Alexander and was not disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so loved this book! I am so glad i bought these books! It makes you feel like you are a part of the story, like you're standing watching and feeling and smelling everything that happens. The pain and suffering, Paullina is great author !I will look for more books by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited for this book to come out in June after reading The Bronze Horseman twice, cover to cover in April. This book definitely was great, but the hero and heroine were separated most of the story, while only having maybe 100 pages of adventure, stress, and love together. It was a long drawn-out four years of separation with only a quick, too-short climax and ending. I found the author drescribed most scenes with passive verbs rather than show us the setting and have us feel the emotions of Tatiana and Alexander. My favorite is still the first. I actually went out and read Pushkin's narrative poem, The Bronze Horseman. :)
DMGLA More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect with "The Bronze Horseman," and then this sequel, but I was blown away! The love story is fantastic, but the realistic portrayal of life in the Soviet Union during World War II and the failure of Communism make these books doubly great! The books are for adults, but I would wholeheartedly recommend them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to read this book immediately after finishing The Bronze Horseman.  I love the characters Tatiana & Alexander.  I just ordered The Summer Garden.  I can't get enough of them.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't quite finsihed the book but if you like the two other books about Tatiana and Alexander this one is a must read. You have to find out what happened to them once they arrive in the United States and try to live a normal life with all their demons hanging on to them. This book is just as riveting and exciting as the first two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is concluded well, it finishes off what was started in the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutly amazing. Loved every second of it!
jenreidreads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
By far, my least favorite installment of the trilogy, Tatiana and Alexander are apart through the majority of this novel. And they are both upset by that fact. Very upset. Tatiana can barely function in New York, despite the fact that she has Alexander's son to care for. Alexander is trapped in Russia, still forced to lead a penal battalion in the war, which is essentially a death sentence. Long passages of them remembering their time together in Lazarevo and flashbacks of Alexander's childhood get very tiring. Simons could have used a stricter editor; this novel easily could have been shorter by at least 100 pages. After dragging through the majority of the book, the ending comes on quickly with a lot of suspense - almost redeeming the rest of the story. A necessary but lackluster installment in this trilogy.
wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tatiana and Alexander is a continuation of The Bronze Horseman and I loved this sequel almost as much as the original. Paullina Simons paints a vivid and startling picture of Europe during and in the aftermath of World War II. The world inhabited by Tatiana and Alexander is cruel and beautiful at the same time. This novel starts with the two lovers separated - Tatiana having made her way to New York and Alexander facing charges in the Soviet Union - and tells the story of their lives during this separation and their attempts to reunite. The epic story of these two lover is historical fiction at its best and I look forward to reading more of their story.
SunlessEccentric on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though I don't normally go for romance novels, I found Tatiana and Alexander to be completely endearing. It could have been the historical relevance that drew me to the novel, or my being able to relate to the relationship between the characters. I felt immediately drawn to this book, and I definitely consider it a page-turner.
booksandbutter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read the first one a year ago and just finished this book. I loved the characters, the description of war, and felt the book had the perfect amount of closure. Can't wait to read any other novels the author has written.
wendytrim on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this trilogy--I love it! And the second book was fantastic. Had me on the edge of my seat the last 150 pages. On to the final book now. Sad to see it end...might read this one extra slooooowwwww just to make it last longer.
Mel-Loves-Books More than 1 year ago
“Come here.” He opens his arms. “Sit on top of me.” She obeys. “Now take your hands and place them on my face.” She obeys “Put your lips on my eyes.” She obeys “Kiss my forehead.” She obeys. “Kiss my lips.” She obeys. And obeys. “Tania...” “Shh.” “Can’t you see I’m breaking?” This installment was just as soul crushing and beautiful as the first. I was biting the tips of my fingers to keep from screaming. I ugly cried. I swooned. Just read this series! It is intense for sure and can get dark and scary, I mean it takes place in the middle of World War II, but I promise it is so incredibly beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best love stories I've ever read! I simply couldn't put it down.
MagaCF More than 1 year ago
Loved this novel! When is the movie coming out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need more of their story.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "The Bronze Horseman" I wondered if it would be as good, it is and helps explain a lot of that book before going on with the story.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I loved TBH but it took an emotional toll on me and I needed to take a SEVEN month break before I could pick up TaA. Even reading the prologue & first few pages of Chapter One, I was immediately brought back to that emotional place and had to put it down several times. That has never happened to me before and that alone is a testament to how heartbreakingly beautiful Tatiana and Alexander's story is. The book was pretty much exactly what I expected in terms of their relationship. Tatiana's faith, courage & determination was beautiful to watch. There is a subject that I won't spoil but I just don't see why it was written or the purpose it served. Maybe I can look back later & understand. I am excited to find out how their story ends but I'm not ready to say goodbye. If I could read any series again for the first time I think this would be it. - 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as the first but a great read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, but as a sequel to The Bronze Horseman it reviewed material from that book a little too much. And as in The Bronze Horseman, there are too many pages devoted to their love making. That said, it is a great story and I enjoyed it very much. However, just as pages were missing from The Bronze Horseman, the Epilogue was missing from the ebook. It's a big part in finishing the story. I borrowed the book from our public library and read it.