REVIEW for The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons


TITLE: The Bronze Horseman

AUTHOR: Paullina Simons


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.


Okay, so confession-time.

It took me a LONG time to pick up The Bronze Horseman. Sweeping epics are not my thing, nor are historical romances. And The Bronze Horseman is both. But what I found when I finally started this novel was that Paullina Simons weaves a tale that is SO MUCH MORE.

An artful storyteller, Ms. Simons had me turning the pages swiftly. I was captivated early on by Alexander. I saw the appeal, and, ladies, he lives up to the hype. *swoon*

Alexander is everything a good alpha male should be: strong, hot as hell, brave, loving towards our heroine. You get the picture, right?

Now, speaking of our heroine, I must confess the lovely Tatiana did grate on my nerves at times. She made so many downright stupid decisions. I wanted to shake her, at times.

Overall, though, I couldn’t help but root for Alex and Tania. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Alexander. And, thankfully, there are many of those.

I could have lived without a lot of the day-to-day detail about life in war-torn Russia, but I understood it helped layer the story.

All in all, I highly recommend The Bronze Horseman.

My final rating is a resounding 5/5 stars!!!


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Have you read The Bronze Horseman? What did you think?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurice M. (reeska)
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 02:35:59

    I loved it! Didn’t care for the second book but the third was awesome!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. IWantMyHEA
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 02:47:47

    I felt the same way. The first and the third were the best.



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