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Paullina Simons

Autor(a) de The Bronze Horseman

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About the Author

Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Paullina attended college in New York, Kansas and England. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Political Science Paullina went on to various jobs including mostrar mais working as a financial journalist and as a translator. After several years Paullina got around to her first love and wrote her novel Tully (HarperCollins, Oct. 1995). She has since written Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander.) The Summer Garden, The Girl in Times Square, Road to Paradise and Children of Liberty. Many of Paullina's novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand. Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana's Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her bestselling books The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, and The Summer Garden. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Paullina Simons

The Bronze Horseman (2000) 2,135 exemplares
Tatiana and Alexander (2003) 1,104 exemplares
The Summer Garden (2005) 785 exemplares
Tully (1994) 754 exemplares
The Girl in Times Square (2004) 597 exemplares
Red Leaves (1996) 477 exemplares
Eleven Hours (1998) 422 exemplares
Road to Paradise (2007) 187 exemplares
Children of Liberty (2012) 155 exemplares
A Song in the Daylight (2009) 142 exemplares
Bellagrand (2013) 84 exemplares
The Tiger Catcher (2019) 81 exemplares
Lone Star (1800) 67 exemplares
A Beggar's Kingdom (2019) 32 exemplares
Inexpressible Island (2019) 30 exemplares
Kristina (1997) 25 exemplares
Six Days in Leningrad (2013) 20 exemplares
Light at Lavelle (2023) 7 exemplares
Tully, part 2 (1995) 4 exemplares
The Bronze Horseman, part 2 (2002) 4 exemplares
I Love My Baby Because... (2014) 4 exemplares
The Bronze Horseman, part 1 (2002) 4 exemplares
Tully, part 1 (1995) 4 exemplares
Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers (2015) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This was a weekend binge read for me and I couldn't wait to get through the last chapter. I am really surprised by this novel's high average rating on GR. Half of the book is mostly dialogue between a soldier named Alexander and a seventeen year old named Tatiana, including seemingly every gratuitous thought that comes into the girl's head. Then later on there are the sex scenes (which did nothing for me) and many, many more pages of dialogue. On one page Tatiana comes across as a very immature teenager who is prone to fainting spells and a few pages later she is suddenly successfully holding down a job.

The one saving grace of this book was the inclusion of some significant historical details about the invasion of Russia by Germany during WWII. The author did insert some of the horrific realities many people faced into the story to give it credibility. Otherwise this is basically a really, really long drawn out love story with too many inconsistencies that could have benefited by some major editing. Perhaps readers who love romance novels might be drawn to this story and the main characters but unfortunately, I wasn't. This book has been on my tbr shelf for years and I am just glad to finally cross it off my reading list.
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Ann_R | 103 outras críticas | May 25, 2024 |
dmcoco | 6 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
En plein siège de Léningrad lors de la seconde guerre mondiale, le destin d'une jeune Russe de 17 ans va se jouer. Au premier jour de la guerre en 1941, elle rencontre un officier de l'armée rouge... né en Amérique. Ils s'aiment au premier regard, d'un amour absolu mais interdit. En effet, Alexandre est promis à la soeur ainée de Tatiana. Ensemble, Tatiana et Alexandre vont affronter tous les dangers de cette guerre qui va précipiter leur ville dans l'horreur, la famine, le peur, le froid et la mort...… (mais)
Dabs | 40 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Started slow but got better. Going to have to read the second one in series to find out what happened!
mjphillips | 103 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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