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The Bridge to Holy Cross : Tatiana and Alexander Series: Book 2 - Paullina Simons

The Bridge to Holy Cross

Tatiana and Alexander Series: Book 2

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Published: December 2003
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This title is also known as "Tatiana and Alexander"

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The Bridge to Holy Cross is a powerful story of love and hope - a passionate and epic love story from the Russian-born author of The Bronze Horseman.

Tatiana is 18 years old and pregnant when she miraculously escapes war-torn Leningrad to the West, believing herself to be a widow. Her husband, Major Alexander Belov, a decorated hero of the Soviet Union, has been arrested by Stalin's infamous secret police and is awaiting imminent death as a traitor and a spy.

Tatiana begins her new life in America. In wartime New York City she finds work, friends and a life beyond her dreams. However, her grief is inescapable and she keeps hearing Alexander calling out to her.

Meanwhile, Alexander faces the greatest danger he's ever known. An American trapped in Russia since adolescence, he has been serving in the Red Army and posing as a Soviet citizen to protect himself. For him, Russia's war is not over, and both victory and defeat will mean certain death.

As World War Two moves into its final violent phase, Tatiana and Alexander are surrounded by the ghosts of their past and each other.

They must struggle against destiny and despair as they find themselves in the fight of their lives. A master of the historical epic, Paullina Simons takes us on a journey across continents, time and the entire breadth of human emotion, to create a heartrendingly beautiful love story that will live on long after the final page is turned.

About The Author

Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad in 1963. As a child she emigrated to Queens, New York, and attended colleges in Long Island. Then she moved to England and attended Essex University, before returning to America. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

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    4.0

    great read enjoyable series

    By susanne

    from nsw

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    • Engaging Characters
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      Comments about The Bridge to Holy Cross:

      enjoyable read and series one to reread and keep

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      5.0

      A brilliant read

      By betty boop

      from Adelaide

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        5.0

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        from Loch Sport, Victoria Australia

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          Paullina Simons trilogy is a fasinating account of Russia during the war and what it was like to live there in such hard times.These books of Paullina's are all worth reading, she is an excellent author

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          'This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair that nourishes its two protagonists even when they are separated and lost, a long and bitter military campaign, plus personal excavations into the past. It also has -- thank goodness -- a welcome sense of humour and discernable characters rather than ciphers.' Victoria Moore, Daily Mail 'There is substance behind the romantic love story: a strong sense of compassion for her fellow Russians who lived bravely through protracted grim times' The Age The Bronze Horseman 'Pulling off the passionate love story embedded in a truly epic narrative is a difficult thing to do. Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind remains the blueprint for the genre, while Tolstoy's War and Peace carries off the literary honours ! it's quickly apparent that the Russian-born author Paullina Simons has the measure of this kind of epic romantic saga ! She is able to make some powerful statements about the durability of the human spirit, but never at the expense of descriptive passages refulgent with power and beauty' Barry Forshaw, amazon 'This is a story that grabs you from the first and doesn't let go at the last. Superb' Weekend Australian The Summer Garden 'Simons has written a book that is high on feeling and suspense' Sydney Morning Herald

          Paullina Simons

          Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.

          After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.

          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 and The Girl in Times Square. Many of Paullina's novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand.

          Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana's Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden. Paullina's latest novel is Road To Paradise which is currently available in all reputable Australian and New Zealand book stores.

          DOB & Place of Birth: 1963. Leningrad, Russia

          Place of Residence: USA

          Education: Attended Colleges in New York, Kansas and England. Graduated from Kansas University with a degree in political science

          Previous Jobs: Financial Journalist, Writer for the Financial News Network

          Career Aspirations: Always wanted to be a writer.

          Marital Status: Married

          Children: 4

          Favourite Authors: John Steinbeck,E. M. Forster, Leo Tolstoy, PJ O'Rourke, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton.

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          ISBN: 9780007175765
          ISBN-10: 0007175760
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 640
          Published: December 2003
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 3.6
          Weight (kg): 0.41