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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: 17th 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.

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4.0

A satisfying read

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      Comments about The Bridge to Holy Cross:

      If you enjoyed 'The bronze horseman', you will need to read this one. Some parts are tedious due to catch up on the previous novel but overall, satisfyingly good.

       
      4.0

      great read enjoyable series

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      from nsw

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        Comments about The Bridge to Holy Cross:

        enjoyable read and series one to reread and keep

         
        5.0

        A brilliant read

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          A brilliant read

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            Comments about The Bridge to Holy Cross:

            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: 576
            Published: 17th December 2003
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 3.7
            Weight (kg): 0.41