This is a beautiful wonderful book!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
Easily one of the best books out there! Paullina has an amazing talent for making the reader feel absolutely every emotion possible. She does not get the recognition she deserves! Wonderful beginning to an excellent trilogy!
Who or what is Orbeli?
Leon Orbeli was a Russian Physiologist.
Orbeli is the name of the curator of the Hermitage Museum. Tatiana and Alexander watch him as he observes the crates containing the museum's precious works being loaded onto a truck to be taken safely out of the war torn city. Alexander's telling Tatiana to "remember Orbeli" is him secretly telling her that he, like Orbeli, is getting his precious cargo out of danger.
Anybody who loves romance should definitely read this book. Alexander is such a fantastic protagonist.
Not one of my fave Simons Books but still I did read the next installment, Tatiana and Alexander.
I love this book! I read it in a week (mainly bc I was on vacation so had the time). The only thing that really ruined it for me was knowing that the second book was called Tatiana and Alexander. The whole book, I knew they were going to end up together.
Does anybody know the difference between Tatiana and Alexander, and The Bridge to Holy Cross? I think that they are simply differently titled versions of the second book...like Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, which over here was called Cross-stitch. I read The Bridge to Holy Cross, but every reference I've seen on here to part 2, refers to it as Tatiana and Alexander.
You are correct. They are both the second book in the Bronze Horseman Trilogy; however, there are slight differences in the books. I have both versions because I didn't want to miss anything, though I only ended up reading T&A. From what I gathered, Paullina Simons wrote BTHC first and published it in Australia. BTHC includes an epilogue that T&A does not have. When the book was to be published in England, Paullina was given a chance to revise it. She did, taking out the epilogue, because at that point she had decided to write the third book in the trilogy. I am not sure what other changes Paullina made between versions, but I think she did make some (nothing that changes the plot of the story though). To make things even more confusing, I read somewhere that there are two versions of T&A, an England published one and an American published one. I always try my best to read the most recent version published. I figure if the author has made revisions, they are doing it to make the book better.
I know that was a lot of info. I hope it helped and wasn't too confusing.
superb book! I havent felt this moved by a book in such a long time
Fabulous book! This book I could not put down. After the series... i could not start another book...until the Outlander...These two ladies are fabulous authors... they really connect with the reader... they suck you in!