Monday, 1 February 2016

The Royal Readers February 2016 Book Of The Month

Day #1

First book of the month is a book I've been meaning to read for a while now. I have seen it everywhere, but just haven't either had the time to read it, or other books just seem to get in the way.

Since I have all month to read it, I won't be rushing myself. Saying that, I might not be starting this book on day one. Maybe later on in the week I will start, don't hold your breath.

Title: The Bronze Horseman

Author: Paullina Simons

My Copy Year Published: 1 July 2013

My Copy Publisher: William Morrow



An epic story of secrets, betrayal and an impossible love.

Called “a Russian Thorn Birds” The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons is a sweeping saga of love and war that has been a monumental bestseller all over the world. The acclaimed author of Tully, Simons has written a stirring tale of devotion, passion, secrets, betrayal, and sacrifice. “A love story both tender and fierce” (Publishers Weekly) that “Recalls Dr. Zhivago ” (People Magazine ), The Bronze Horseman is rich and vivid historical fiction at its finest.

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.