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The war in Europe seems far away in this city of fallen grandeur, where two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, share a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. And while life under Stalin has been harsh, deprivation unlike anything they have imagined is yet to come, for Hitler’s armies are about to invade their beloved homeland.
But amid the terror and hardship lie beauty and hope when Tatiana meets Alexander, a young Red Army officer. Confident and daring, he is also a man with a mysterious past and a terrifying secret.
As the relentless winter and the German army’s blockade grip the city, Tatiana and Alexander are drawn to each other in an impossible love that could tear her family apart and reveal his dangerous secret–a secret as destructive as the war itself. Caught between two deadly forces, the lovers are swept up in a tide of history that will change them–and the world–forever …
Paullina Simons – The Bronze Horseman