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.
Gina Attaviano travels from Sicily to Boston to start a new life with only the clothes on her back. Harry Barrington is the son of one of New England’s most successful businessmen. Despite their differences and the strong opposition of their families, their attraction is strong. Set against a time of transformation for a growing nation, Gina and Harry must find the courage to do what is right, no matter what the price.
Deeply emotional and satisfying, Children of Liberty features a cast of characters you’ll root for as they fight against their feelings, but discover that true love can never be denied.
Tully Makker is a tough young woman from the wrong side of the tracks and she is not always easy to like. But if Tully gives friendship and loyalty, she gives them for good, and she forms an enduring bond with Jennifer and Julie, schoolfriends from very different backgrounds.
As they grow into the world of the seventies and eighties, the lives of the three best friends are changed forever by two young men, Robin and Jack, and a tragedy which engulfs them all.
Against the odds, Tully emerges into young womanhood, marriage and a career. At last Tully Makker has life under control. And then life strikes back in the most unexpected way of all...
Paullina Simons’s internationally bestselling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman’s transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War Two. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander—a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace. A sweeping, intensely compelling romantic historical saga, Tatiana and Alexander is a Russian Thorn Birds and a truly unforgettable reading experience.
Love was just the beginning of their journey
Gina and Harry gave up everything to be together. But they both want different things—from their marriage, from life, from each other . . . and from the shifting world around them.
Gina, independent, compassionate, and strong, desperately wants a family. Harry, idealistic and fiercely political, wants to create a better world, a better country. At a crossroads and at cross-purposes, they pursue their opposing dreams at great cost to themselves and those near to them. Through years of passion and turmoil they rail, rage, and break each other's hearts, only to come face-to-face with a stark final choice that will forever determine their destiny.
Their journey takes them through four decades and two continents, from extreme poverty to great wealth, from the wooden planks of the troubled immigrant town of Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the marble halls and secret doors of a mystical place called . . . Bellagrand.
Chloe is just weeks away from heading off to college and starting a new life far from her home in Maine when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to keep an old family promise.
Here, in this fledgling post-Communist world, Chloe meets a charming American vagabond named Johnny, who carries a guitar, an easy smile—and a lifetime of secrets. From Treblinka to Trieste, from Karnikava to Krakow, from Vilnius to Venice, the unlikely band of friends and lovers traverse the old world on a train trip that becomes a treacherous journey into Europe’s and Johnny’s darkest past—a journey that jeopardizes Chloe’s plans for the future and all she ever thought she wanted.
But the lifelong bonds Chloe and her friends share are about to be put to the ultimate test—and whether or not they reach Barcelona, they can only be certain that their lives will never be the same again.
A sweeping, beautiful tale that mesmerizes and enchants, Lone Star will linger long in the memory once the final page is turned.
Four students and their relationships lie at the core of this dazzling novel of mystery, murder and suspense, set in a snowbound Ivy League college. Their focal point is brilliant basketball star Kristina Kim – apparently happy and stable, but soon revealed to have hidden secrets.
When she is found dead in the snow, it falls to local detective Spencer O’Malley, a man who had half fallen in love with her, to investigate the crime. The spotlight falls on her three closest friends... and a story as gothic and intense as a modern-day Wuthering Heights begins to unravel.
A mother celebrates everything her toddler can do, throughout her daily routine in this warm and comforting picture book.
And from the fun (and chaos) of getting dressed and feeding, to snuggling up for a bedtime story, there are certainly a lot of very special moments!
Full of cuddles and unconditional love, with plenty of visual humour, this celebration of toddlerhood is perfect for parent and child to share.
There’s no telling where a journey will lead you…
Shelby Sloane has big plans for the summer of 1981. She’ll drive cross country in her graduation present—a classic yellow Mustang. In California, she hopes to find the mother who left her behind long ago, and then return East in time to start college. Her childhood friend Gina is desperate to reunite with her boyfriend in Bakersfield and has convinced Shelby to bring her along.
With Gina on board, Shelby’s carefully mapped-out itinerary is quickly abandoned. Soon, so is their “no hitchhikers” rule when Shelby picks up a mysterious girl named Candy Cane, who sets them all on a new and dangerous course. Streetwise beyond her years and decked out with tattoos, piercings, and spiky hair, Candy is on the run from a past darker than anything the two suburban girls have ever known. Candy draws Shelby and Gina into her terrifying world, where life as they know it is turned upside down and there is no place left to hide.
As the star player of Dartmouth College’s women’s basketball team, Kristina Kim is beautiful, intelligent, and fearless. But though she’s just 21, Kristina has already had her share of heartache, loss, and dark secrets that haunt her. She’s best friends with Conni, Albert, and Jim, but the only one who seems to really know her is Albert. With long dark hair, tattoos, and a rebellious streak, Albert doesn’t fit in with the rest of the clean-cut Ivy Leaguers. Like Kristina, he has his share of secrets—secrets that are beginning to unravel this intimate circle of friends.
One wintry Thanksgiving weekend tragedy strikes...
When Detective Spencer O’Malley goes to investigate something suspicious at the foot of a steep hill on Dartmouth’s campus, he doesn’t expect that the frozen, naked body found in deep snow would belong to Kristina Kim—the remarkable young woman he met recently who entranced him. Now Spencer will never know if the chemistry he had with her was real. All he can do is find her killer.
Spencer is pulled into the strange, complex web of the surviving friends. Many important questions about Kristina’s murder cannot be answered, such as: why did none of them report her missing for nine days before her body was discovered? The more Spencer digs, the more clear it becomes that each of the three has a motive for killing Kristina. And as Spencer, seeking justice for a dead girl, is led down a labyrinth of deceit, every new revelation proves more shocking than the last….and more dangerous.
“Simons handles her characters and setting with a certain skill, creating mystery from the ordinary, protected lives of these Ivy League kids, slowly peeling away their deceptions to reveal denial, cowardice, and chilling indifference…an engrossing story.”—Publishers Weekly
When Poppet was a baby she thought she was the centre of her Mummy and Daddy’s world. They looked at nothing else but her, they swung no one else but her, and they clapped at her every step.
But suddenly one day, Poppet finds Mummy giving attention to two CREATURES – her big brothers! At first Poppet doesn’t want to share Mummy with them. But as she soon discovers – from dressing up, to painting, and playing ball – things are even more fun when you’re with ALL the family!
With plenty of visual humor, this joyful celebration of sibling relationships is perfect for brothers and sisters to read together!
Embarazada, enferma y absolutamente desolada, Tatiana ha logrado llegar a Estados Unidos. Entregada a la fuerza de las circunstancias y alejada de su convulsionada tierra, la joven comenzará una nueva existencia con la secreta ilusión de que, en alguna parte, el hombre al que ama sea capaz de vencer a las oscuras garras del destino.
Mientras, Alexander sufre el hostigamiento de las fuerzas represoras en las gélidas tierras de la Unión Soviética, y tan solo el recuerdo de su esposa, junto con la velada esperanza de que siga con vida, alimenta su espíritu ante la adversidad.
Al tiempo que la contienda llega a su final, ambos lucharán contra sus destinos y la desesperación en busca del amor perdido y la inquebrantable esperanza del reencuentro.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Una historia de amor que te dejará sin aliento.»
«Bellamente escrita. Difícil de dejar. Altamente recomendable.»
Después de sobrevivir a la guerra y al sufrimiento en las heladas llanuras de Europa, Tatiana, Alexander y el pequeño Anthony afrontan con ilusión una nueva etapa en Estados Unidos. Refugiándose en el trabajo y en la mutua compresión, van en busca de un lugar en el que establecerse para restañar las heridas y liberarse por fin de los tormentosos recuerdos del pasado. Pero en ocasiones el paraíso no está al alcance de la mano, y los giros del camino ocultan dificultades que pondrán a prueba sus más hondas convicciones y harán tambalear un amor que hasta ahora había demostrado ser inquebrantable.
En un último esfuerzo, Tatiana y Alexander deberán encontrar el rastro que les llevará a aquel momento prístino en el que se conocieron, a su particular Jardín de Verano.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Una trilogía que no puedes evitar atesorar en tu corazón. Estos libros han cambiado mi concepto de lo que es la novela romántica.»
Autoras en la Sombra
Leningrado, 1941. La guerra parece lejana en esta ciudad de antigua grandeza, donde dos hermanas, Tatiana y Dasha Metanov, comparten un minúsculo apartamento con su familia. La vida bajo el gobierno de Stalin es dura, pero las privaciones que les aguardan ni siquiera son imaginables: el ejército de Hitler está a punto de invadir su querida patria.
Bajo el terror y la dificultad se esconden la belleza y la esperanza: Tatiana ha conocido a Alexander, un joven oficial del Ejército Rojo de misterioso y turbulento pasado. Mientras el ejército alemán y el duro invierno cercan la ciudad, los amantes se ven abocados a un amor imposible que puede desgarrar la familia de Tatiana y ser, para Alexander, tan destructivo como la guerra. Entretanto, la corriente de la historia arrasa a su paso el mundo tal y como ellos lo han conocido y amenaza con cambiarlos para siempre.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Extraordinaria... Tanto como Lo que el viento se llevó.»
Teresa De Medeiros
«El jinete de bronce es el relato de un amor imposible, donde la cuestión principal es: ¿Cuánto estás dispuesto a perder para ganar el mundo entero?»
Ihre Liebe geht zurück auf das Jahr 1941, als Tatiana in Leningrad dem Rote-Armee-Offizier Alexander begegnet. Nach der schmerzvollen Trennung vor dem Hintergrund der großen historischen Ereignisse des 20. Jahrhunderts sind sie endlich wieder vereint: in Amerika, dem Land ihrer Träume. Sohn Anthony verbindet sie, aber an ihren Herzen sind die Jahre des Alleinseins nicht vorbeigegangen. Können sie das Vertrauen ineinander wiederfinden?
A história de dois amantes, em uma guerra que mudará para sempre o mundo e suas vidas. A Segunda Guerra Mundial ainda não havia alcançado a cidade de Leningrado, onde as duas irmãs Tatiana e Dasha Metanova viviam, dividindo um pequeno cômodo com seu irmão, seus pais e avós. Tudo muda quando as tropas de Hitler atacam a União Soviética e ameaçam invadir a grande, mas decadente, cidade. Fome, desespero e medo tomam conta de Leningrado, durante o terrível inverno no qual a cidade foi submetida ao cerco alemão. No entanto, a luz do amor é sempre capaz de iluminar a mais profunda escuridão. Tatiana conhece Alexander, um jovem e corajoso oficial do Exército Vermelho. O rapaz, forte, confiante e guardando um passado misterioso e problemático, sente-se atraído por Tatiana e ela por ele. O amor impossível de Tatiana e Alexander ameaça agora dividir a família Metanova. E que segredo é esse que se esconde no passado do soldado, tão devastador quanto a própria guerra?