Goodreads Monday

It’s me again with today’s third post. I’m being a busy bee today! Anyway, this is Goodreads Monday, a meme I discovered on Corina’s blog, Happily Ever After, and which is hosted by Lauren @Page Turner.

To join the fun, pick a book out of your undoubtedly monstrously high and snarling TBR and show it off. That simple.

Being my first time, I want to choose something special… something that will have all your pitchforks flailing and torches lit.

 

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)

The Bronze Horseman

by Paullina Simons

810 pages

Published September 8th 2009
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Blurb:

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.

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This book is supposed to be the definition of EPIC. I’ve heard the main romance to be so breathtakingly beautiful and, again, epic, that I have no idea why I still haven’t read this. Maybe because of the historical setting, which is not exactly my thing. I’m really hoping it will be the kind of book to leave an impact on me like An Exaltation of Larks did.
Anyone willing to give me the final push to read it?
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