Rating : 5 ++++ stars
Read: October 6th to 11th, 2013
Format : Kindle Edition
*** 5 INFINITE AND UNFORGETTABLE STARS ***
The Bronze Horseman is the beginning of a TIMELESS, EPIC and a truly AMAZING love story!
This is Tatiana and Alexander story...
“Tatiana...you and I had only one moment..." said Alexander.
"A single moment in time, in your time and mine...one instant, when another life could have still been possible."
He kissed her lips. "Do you know what I'm talking about?"
When Tatiana looked up from her ice cream, she saw a soldier staring at her from across the street.
"I know that moment," whispered Tatiana.”
June 22nd 1941...the Day that Germany invaded Russia ,the day Russia entered in the war and sealed the fate of so many lifes, the day that changed irrevocably Tatiana's fate.
The moment when she met Alexander...
"It was like stumbling on a book you thought you had lost. Ah, yes, there it is.”
A love that will be tested at every turn , a love that must be kept hidden or she will risk to torn her family apart...an unselfish and all consuming love, a glimpse of hope in a violent and changing world.
This book takes in their journey, showing the ugliness and the horrors of war, how people tried to survived in a siege city, grasping for each grump of bread, trying to live one more day.
Can love survive in a time, when everything you hold dear is taken from you?
I confess, this review is a mess, I want to talk so much about it and then I feel at loss of words to convey my feelings...this book is hands down, one of the best books I ever read.
Hell, it's the best love story I ever read.
Alexander and Tatiana are just the most amazing hero/heroine EVER! They felt so real, flawed and perfect at the same time... they would do anything for each other. Anything to keep each other safe and alive.
The way their actions could give away so many of their feelings *sigh
You could feel every once of their love, every single second of their longing for each other,their devotion and their passion...
A truly riveting and unforgettable love story!
One(of the many)favorite scenes I have is when asked what Love is, Tatia said :
“Love is,” she repeated slowly, looking only at Dasha, “when he is hungry and you feed him. Love is knowing when he is hungry”
To which much later one in the story,this was said:
“Open your eyes, soldier,” Tatiana said fondly, caressing his face.“Are you hungry?”
“I was hungry,” Alexander said. “But you fed me.” His body was shaking underneath his sheet.”
Now see, why I say this book is PERFECT?
I still was just a middle of the book and I knew this one would be one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE books, it was really no way around it! Why?
a) I have to force myself to stop reading and get stuff done in real life.
b) I can't stop thinking about it
c) I felt every single thing, I cried,i felt infuriated, I smiled...completely emotional attached
d) When you have that amazing feeling that you aren't the same after reading it!
So, if you still haven't read it, just go and read it! You won't regret it and most probably, you'll feel like I did and want to punch yourself for not reading it sooner!