The Summer Garden

The Summer Garden Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780062087973
Year 2011-06-21
Pages 752
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The epic and monumental love story Paullina Simons began with her adored international bestseller The Bronze Horseman comes to a breathtaking conclusion. The Summer Garden is the third volume in Simons’s magnificent trilogy—a Russian Thorn Birds—which follows a love that survived the terrible siege of Leningrad during World War Two, a heartbreaking separation and a glorious reunion in America, only to be supremely tested by the hatred, fear, and uncertainty of the Cold War. You will never forget the lovers Tatiana and Alexander and their story of enduring love and commitment, and you will cherish every moment spent in The Summer Garden.

The Bronze Horseman with Bonus Material

The Bronze Horseman with Bonus Material Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780062101129
Year 2011-04-12
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

See how it all began . . . 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. Complete with excerpts from Tatiana and Alexander (available now) and The Summer Garden (on sale June 21), the next two books in the trilogy, follow the epic love story of Tatiana and Alexander from the beginning.

Children of Liberty

Children of Liberty Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 0007241577
Year 2012
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

At the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world, Gina sails from Sicily to Boston s Freedom Docks to find a new and better life, and meets Harry Barrington, who is searching for his own place in the old world of New England. She is a penniless unrefined immigrant, he a first family Boston Blue-blood, yet they are hopelessly drawn to one another. Over their denials, their separations, and over time, Gina and Harry long to be together. Yet their union would leave a path of destruction in its wake that will swallow two families. The fates of the Barringtons and Attavianos become entwined, on a collision course between the old and new, between what is expected and what is desired...what is chosen and what is bestowed...what is given and what is taken away. Torn and torn apart, Gina and Harry face the cruellest choice of all-between what they cannot have and what they cannot live without.

Bellagrand

Bellagrand Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780062098146
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From internationally bestselling author Paullina Simons comes another compelling saga of heartbreak and redemption, and the devastating love story that led to The Bronze Horseman 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.

Tatiana s Table

Tatiana   s Table Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780008228576
Year 2016-11-24
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Love, passion, food – the essential ingredients in TATIANA’S TABLE, from the bestselling author of THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, THE BRIDGE TO HOLY CROSS and THE SUMMER GARDEN.

Tatiana and Alexander

Tatiana and Alexander Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780007370078
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A powerful story of grief, hope and an epic love, from the Russian-born author of internationally bestselling novels, TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE.

Eleven Hours

Eleven Hours Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9781466851498
Year 2015-01-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A PREGNANT WOMAN. A DERANGED PSYCHOPATH. A DESPERATE RACE AGAINST TIME. Didi Wood, eight-and-a-half months pregnant with her third child, heads to a mall to get out of the oppressive Dallas hear and get some shopping done. She is supposed to meet her husband for lunch at one o' clock. By 1:45, she still isn't there--she's riding down the highway at breakneck speed, with a madman at the wheel. His name is Lyle, and he has abducted her from a department store parking lot. But why he's done this, and what he wants, are anyone's guess. Now the police and the FBI have to somehow track him down. And a very pregnant Didi must keep herself and her unborn child alive at any price--even as they ride closer and closer in the darkest chamber of a psychopath's mind.

Six Days in Leningrad

Six Days in Leningrad Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 0732298806
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The never-before-told story of the journey behind THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, now in print for the first time. From the author of the celebrated, internationally bestselling BRONZE HORSEMAN saga comes a glimpse into the private life of its much loved creator, and the real story behind the epic novels. Paullina Simons gives us a work of non-fiction as captivating and heart-wrenching as the lives of Tatiana and Alexander. Only a few chapters into writing her first story set in Russia, her mother country, Paullina Simons travelled to Leningrad (now St Petersburg) with her beloved Papa. What began as a research trip turned into six days that forever changed her life, the course of her family, and the novel that became THE BRONZE HORSEMAN. After a quarter-century away from her native land, Paullina and her father found a world trapped in yesteryear, with crumbling stucco buildings, entire families living in seven-square-metre communal apartments, and barren fields bombed so badly that nothing would grow there even fifty years later. And yet there were the spectacular white nights, the warm hospitality of family friends and, of course, the pelmeni and caviar. At times poignant, at times inspiring and funny, this is both a fascinating glimpse into the inspiration behind the epic saga, and a touching story of a family's history, a father and a daughter, and the fate of a nation. 'Amazing book! Thank you Paullina for sharing your experience with us all!'- Kiki, Goodreads

Tully

Tully Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 0312954212
Year 1995-04-15
Pages 685
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Five young Midwestern women and men struggle to find their paths in the wake of a shared and life-altering tragedy

Lone Star

Lone Star Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780062098160
Year 2015-11-24
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From the bestselling, acclaimed author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman comes the unforgettable love story between a college-bound young woman and a traveling troubadour on his way to war—a moving, compelling novel of love lost and found set against the stunning backdrop of Eastern Europe. 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.

Tatiana and Alexander

Tatiana and Alexander Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 0007118880
Year 2003
Pages 564
Language en
Publisher Fourth Estate
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Tatiana and Alexander is a powerful story of grief and hope -- a passionate and epic love story from the Russian-born author of The Bronze Horseman. The world at war ... two people in love. Tatiana is eighteen years old and pregnant when she miraculously escapes war-torn Leningrad to the West, believing herself to be a widow. Her husband, Major Alexander Belov, a decorated hero of the Soviet Union, has been arrested by Stalin's infamous secret police and is awaiting imminent death as a traitor and a spy. Tatiana begins her new life in America. In wartime New York City she finds work, friends and a life beyond her dreams. However, her grief is inescapable and she keeps hearing Alexander calling out to her. Meanwhile, Alexander faces the greatest danger he's ever known. An American trapped in Russia since adolescence, he has been serving in the Red Army and posing as a Soviet citizen to protect himself. For him, Russia's war is not over, and both victory and defeat will mean certain death. As the Second World War moves into its spectacular close, Tatiana and Alexander are surrounded by the ghosts of their past and each other. They must struggle against destiny and despair as they fin

Red Leaves

Red Leaves Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780007396689
Year 2011-11-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From the internationally bestselling author of The Bronze Horseman, the tale of an Ivy League campus devastated by the intractable mystery at the heart of a student’s death

The Girl in Times Square

The Girl in Times Square Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 9780007383979
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A stunning and powerful contemporary love story from one of the best storytellers this century. What if everything you believed about your life was a lie?

A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair Author Isabel Wolff
ISBN-10 9780553907704
Year 2010-06-29
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bantam
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. BONUS: This edition contains an A Vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Lily

Lily Author Paullina Simons
ISBN-10 1582882657
Year 2004
Pages 582
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In the city that never sleeps, Lily Quinn feels that other people are living it up while she is quietly watching from the sidelines. She works as a waitress and goes to school while juggling the demands of her dysfunctional family. And then her best friend and roommate, Amy, disappears. Suddenly, life takes a one-eighty turn as Lily becomes embroiled in a missing person investigation headed by the rugged NYPD detective Spencer O'Malley, who's struggling with a few demons of his own. Lily finds herself at the center of an incredible series of events that will bring her love and put her in a life and death struggle against fate itself.