Love was just the beginning of their journey ...
Gina and Harry have given 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 crossroads and 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 to the marble halls and secret doors of a mystical place called … Bellagrand.
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.
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.
After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.
She has since written Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander.) The Summer Garden, The Girl in Times Square and Road to Paradise. Many of Paullina’s novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand.
Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana’s Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.