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 find themselves in the fight of their
lives. A master of the historical epic, Paullina Simons takes us on
a journey across continents, time, and the entire breadth of human
emotion, to create a heartrendingly beautiful love story that will
live on long after the final page is turned.