SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT read unless you have finished Tatiana and Alexander.
I finished a few hours ago and literally can not function. I am not even going to review tonight because I am so spent...but I will dig in first thing tomorrow. Well make that second thing as I have to visit the genius bar due to the odd little squiggly lines on my MacBook Pro. But it's not like this computer is important to me or anything. (SOB!)
Let me say this: I keep a quote book. When I'm watching a film or reading a book, I must write down the quotes that stick with me. But with The Bronze Horseman series, there are literally too many to count. Paullina Simons just has a way with creating the most beautiful, almost melodic declarations. The following is one of the most profound things I've ever read:
"Tatiana cried and cried out, stretched out on the rack of his famine".
Did you not lose your mind when you saw that?? The rack of his famine? My god - I can't even creatively say "I like ice cream" and she comes up with "the rack of his famine". I am just awestruck.
PS - I finally got "My Tom" to read "Outlander" and afterward I'm going to have him read "The Bronze Horseman". I'm sure Clay will agree that men love a well-researched book on war - especially one about WWII.