I recently finished the second book in The Bronze Horseman trilogy. Here's the review I posted to Goodreads:
I finished The Bronze Horseman, I thought, "how can the sequel live up
to the first book?" Well, I don't know how, but it does.
book follows Tatiana's new life in America, with her son, Anthony. In
parallel, we learn of what Alexander is going through in Russia and
Europe, as he fights to return to the woman he loves. What happened to
POWs and Russians after the war was not something I knew much about -
and it was fascinating to read.
The lovers get through it all
with their memories of each other and their time, so fleeting,
together. Of course, that means reliving much of their "honeymoon,"
which means a lot of explicit togetherness. But it wasn't as bad as the
You can't help but love the story of Tatiana, a
small but strong woman, and Alexander, the flawed hero who loves her
I highly recommend this series - just skip all the "honeymooning!"