Paullina Simons - Author

About the Author

Paullina Simons was born and raised in Leningrad and immigrated to the United States with her family in the 1970s. She is the author of Tully, Red Leaves, and Eleven Hours. She has lived in Rome, London, and Dallas. She now lives in New York City.

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The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia from the international bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a different age, when Leningrad was known as St Petersburg. Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, share the same bed, living in one room with their brother and parents. The routine of their hard impoverished life is shattered on 22 June 1941 when Hitler invades Russia. For the Metanov family, for Leningrad and particularly for Tatiana, life will never be the same again. On that fateful day, Tatiana meets a brash young man named Alexander. The family suffers as Hitler's army advances on Leningrad, and the Russian winter closes in. With bombs falling and the city under siege, Tatiana and Alexander are drawn inexorably to each other, but theirs is a love that could tear Tatiana's family apart, and at its heart lies a secret that could mean death to anyone who hears it. Confronted on the one hand by Hitler's vast war machine, and on the other by a Soviet system determined to crush the human spirit, Tatiana and Alexander are pitted against the very tide of history, at a turning point in the century that made the modern world.

Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers

Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2015

The heart-warming sequel to I Love My Baby Because from internationally-renowned, best-selling author Paullina Simons.When Poppet was a baby she thought she was the centre of her Mummy and Daddy's world. They looked at nothing else but her, they swung no one else but her, and they clapped at her every step.But suddenly one day, Poppet finds Mummy giving attention to two CREATURES - her big brothers! At first Poppet doesn't want to share Mummy with them. But as she soon discovers - from dressing up, to painting, and playing ball - things are even more fun when you're with ALL the family!With plenty of visual humour, this joyful celebration of sibling relationships is perfect for brothers and sisters to read together!

Six Days in Leningrad

Six Days in Leningrad

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2015

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

Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers

Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The heart-warming sequel to I Love My Baby Because from internationally-renowned, best-selling author Paullina Simons. When Poppet was a baby she thought she was the centre of her Mummy and Daddy's world. They looked at nothing else but her, they swung no one else but her, and they clapped at her every step. But suddenly one day, Poppet finds Mummy giving attention to two CREATURES - her big brothers! At first Poppet doesn't want to share Mummy with them. But as she soon discovers - from dressing up, to painting, and playing ball - things are even more fun when you're with ALL the family! With plenty of visual humour, this joyful celebration of sibling relationships is perfect for brothers and sisters to read together!

Lone Star

Lone Star

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Lone Star is another unforgettable love story from the best-selling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman. Life isn't about the destination, but the journey... Chloe is weeks away from college when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and her two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona with its promise of romance and mystery, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to settle an old family debt. As they traverse the unfamiliar landscape of the post-Communist world, Chloe meets a boy on a train who is going off to war. Johnny carries a guitar, an easy smile - and a lifetime of secrets. The trip becomes a treacherous journey into Europe's and Johnny's darkest past - a journey that threatens to shatter the bonds that hold together four lifelong friends. From Riga to Treblinka to Trieste, Chloe sees her future begin to fray as unbidden desires rise to the surface. For Chloe and Johnny only one thing is certain: whatever their destination, their lives will never be the same.

I Love My Baby Because...

I Love My Baby Because...

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2015

Cuddle up at bedtime with this funny and comforting debut picture book from internationally bestselling author Paullina Simons.A mother celebrates everything her toddler can do, throughout her daily routine in this warm and comforting picture book.And from the fun (and chaos) of getting dressed and feeding, to snuggling up for a bedtime story, there are certainly a lot of very special moments!Full of cuddles and unconditional love, with plenty of visual humour, this celebration of toddlerhood is perfect for parent and child to share.

I Love My Baby Because...

I Love My Baby Because...

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Cuddle up at bedtime with this funny and comforting debut picture book from internationally bestselling author Paullina Simons. A mother celebrates everything her toddler can do, throughout her daily routine in this warm and comforting picture book. And from the fun (and chaos) of getting dressed and feeding, to snuggling up for a bedtime story, there are certainly a lot of very special moments! Full of cuddles and unconditional love, with plenty of visual humour, this celebration of toddlerhood is perfect for parent and child to share.

Bellagrand

Bellagrand

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

The passionate love story that led to The Bronze Horseman. They gave up everything to be together, but love was just the beginning ... Italian immigrant Gina, independent, compassionate and strong, desperately wants a family. Boston blue-blood Harry, idealistic and political, wants to create a better world. Bound together by tormented passion, 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, through triumph and turmoil, 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. From internationally bestselling author Paullina Simons comes the passionate love story that led to The Bronze Horseman.

Children of Liberty

Children of Liberty

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

From Paullina Simons who brought you the unforgettable The Bronze Horseman comes the much-anticipated Children of Liberty. `Never forget where you came from.' 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.

Bronze Horseman with Bonus Material

Bronze Horseman with Bonus Material

Author: Paullina Simons Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2012

For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Paulina Simons' The Bronze Horseman. Plus, receive an excerpt from Simons' new novel Children of Liberty available February 26th.Called "e;a Russian Thorn Birds."e; The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons is a sweeping saga of love and war that has been a monumental bestseller all over the world. The acclaimed author of Tully, Simons has written a stirring tale of devotion, passion, secrets, betray, and sacrifice. "e;A love story both tender and fierce"e; (Publishers Weekly )that "e;Recalls Dr. Zhivago"e; (People Magazine), The Bronze Horseman is rich and vivid historical fiction at its finest.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 Tatianaand 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 protectsa secret as devastating as the war itselfas the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2008

Love, passion and the road trip of a lifetime in this breathtaking novel, perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, from the internationally bestselling author of The Bronze HorsemanTwo girls, an open road and a shiny yellow Mustang; it could have been the trip of a lifetime. But when Shelby and Gina pick up hitchhiker Candy Cane, their troubles have only just started. Inked with flowers and covered in piercings, they soon find out pink-haired Candy is on the run - for reasons so appalling they're almost unspeakable.They should have stuck to their no hitchhiker rule, but it's too late - and Gina and Shelby are drawn into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with no way out. As everything familiar is stripped away and morals are turned upside down, the question is this: how far will they go for a stranger?

The Summer Garden

The Summer Garden

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2006

A novel tracing the enduring power of love and commitment against the forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace From the bestselling author of The Girl in Times Square, comes the magnificent conclusion to the saga that was set in motion when Tatiana fell in love with her Red Army officer, Alexander Belov, in wartime Leningrad in 1941. Tatiana and Alexander have since suffered the worst the twentieth century had to offer. After years of separation, they are miraculously reunited in America, the land of their dreams. They have a beautiful son, Anthony. They have proved to each other that their love is greater than the vast evil of the world. But though they are only in their twenties, in their hearts they are old, and they are strangers. In the climate of fear and mistrust of the Cold War, dark forces are at work in the US that threaten their life and their family. Can they be happy? Or will the ghosts of yesterday reach out to blight even the destiny of their firstborn son? Epic in scope, masterfully told, The Summer Garden is a novel of unique and devastating emotional power that spans two thirds of the twentieth century, and three continents.

Tatiana and Alexander

Tatiana and Alexander

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2004

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

Eleven Hours

Eleven Hours

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/1998

A compelling, heartrending tale of a woman in danger and the man who's desperate to find her, from the internationally bestselling author of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISEA heavily pregnant young woman is leaving the shopping mall to head home on a horribly hot day in Texas. Her normal life of shopping, husband, children, with the extra excitement of the imminent baby, stretches before her.And then she is bundled into a car and kidnapped by a desperate young man.What does he want? Where are they going?In scenes that alternate between the desperate husband, pursuing by car, the alarmingly laid-back FBI agent tracing her by helicopter - who may or may not be as good as he thinks at rescuing hostages - and the increasingly threatened wife, Eleven Hours is a tour de force of storytelling power.

Tully

Tully

Author: Paullina Simons Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/1994

The astonishing debut novel from international number one bestselling author Paullina Simons, beautifully repackaged Tully Makker is a tough young woman from the wrong side of the tracks and she is not always easy to like. But if Tully gives friendship and loyalty, she gives them for good, and she forms an enduring bond with Jennifer and Julie, school friends from very different backgrounds. As they grow into the world of the seventies and eighties, the lives of the three best friends are changed forever by two young men, Robin and Jack, and a tragedy which engulfs them all. Against the odds, Tully emerges into young womanhood, marriage and a career. At last Tully Makker has life under control. And then life strikes back in the most unexpected way of all...

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