Tatiana and Alexander are going on my list of most favorite couples of all time. I finished the Bronze Horseman (which, by the way, is an absolute must read before trying this one-- you will not come anywhere near realizing the depth of emotion unless you read that first) and then had to wait two weeks to get my copy of this book shipped from the UK. It was SO worth the wait. I sobbed through parts of it as though these people were my family members, and was astounded at the gift the author has for wringing emotion from the reader and truly capturing "it" with words. The ending left me breathless. Paullina Simons blew me away with this series, and they are all on my keeper shelf where they will stay so I can re-read them over and over again. I can't recommend them highly enough.