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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 Tatiana—and 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 protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

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    This is one of my favourite books, and I have recommended it to so many people. It will have you hooked from the start and I learnt a lot about WW2 and Russian history from this absolutely gripping and heart-breaking novel.

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    I really enjoyed this book. The historical detail regarding Russia, Leningrad and World War 2 was very engaging. The love story theme has some rather unbelieveable moments but I still found myself looking forward to reading this novel every day. Recommend it highly!!

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    Epic journey

    Really loved this story. Set in WWII Russia it follows the journey of Tatiana a young Russian girl and Alexander an army officer. I love when a book manages to evoke so many emotions. It was intense, heartbreaking, frustrating at times, but it also had me hopeful and cheering.

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    I so love the characters and the story, even after reading it 3 times.

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    A very intriguing love story full of suspense and drama - couldn't put it down.

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