The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

64%

7 Critic Reviews

While some will find Simons's style overly sentimental and operatic, the story is easy to fall in to.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The epic and monumental love story Paullina Simons began with her adored international bestseller The Bronze Horseman comes to a breathtaking conclusion. The Summer Garden is the third volume in Simons’s magnificent trilogy—a Russian Thorn Birds—which follows a love that survived the terrible siege of Leningrad during World War Two, a heartbreaking separation and a glorious reunion in America, only to be supremely tested by the hatred, fear, and uncertainty of the Cold War. You will never forget the lovers Tatiana and Alexander and their story of enduring love and commitment, and you will cherish every moment spent in The Summer Garden.
 

About Paullina Simons

See more books from this Author
Paullina Simons is the author of nine internationally acclaimed novels, including Tully and The Bronze Horseman. Her books have been translated into twenty languages. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, she graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and has lived in Rome, London, and Dallas. She now lives near New York City with her husband, four children, and one dog named Bunny.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 755 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Summer Garden
All: 7 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 4

Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on May 23 2011

While some will find Simons's style overly sentimental and operatic, the story is easy to fall in to.

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Holly Weiss on Jun 17 2011

The book is highly recommended to devotees of the first two novels.

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden | See more reviews from Blog Critics

Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Crystal Falconer on Jun 20 2011

This novel is raw and heartwrenching, and a beautiful third and final extension to theTimeless Epic Saga by Paullina Simons. 

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden

RT Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Kathe Robin on Feb 05 2010

Slower paced, less adventurous, but still engrossing, this character-driven installment is as heart wrenching as the previous volumes.

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden

The Sydney Morning Herald

Above average
Reviewed by Christopher Bantick on Dec 21 2008

This is ultimately a satisfying book - notwithstanding a few dull patches.

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden

Historical Novel Society

Below average
Reviewed by Historical Novel Society on Jan 01 2011

The Summer Garden does suffer from the same flaws as earlier books in the trilogy: some of the plot twists are implausible, and when Tatiana and Alexander are in a cycle of fighting/making up/making love, it can get tiresome and repetitive.

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden

Yahoo! Voices

Below average
Reviewed by Lois Weisberg on Jun 07 2011

The most disappointing thing about The Summer Garden was the ending. I just didn't get it!

Read Full Review of The Summer Garden

Reader Rating for The Summer Garden
83%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 475 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×