Books by Paullina Simons

CHILDREN OF LIBERTY by Paullina Simons
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Unfortunately, Simons misses a good opportunity to present a strong romance and clearly connect its characters to many of the prevalent issues in early-20th-century America; although the love story is adequate, the sociopolitical elements in the narrative are too random to be meaningful."
A love story about two people from vastly different worlds gets off to an excruciatingly slow start in Simons' prequel to The Bronze Horseman trilogy. Read full book review >
THE BRONZE HORSEMAN by Paullina Simons
Released: June 1, 2001

"A page-turner in spite of its clunky and cliché-ridden self."
Another emotionally compelling tale that celebrates undying love as two young superheroes overcome bombing raids, starvation, and treacherous friends in Leningrad under siege by the Germans. Read full book review >
ELEVEN HOURS by Paullina Simons
Released: June 18, 1998

"Blatantly manipulative and gratuitously horrific; still, this might just be the breakout novel its author intends. (Literary Guild featured alternate/Mystery Guild selection; author tour)"
Beat-the-clock suspense in a pedestrian kidnaping narrative. Read full book review >
RED LEAVES by Paullina Simons
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Take this to the beach if you must (okay, it's campy fun), but look elsewhere for a mystery with real smarts. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Second-novelist Simons (Tully, 1994) returns with a tale seemingly influenced by Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Read full book review >
TULLY by Paullina Simons
Released: May 1, 1994

"An overload of angst and unnecessary length finally do this novel in. (First printing of 165,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In her first novel, an opus with soap opera overtones, Simons uses a voice as flat as the Kansas prairie to relate the story of Natalie Makker, nicknamed Tully due to her brother's mispronunciation of her name. Read full book review >