Waiting on Wednesday – The Boy on the Bridge

Posted July 24, 2013 by Emily in Meme / 15 Comments

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
AUTHOR: Natalie Standiford

SYNOPSIS: A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War.

Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia–a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she’s been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right?

As June approaches–when Laura must return to the United States–Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She’s only nineteen and doesn’t think she’s ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn’t she take it?

LINKS: Natalie Standiford’s Website | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

What are you waiting on?



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15 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – The Boy on the Bridge

    • I try to make sure my WoW picks are always published soon after I post them, that way I won’t forget about them… and so I don’t have to wait a long time to get my hands on them. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • The cover is really cute. And it reminds me of a couple other books. Plus, I love historical fiction books that take place during an era I know about. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂