The Secret Wife by Gill PaulThe Secret Wife by Gill Paul

The Secret Wife

byGill Paul

Paperback | April 30, 2018

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The USA Today bestseller 'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story. A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIESA Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world's greatest mysteries.Love. Guilt. Heartbreak.1914Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future. Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri, but events take a catastrophic turn, placing their romance - and their lives - in danger . . .2016Kitty Fisher escapes to her great-grandfather's remote cabin in America, after a devastating revelation makes her flee London. There, on the shores of Lake Akanabee, she discovers the spectacular jewelled pendant that will lead her to a long-buried family secret . . .Haunting, moving and beautifully written, The Secret Wife effortlessly crosses centuries, as past merges with present in an unforgettable story of love, loss and resilience.Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Dinah Jefferies.
Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include Women and Children First (2012), which was shortlisted for an RNA award, The Affair (2013), and No Place for a Lady (2015), which was shortlisted for a Love Stories Award. Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Obje...
Title:The Secret WifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:April 30, 2018Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008102147

ISBN - 13:9780008102142

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from such a great book! Loved the idea of a continuation of the Romanov story, however fiction it may be. The author keeps you guessing on where the story will go. Fairly well written. Definitely worth the read
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it This was part of my book club read. Was a little hesitant with it but ended up loving it, never read historical fiction but learned a lot with the Romanov family.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing (read it in valley girl voice :) I still go to a small Coles store and they often have hot books right next to the cash, I often buy them and whenever I do, I am thrilled with my choice. This book pulled me in instantly, I am not sure why but does it really matter? It has been a long time since finding a book I could not put down. I have recommended this book to friends and they all like it as well. The storyline is just great. I cannot even imagine what it was like to make the choices the characters were faced with.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Read I really enjoyed reading this book, with the interwoven present and past stories.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice read but nothing extraordinary It was a nice read, I liked how history and fiction were woven together but not the most interesting book I've read.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Bought this book last week and finished it in a day. Could not put it down!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A great pick for historical fictions fans with a bit of romance. I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it. Am now going to check out more books by Gill Paul.
Date published: 2016-12-26

Editorial Reviews

'Meticulously researched and evocatively written, this sweeping story will keep a tight hold on your heartstrings until the final page' Iona Grey'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story: the heartbreak genuine, the research brilliant. I love the way the present narrative throws light on the past story so that the transitions are smooth. A triumph.' Dinah Jefferies'A marvellous story: gripping, romantic and evocative of a turbulent and fascinating time' Lulu Taylor'This was just magical. At the last line, tears rolled down my cheeks. Highly recommended.' Louise Beech'A heart-warming affirmation of the tenacity of human love' Liz Trenow'Gill Paul has crafted a beautiful book. The passages set in Russia in 1914 are so richly described and researched that I felt as if I was living in the pages myself. I adored it.' Amanda Jennings'This is an intriguing and involving book that explores a really fascinating period in time in a clever and highly enjoyable way. I was hooked into both timelines from the start.'Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen'A beautiful and moving story, beautifully and movingly told. I read it in just two sittings . . . I enjoyed every page' John Julius Norwich'Gill Paul has clearly done her research in this absorbing story that cleverly blends imagination with historical fact. The closeted and ultimately doomed Romanov family have always fascinated, especially the four grand duchesses, and the older strand of this dual narrative story is told by one of the girls' secret loves. Tragic, touching and authentic-feeling.' Kate Riordan'A marvellous moving adventure, full of vivid colour and atmospheric detail. If you loved POLDARK you'll love this!' Lulu Taylor'Like VANITY FAIR crossed with POLDARK. Stunning epic' Claudia Carroll'A terrific adventure story, full of romance and atmospheric detail - a great escapist read' Liz Trenow