The Secret Wife
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The Secret Wife

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A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries...

Love. Guilt. Heartbreak.

1914: Russia 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...

2016: Kitty 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.

Title:The Secret Wife
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0008102147
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages

    The Secret Wife Reviews

  • Magdalena
    Sep 04, 2016

    I had already decided that this was a book that I really wanted to read before I got a mail about participating in a blog tour for the book. I been interested in the Romanovs for years and reading a m...

  • Kate
    Sep 04, 2016

    The Secret Wife is a fascinating and beautifully written novel which makes the reader wonder "what if?"This book has a dual storyline that weaves back and forth between 1914 and 2016 narrated respecti...

  • Karen
    Aug 31, 2016

    Having loved Gill’s previous book (No Place For a Lady) I was very much looking forward to reading this and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve always had a fascination for the Russian Romanov family an...

  • Abbie
    Sep 04, 2016

    Wow! I adored this book! I studied A Level History as a teenager and since then have had a real fascination with Russia and Russian history, so I jumped at the chance to read this book. I’m not sure...

  • Anna
    Sep 25, 2016

    Childish tosh....

  • Lor
    Apr 26, 2016

    I have just finished reading this book and... wow what a book! Having read Gill Paul's three most recent novels and devoured them, I was looking forward to reading this one and having that 'being lost...

  • Kate
    Aug 21, 2016

    An engrossing love story and a thoroughly entertaining historical novel.A review: https://forwinternights.wordpress.com......

  • Emma Crowley
    Aug 26, 2016

    Last year I discovered the writing of historical fiction author Gill Paul and fell in love with her book No Place for a Lady. Now she is back with another astounding book that makes it very hard for t...

  • Ana
    Aug 29, 2016

    Originally posted on This Chick Reads* Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*Oh god, THIS book! Just so many feels!The Secret Wife is a book that made me realize two things:1) I ...

  • Anne
    Sep 06, 2016

    Until I read and reviewed The Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport back in July 2014, I knew almost nothing about Russian history and the Romanovs. That book really sparked my interest, and I have since wa...

About Gill Paul

Gill Paul

Gill Paul writes historical fiction, including The Secret Wife (about the Romanovs), No Place for a Lady (set during the Crimean War), Women and Children First (set on the Titanic) and The Affair (set in 1960s Rome during the making of the Burton-Taylor Cleopatra film). She also writes a historical non-fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Objects and a historical Love Stories series.And