The Secret Wife
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The Secret Wife


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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages

    The Secret Wife Reviews

  • Julie
    Mar 21, 2017

    The Secret Wife by Gill Paul is a 2016 Avon publication. This book is an amazing, epic love story, unlike any I’ve read in a long time!When Kitty Fischer makes a shocking discovery about her life an...

  • Dem
    Jun 19, 2017

    1.5 StarsDear Book I feel we have come so far in our relationship that I can now be honest with you.I think it is time we parted company despite our mutual friend pairing us together with the hope ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Aug 23, 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...

  • Margitte
    Apr 07, 2017

    This is a big ... fat ... preposterous ... WHAT IF. But a good read nevertheless.A mystery built around the Romanovs of Russia. A fantasy built around one of the daughter's, Tatiana's, romances with a...

  • Kate
    Aug 25, 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
    Apr 02, 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
    Aug 10, 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
    Aug 26, 2016

    Childish tosh....

  • Marguerite Kaye
    Nov 20, 2016

    Oh dear, this is one of those books that everyone seems to love, and that simply didn't work for me. Since I skim-read the vast majority of it, I can't rate it but I'll try to explain why. Basically, ...

  • Lynn
    Apr 07, 2017

    I could not get into this story at all. It felt like there was no character development and because of that the story felt completely fake and made the characters unlikable. Not to mention the fact th...

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