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The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery

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** The USA Today Bestseller**

‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIES

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.

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Critical Praise

‘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

‘NO PLACE FOR A LADY is a gripping historical read about two sisters caught up in the Crimean War: one a young bride following her soldier husband, the other her sister who signs up as a nurse to try and rescue her sister. It's a story of love, both romantic and sibling, against a backdrop of a vividly created historical setting, with an ending which is at once uplifting and heartbreaking I couldn't put it down.’ Julia Williams

‘A galloping good story’ Natasha McEnroe, director of the FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM

‘A wonderfully imagined peek into the fabulous excesses of the Burton-Taylor relationship, from booze-fuelled spats to their intoxicating chemistry’ Hello

‘A stunning new voice – I was hooked from the first sentence of the prologue. With beautifully drawn characters and sensitive detail – THE AFFAIR draws you in and you won’t want it to end. An accomplished, energetic, original new voice in fiction’ Kate Kerrigan

‘Loved WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST. Interesting it deals with the aftermath / guilt / angst of surviving TITANIC – gripping read’ Chrissy Iley

‘A warm-hearted and engaging novel that breathes fresh life into the well-known tragedy of the TITANIC" Amanda Brookfield

‘Paul keeps the narrative up, making a virtue of pace Guardian
‘A sexy, pacy, thoroughly modern novel’ Ham & High

‘Enough twists and turns to keep even the most devious plotmaster turning the pages as rapidly as possible’ Evening Gazette (Middlesborough)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008102159
  • ISBN 10: 0008102155
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 08/25/2016
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC2: FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Literary

The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery by Gill Paul

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