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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • Kate
    Aug 20, 2016

    An engrossing love story and a thoroughly entertaining historical novel.A review:

  • 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...