The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist Linked by one of the world s greatest mysteriesLove Guilt Heartbreak Russia is on the brink of collapse and the Romanov family faces a terrifyin

  • Title: The Secret Wife
  • Author: Gill Paul
  • ISBN: 9780008102142
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist Linked by one of the world s greatest mysteriesLove 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 iA Russian grand duchess and an English journalist Linked by one of the world s greatest mysteriesLove 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 danger2016 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 secretHaunting, 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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    1. Gill Paul

      Gill Paul writes historical fiction, including Another Woman s Husband about Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana , 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 non fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Objects and a historical Love Stories series And she writes on nutrition and health, after studying to be a doctor then changing her mindGill lives in London and swims in an outdoor pond all year round.


    1. 'The Secret Wife' was a nice, enjoyable historical fiction/romance. Although it lacked the "wow" factor, I found it to be a good story overall. It was interesting and I enjoyed the details related to the time period. However, given the subject matter, the book lacked the suspense that I would have expected.The story alternates timeframes, as well as locations. In 2016, Kitty Fisher discovers that her husband is having an affair. She has recently inherited a cabin in the United States from a grea [...]

    2. 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 and marriage, she flees England in search of the property in the Adirondacks she recently inherited. The place is in horrible disrepair, but she sets to work restoring it, while searching out her personal connection to her great-grandfather, Dmitri, the original owner of the property. This is a journe [...]

    3. 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 that our relationship would be the one that would be the talk of 2017. I know you think I am going to say the usual " it's me and not you". But let me assure you it's all "YOU" despite your handsome facade you just don't have any depth or knowledge that I require for a long term relationship, in fact I [...]

    4. Great book!!! "Something" in this book didn't sit well with me. I was going to knock off a star as soon as I came across "it". My mind was made up however my opinion changed towards the end. I'm not saying "it's" okay but I understand. The heart wants what it wants!!!!

    5. I had already decided that this was a book that I really wanted to read before I got an email about participating in a blog tour for the book. I been interested in the Romanovs for years and reading a mystery book about Grand Duchess Tatiana was too tempting to resist. I was especially thrilled about reading about Tatiana instead of Anastasia who otherwise seems to be the most popular sister to write about.The Secret Wife has two storylines. One in the present time with Kitty leaving her husband [...]

    6. 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 soldier. And then it becomes a story within a story when Kitty Fischer, one of the descendants, inherits a remote cottage at a lake and tries to find out more about her great-grandfather. Decide on the Romanoff connection as the axle, and then add the rest of the story in the American idiom, and you get thi [...]

    7. 3.5 I gulped this down faster than an ice cold beer on a hot summer daystars.Those poor Romanovs! Aren't we ever going to let their souls rest in peace? However, just likeThe Tsarina's Daughter I couldn't help but get swept up in a huge historical "what if?" The whole premise is a dual narrative. The first, takes place in Russia/Germany/America between 1914-1986 and introduced readers to soldier, Dmitri Malama, who meets the Grand Duchess, Tatiana, daughter of Tsar Alexansr. The two fall in love [...]

    8. 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 respectively by Russian cavalry officer Dmitri Malama and Kitty Fisher who has fled London and headed for her great grandfather's remote cabin in the wake of relationship issues. Dmitri's tale finds him in a military hospital during World War I, and recounts the story of his love affair with the Grand Duche [...]

    9. 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 and it’s well documented in history how they met their fate. What the author has done with The Secret Wife, and so very well, is to combine fiction with fact to make a spellbinding tale of love and loss.I love dual narrative and timeslip but quite often prefer one period to another – as I thought [...]

    10. 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 that the characters in this story said and did things that seemed so out of the norm of what any rational person would do or say. I had to force myself to finish this book.

    11. 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 I’m going to be able to describe just how much I enjoyed it!The Secret Wife has a dual storyline and is set in Russia from 1914 onwards and present day America. Told through the eyes of Kitty Fisher, who has fled from Britain to her great-grandfather’s cabin in America following relationship di [...]

    12. 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, I liked the premise, I usually like Richard and Judy recommendations, having just finished Simon Sebag Monefiorie's brilliant Romanovs, I was ready for a time-slip involving one of the grand duchesses. ButFirstly, I simply couldn't buy the premise. Rightly or wrongly, Tatiana seemed all wrong compar [...]

    13. A good idea, but poorly executedThe story regarding the Romanov's, somewhat held my interest, but I didn't care about the modern day characters. When a woman apologizesto her husband for writing an ugly email, upon learning of his affair, it's just not plausible in my world. I just don't think they're too many women out there who would apologize for giving their husband a little grief after finding naked pics of another women on his cell phone. She continues to chastise herself and I'm thinking [...]

    14. The Secret Wife by Gill Paul is a romantic historical fiction novel about the Romanov family. This intriguing novel revolves around Tatiana, the second daughter of the Tsar Nicholas and Dimitri Malamn, a cavalry officer. Even though I personally knew little about the Romanov family or Russian history, I found the plot, setting and characters well researched. There have been many speculations as to their fate and this is another. Highly enjoyable and I look forward to reading mire books by this a [...]

    15. 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 really should read more historical fiction, and2) I MUST check Gill Paul's previous books as I TOTALLY loved this one!The Secret Wife is one of these beautifully written, exceptional books you just don't know how to review. I love it so much I fear no matter what I say it won't do the book justice. [...]

    16. 4.5 Stars. The Secret Wife is a an intriguing piece of romantic historical fiction. Gill Paul's characters are well-developed, and actually believable as players in this improbable story. The novel portrays the tragic lives of Tatiana, Dimitri, and Rosa as they slog (in a Russian literature way) through life in search of family, solitude, permanence, and forgiveness.The novel is full of cosmic irony as the hopes and dreams of the historic Tatiana and Dimitri are lost in the political and social [...]

    17. Книгава заслужува да пишам нешто, а јас сум без зборови.Да можам, би дала и повеќе од 5 ѕвезди. Фикција/полуфикција/вистина, што сака нека е, ама е перфектна ваква каква што е.Препорака до сите.

    18. 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 in a book' feeling again and I wasn't disappointed. This book had me interested right from the start, with characters that were so brilliantly crafted I didn't want to put the book down as I wanted to know what would happen and now that i've finished the book I'm left thinking about it- always a sign [...]

    19. Дефинитивно на самиот почеток на 2018, ова е мојот роман на. годината!!! Без пардон

    20. The Secret Wife is a brilliant historical fiction romance that kept me up and reading way past my bedtime!It is the fascinating story of what could have happened, had one of the Romanov’s children managed to escape their captors and flee Russia. I love how the author used several real characters and events as the basis for her characters and plot line, then created an alternative reality that seemed truly authentic.The politics, struggles between social classes and daily life in Russia during [...]

    21. 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 the reader to put down despite its length you would almost read it in one sitting. The Secret Wife is spectacular in every sense of the word – the overall plot, the scope, the settings, the characters and such detailed research make for a book that will most certainly feature in my favourites when [...]

    22. 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 watched some TV programmes about them.The Secret Wife is Gill Paul's fictionalised story of what could have happened to Grand Duchess Tatiana and cavalry officer Dmitri Malama if they had lived. There are people who say that authors should not base fiction on actual people, or events. I guess that his [...]

    23. For two weeks Gill Paul has had my heart. After falling in love with the characters and beautiful writing in Women and Children First I was beyond excited when I got my copy of The Secret Wife. This huge story spans generations, joining present day Lake Akanabee, New York State with 1914 Russia, both world wars, and much more. At it's heart is the pulsating love story between Cavalry Officer Dimiti and Duchess Tatiana, who are torn apart on an infamous evening in Russian history. We learn their [...]

    24. This a a heartbreaking tale of love, loss, war, discovering a huge family secret, and a lot of history.Kitty finds out she has inherited her great-grandfathers cabin in the Adirondacks. When she discovers her husband is cheating on her she leaves London and travels to New York to find the cabin.Kitty spends the summer making repairs to the cabin and trying to learn about her great-grandfather. What she learns about Dmitri (her great-grandfather) is both incredible and shocking.I did not expect t [...]

    25. I had a really hard time rating this one, but decided to go ahead and give it 4 stars because it was the perfect read for what I needed during my beach week. I had started reading "Lilac Girls," but it was too heavy so I opted for this one. While it's not the most well-written book (cliched at times - like the fact that a woman finds her husband cheating on her and she fixes up an old cottage), I really learned a lot about Russian history and now want to find out more about Tatiana and her famil [...]

    26. Romanovs of Russia and relentlessly unbelievablejust not for me. I did skim through to the end. I can't quite figure out why. I did get some more insight into the turbulence of the times (politically).For me it was one of those oops picks.

    27. This is a wonderful book. It’s the true story of the romance between Dmitri Malama, a Russian cavalry officer, and Grand Duchess Tatiana of the doomed Romanov family. Gill Paul brilliantly evokes their world. The story had me gripped. I couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out whether and how Dmitri would manage to save his beloved Tatiana from the grisly fate of the Romanovs. There’s also a parallel story - the story of Dmitri’s great granddaughter, Kitty. Paul brilliantly weaves bet [...]

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