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The Secret Wife Audiobook

The Secret Wife

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Publisher's Summary

The stories of two very different women, linked by the secrets and lies of history, merge together as past and present weave together in this stunning story of love, loss and resilience.

2016. Kitty, fleeing from a devastating revelation in her own life, finds herself at her great-grandfather's cabin in Lake Akanabee. There she discovers a gorgeous necklace, which leads her uncover to long-buried family secret.

1914. Tatiana, Grand Princess of Russia, falls in love with Dmitri, a Russian solider, as she nurses him back to health. The world is an uncertain place, especially for the Romanov family, and as their romance plays out the world as they know it rapidly crumbles around them.

©2016 Gill Paul (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"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)

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  • Amazon Customer
    17/12/16
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    "An unexpected jewel with refreshing perspectives"

    Rarely do I read a love story that expresses the perplex inner thoughts that many of us feel but never say. I love that her characters were human, made mistakes and had serious regrets yet, somehow chose to find whatever hope, light and love they could in the situations they were in. She bravely wrote about the "gray" we feel when faced with the black and white definition of what love should look like vs how many beautiful shades and layers it creates.. some with which we are unable to outwardly explain or describe... Hauntingly sad in parts but, interwoven with a poignant story about strength, perseverance, loyalty, and of course love

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    23/02/17
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    "I have always liked historical fiction but these two narrators have brought this book to life!"

    Although you think you might already know this story, the twists are delightfully surprising and unexpected.
    I am going to pick this for my next book club that I get to host (six months from now) because not only is it a great story, but will make for a very interesting book club discussion!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    22/02/17
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    "From okay to great"

    Slightly slow start. Ended great! Narrative makes book much easier to follow. Goes from past to present very clearly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/02/17
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    "Loved every minute"

    I found this book fascinating. Even though I could see what was going to happen, the charters and character relations were gripping.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Reader
    Las Vegas, NV
    20/02/17
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    "Interesting alternative"

    A most interesting alternative ending for one of the Romanov family. Well written and researched. A very engrossing story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire O. Gudewich
    Frederick, MD United States
    12/02/17
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    "Riveting!"

    I love how the author was able to weave the two different perspectives throughout the story. Highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RJA
    San Francisco
    27/01/17
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    "A lovely surprise"

    I love historical fiction. This was a surprisingly good listen. Weaving together stories from different generations to tell some fantastical love story. The characters are well developed. The story tells the sad story of the Reds upheaval of the Russian bureaucracy and how it touched individual lives.also a bit of a mystery is woven into the fabric of the story. Hope you also enjoy discovering it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/01/17
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    "Intriguing"

    I really enjoyed this book of both historical fact and fiction of what could have happened

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    Miami, Florida, United States
    22/01/17
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    "Mindblowingly Beautiful"

    I I've this book 5 stars because it is one of the best well written novel, I have read for a long time. There is nothing bad to say about the book because the characters, storyline and audio performance suited all the elements.
    The transition between the past and present carried with it, a surprising element that will beg the reader asking for more. Although it was bittersweet, I was compelled to look up the real Tatiana and explored more about her life as it was intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traci J
    21/01/17
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    This was one of the best audio books I've ever listened to!! Fantastic story with unexpected plot twists!! I'd highly recommend this one!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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