Historical Fiction

Book Review – The Secret Wife by Gill Paul #20booksofsummer20

Book Details
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: None
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 8/25/2016
Pages: 417

Goodreads Synopsis –

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.

My Opinion –

This book is an alluring romantic historical fiction mystery that spans decades!

I was completely swept away with Dimitri and the Romanovs! I am shocked that this is a part of history that I know very little about. I was utterly taken by the Romanovs and their tragic history. Although this is a fictional account, I was still able to walk away knowing more than I did before.

The present day storyline of Kitty and her inheritance of her great-grandfather’s house, that she knew next to nothing about, was not nearly as captivating. It made a decent catalyst for the story of Dimitri and the Romanovs, but I was always itching to go back in time and see where their story would go next.

If you love historical fiction with deeply hidden secrets, mystery, and intrigue then this is a book you do not want to miss!

*Book 4/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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