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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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    Vivianne 02/03/2017
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    "Terrific book"

    I loved the storyline and the performance of the narrator. I liked that there was no swearing or graphic sex scenes but only a story well told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • 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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie
    Smyrna, SC, United States
    27/04/17
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    "wonderful"

    I loved this work from start to finish. the story is just wonderful with twists and turns

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • diane Houde
    18/08/17
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    "Loved it"

    What a great listen, enjoyed it tremendously! Glad that I chose it, it was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/08/17
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    "Overall, enjoyed..."

    Overall I enjoyed the story. I liked the Kitty part of the story better. I also liked the performance by the person who did Kitty's part better. The male part was okay, except the voices of Malama (not as much as Tatiana) and Tatiana were annoying. I think it was partly the Tatiana character who was annoying. Anyhow, overall, I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/08/17
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    "a big what if..."

    keeps you open to the dramatic twists and turns. loved it. it is well researched

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Weatherford TX
    1/08/17
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    "Stellar!"

    Enjoyable story & performance. Enjoyed the American accents! The author did a great job knitting the past to the present. Believable, likeable characters who admit their flaws

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TJZeus
    Wisconsin
    27/07/17
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    "Incredible listen"

    Loved this book. Well written with many twists and turns. It keeps you guessing all the way through. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hockeygirl1125
    19/07/17
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    "Nice book to listen to on the way to work"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Laura Kirman and Thomas Judd ?

    As long as they don't have to do American accents


    Was The Secret Wife worth the listening time?

    I thought the book was ok. I did like that it had some historical facts in it but it just wasn't a gripping page turning book. It was nice background noise while I drove to work. It was a little long and slow in places.The narrators were fine as long as they were doing their natural voice. When they tried to do an American or the opposite sex it was rough listening to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Allison Gordon
    28/09/16
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    "Brilliant book could not put it down highly recommended read it you won't be disappointed"

    Brilliant book could not wait to get home get comfy and start listening to the book again . Give it a go it's a page turner

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs K S Warne
    16/10/16
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    "History / drama / romance / mystery - it's got it all"

    This was a fascinating book, based largely on truth but cleverly interwoven into a modern day sub plot.
    I learnt a lot about the Russian Revolution without it being too 'biographical'.
    The first part is very much romantic historical but the second part left me desperate to read more as the book moved forward in time and the mystery developed, leaving me wondering how it was going to link the sub plot with the main story - and with real life events.
    Very clever

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tripster
    united kingdom
    6/09/16
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    "Laura Kirman is a terrible reader & has let the author down"

    I couldn't bear more than 10 mins of Laura Kirman's voice so I can't comment on the actual story (Amazon didn't give you option of leaving a null review - sorry to the author). Kirman's voice too staccato & clipped, no natural flow / no magical weaving of the story - just reminds me of being scolded by a prim headmistress. Urgh.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    23/02/17
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    "Beautifully written, tear jerking love story loosely based on true accounts"

    Best book I've read in the last year, now I need to find something to replace it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vicks1963
    27/11/16
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    "Fabulous story. I found it difficult to put down."

    loved it and in the end I wished it had been true as it was so well written and was plausible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mike & Jacquie Lamont
    Scottish Borders
    18/11/16
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    "Great story."

    great story with wonderful narration. Would throughly recommend. to fans of historical fiction. A must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Veron
    10/08/17
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    "Good mix of past and present"

    I enjoyed how this story food back to the past until eventually the two parts come together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nike
    Devon
    20/07/17
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    "Strange book"

    Well written but dives and weaves around. Thanks for the entertainment. It kept me asleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maxine
    19/03/17
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    "a fantastic story"

    a fantastic with great narration. It was well written. It's hard to put down and a must to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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