The #TFBookClub reads ‘The Second Marriage’ set in USA and Europe

20th August 2020

#TFBookClub September/October – ‘The Second Marriage’ set in USA and Europe – Washington DC, New York City, Paris and the Greek islands

Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK CITY, PARIS and THE GREEK ISLANDS for a riveting piece of historical fiction, with The Second Marriage (Jackie and Maria in the US) by Gill Paul.

The Second Marriage’ set in USA and Europe

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a story of love, passion, and tragedy as the lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas are intertwined–and they become the ultimate rivals, in love with the same man.

The President’s Wife: a Glamorous Superstar; the rivalry that shook the world…

Jackie Kennedy was beautiful, sophisticated, and contemplating leaving her ambitious young senator husband. Life in the public eye with an overly ambitious–and unfaithful–man who could hardly be coaxed to return from a vacation after the birth of a stillborn child was breaking her spirit. So when she’s offered a holiday on the luxurious yacht owned by billionaire Ari Onassis, she says yes…to a meeting that will ultimately change her life.

Maria Callas is at the height of her operatic career and widely considered to be the finest soprano in the world. And then she’s introduced to Aristotle Onassis, the world’s richest man and her fellow Greek. Stuck in a childless, sexless marriage, and with pressures on all sides from opera house managers and a hostile press, she finds her life being turned upside down by this hyper-intelligent and impeccably charming man…

Little by little, Maria’s and Jackie’s lives begin to overlap, and they come closer and closer until everything they know about the world changes on a dime.

Apply for a copy to read along:

If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during September and early October 2020, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER or Digital – by midnight 31st August 2020. (Paper copies UK ONLY). The first names out of the hat on Tuesday 1st September 2020 will be sent copies of the book.

It might still be challenging for the publisher to send out print copies of the book, so please also be open to reading a digital copy instead.

After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.

In order to read along, you do need to to be a TripFiction member. Please sign up to become a member of TripFiction if you are not already. Simply scroll down on this link until you get to the JOIN NOW tab.

We will be in touch if you are one of our lucky readers, and hopefully you’ll receive your copy of the book early in September. Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 31st August 2020!

Andrew and Tina for the TripFiction team

If you want further inspiration to join us, check out TF Tina’s interview with Gill Paul:

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  1. User: Karen Trumpower

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 8:51 pm

    Love Gill Paul books! Would love to read! Thank you.


  2. User: thebookmagnet

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 5:45 pm

    I love Gill Paul books. A paperback would be fab.


  3. User: Fiction?

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 5:24 am

    The Second Marriage by Gill Paul: I really would like a paperback edition please. Jackie and Maria two very different and interesting women in fabulous places. Would love to travel with them!


  4. User: Fact/Fiction

    Posted on: 30/08/2020 at 5:14 am

    The Second Marriage by Gill Paul: I would love a paper edition of this tale of two influential women.
    Jackie and Maria, what tales they could tell us.


  5. User: Chiara

    Posted on: 29/08/2020 at 3:20 pm

    Hi! I’d like to apply for a digital copy of this book


  6. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 29/08/2020 at 12:16 pm

    Sounds fascinating! Maria Callas meets Jackie Kennedy! Lots of interesting locations, too!
    I’d prefer a paper copy, please…unless the digital one can be downloaded onto a 1st generation Kindle?


  7. User: Paula Courtney

    Posted on: 28/08/2020 at 9:49 pm

    I live in Ireland so while I do love a paper book I will happily accept an ebook if chosen.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  8. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 28/08/2020 at 8:45 am

    I’d love to join in and a paper copy would be great. Unfortunately, I left it too late for the last read, but subsequently bought the book and really enjoyed getting to know Pearl and her entourage. I’m definitely off the Whitstable when the opportunity presents itself!


  9. User: Chiara

    Posted on: 27/08/2020 at 11:33 pm

    I would love a digital copy, please.


  10. User: Lesley Mort

    Posted on: 27/08/2020 at 11:29 am

    Oops, forgot to add to my previous post. Paper copy please.


  11. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 27/08/2020 at 11:28 am

    I would love to be included in the selection for the next Book Club. I love the detail Gill Paul puts into her novels. This one sounds fantastic, intriguing relationship between the characters and great locations. Fingers are crossed.


  12. User: KarenKisreading

    Posted on: 26/08/2020 at 6:46 am

    Yes please. Would prefer a paper copy


  13. User: Joady

    Posted on: 25/08/2020 at 9:18 pm

    I have just signed up to Tripfiction and would love to receive a copy of this book so I can start my reading journey with you all and look forward to reviewing the book once read.
    I am happy to receive either book or digital form.
    Thank you


  14. User: reluctantlysouthern

    Posted on: 25/08/2020 at 12:04 pm

    Is this supposed to be historical fiction? It sounds interesting. I would love a digital copy.


  15. User: philatel

    Posted on: 23/08/2020 at 8:50 pm

    This sounds a good read – would prefer a paperback copy if at all possible.


  16. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 23/08/2020 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! Two iconic women and quite the backdrop! I would absolutely love to take part and would prefer a paperback copy if possible. Thank you!


  17. User: Sherry

    Posted on: 22/08/2020 at 12:56 pm

    I’d love paper but I’m in the US so it looks like digital is all I can get!


  18. User: CathBRFC

    Posted on: 22/08/2020 at 10:06 am

    I’d love a paperback copy please.


  19. User: Claire Broomsgrove

    Posted on: 22/08/2020 at 8:52 am

    Paper copy please. I’m afraid I never received Murder on the Downs so that’s why I haven’t been able to join in the discussion.


    1 Comment

    • User: andrewmorris51

      Posted on: 22/08/2020 at 4:54 pm

      Oh Claire. So sorry you never received your copy of Murder on the Downs. We’ll make sure you;re involved in this Booc Club read! TF’s Andrew


  20. User: __ellalivre

    Posted on: 21/08/2020 at 2:48 pm

    Book clubs are the most wonderful way to enhance a reading experience. Can’t wait to join another one!
    Digital copy, please!


  21. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 21/08/2020 at 5:47 am

    How confusing, I thought Gill Paul’s latest book was called “Jackie and Maria” and just went to look it up on Good Reads and it’s the same book, published with two different titles! Would love to read it, paperback version please.


  22. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 20/08/2020 at 7:14 pm

    I love Gill Paul and only discovered her when I was given 2 of her books for my birthday several years ago. I would love a paper copy please.


  23. User: LisaRowsell

    Posted on: 20/08/2020 at 2:32 pm

    I love the sound of this, and would like a paper copy please.


  24. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 20/08/2020 at 12:37 pm

    Paper please! Fingers crossed I get a copy – I’ve read biogs of both Jackie & Maria, both vibrant, intriguing women.


  25. User: Janine

    Posted on: 20/08/2020 at 11:47 am

    I’d love a paper copy please x


  26. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 20/08/2020 at 11:07 am

    Intriguing! Paperback if possible please


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