A brilliant historical fiction romance
- Book: The Secret Wife
- Location: New York State, Russia, San Francisco
- Author: Gill Paul
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 the 1900s are also well described and interesting. This novel must have been a joy to research and the author’s diligence to details and astute observations about this turbulent time lends credibility to her story.
There is a mystery in the past and present that needs to be solved. Only in the final chapters are the connections between the two eras and story lines united. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next, the author proved me wrong.
I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to historical fiction buffs.