'Bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail' Kate FurnivallA Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret... From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds.1918With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria Romanova captivates two of the guards, it will lead to a fateful choice between right and wrong.Fifty-five years later . . .Val rushes to her father's side when she hears of his troubling end-of-life confession: 'I didn't want to kill her.' As she unravels the secrets behind her mother's disappearance when she was twelve years old, she finds herself caught up in one of the world's greatest mysteries.Readers adore the novels of Gill Paul:'A brilliantly emotional read' Woman's Own'As rich in historical detail as it is captivating ****' Heat'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass'A marvellous, perfect read' The Sun'Cleverly crafted and enthralling. A triumph' Dinah Jeffries'A wonderful book. Loved the seamless blend of fact and fiction' Kathryn Hughes'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady'This engrossing, heart-wrenching novel moves between the decades, combining history with fiction to portray the tragic events of the Russian Revolution' Sunday Express'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, abouttwo women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it' Louise Beech'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan
From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes an epic, heartbreaking and gripping novel of a Russian princess, a powerful sacrifice and an extraordinary secret.
A wonderful sweeping tale that totally captivated me and had me on the edge of my seat, clutching my hanky. The story is bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail. Gill Paul deepens our understanding of the traumatic events in early 20th century Russia with her impressive research and imaginative insight into the period and the Romanov family. And the love story? Intense and passionate, it will grip your heart. I loved it -- Kate FurnivallFascinating! Gill captures this family and this period of history so vividly. Such a wonderful book -- Hazel GaynorI devoured The Lost Daughter in two days. I adored it. Gill Paul makes complex history so accessible. So real. And I'm fascinated by that time period. She weaves an addictive plot while having real characters. As usual, she made me cry. It is one of my favourite of Gill's novels. It was truly exceptional -- Louise BeechAnother brilliant read from Gill Paul. Two gripping stories entwine and kept me captivated till the last page. Kept me looking forward to getting back to it each evening -- Tracy ReesI'm always so impressed by the depth of Gill Paul's knowledge of the periods she chooses to write about. With The Lost Daughter, she has returned to the tragic Romanovs, creating another fascinating story that asks the haunting question: 'what if one of them escaped?' A pleasure to dive into -- Kate Riordan
Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include the USA Today bestseller The Secret Wife, Women and Children First, which was shortlisted for an RNA Award, The Affair and No Place for a Lady, which was shortlisted for a Love Stories Award. Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Objects, World War I Love Stories and Royal Love Stories. Gill's expertise is often called upon for talks on historical subjects, including the sinking of the Titanic. She lives in London, where, as well as writing full-time, she enjoys swimming year-round in an outdoor pond.