A 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.
With 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:
'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
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 Furnivall
I 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 Beech
Fascinating! Gill captures this family and this period of history so vividly. Such a wonderful book—Hazel Gaynor
Another 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 Rees
I'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
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