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The Second Marriage

(2020)
(Jackie and Maria)
A novel by

 
 
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.    



Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"I was completely enthralled, wholly swept up in the characters, the glamour, and the fascinating story of these iconic women. An utter treat from beginning to end – readers far and wide will fall under its spell." - Jenny Ashcroft

"Simply stunning. I really can’t stop thinking about these two women now. This will be HUGE!" - Louise Beech

"An intoxicating mix of glamour, scandal and fascinating insight into the lives of two of the twentieth century’s most iconic women – and the man they both loved." - Tammy Cohen

"Surprising and devastating… perfect historical fiction." - Hazel Gaynor

"A deep dive into glitz, glamour and heartbreak. Gill Paul’s emotionally turbulent, amazing novels never disappoint." - Karen Harper

"Glamorous and highly seductive, this compelling story explores the lives of two complex, powerful women complete with all their talents and flaws." - Dinah Jefferies

"The novel brilliantly evokes the world of the jet-set, rich and famous of the sixties so well I felt I was living it all alongside them." - Kathleen McGurl

"I can't rave highly enough about this book – it's my favourite Gill Paul novel to date. A dazzling yet moving portrait of two very different iconic women, it's brilliantly researched, compellingly told and completely fascinating. I just loved it." - Tracy Rees

"Addictive and so well-researched. I read it in a day." - Kate Riordan

"Beautiful, tender, and humane storytelling." - Kate Thompson

"An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the rivalry between two of the world’s most glamorous women." - Stephanie Thornton

"A truly compelling story… This is the best of historical fiction – leaving you wanting to learn more." - Liz Trenow

"A delectable novel about the lives and romantic rivalry of two female icons - such a juicy page-turner!" - Kris Waldherr


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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Second Marriage: From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a new sweeping and gripping historical romance fiction read
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 0-00-836625-X / 978-0-00-836625-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 0-06-295249-8 / 978-0-06-295249-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 0-06-300009-1 / 978-0-06-300009-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Title: The Second Marriage
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Second Marriage
Author(s): Gill Paul
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Second Marriage
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: Avon
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August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 1-09-416949-8 / 978-1-09-416949-1
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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August 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
ISBN: 1-09-416950-1 / 978-1-09-416950-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Second Marriage: From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a new sweeping and gripping historical romance fiction read
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas
Author(s): Gill Paul
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA