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The Royal Secret
The Royal Secret: A Novel | Lucinda Riley
In this suspenseful and heart-pounding novel from New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an ambitious young journalist unravels a dangerous mystery that threatens to devastate the British monarchy. Keeping secrets is a dangerous game. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam, an up-and-coming reporter, is assigned to cover the legendary actors funeral, attended by glitzy celebrities of every background. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behindthe contents of which many have been desperate to keep concealed for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that shes close to uncovering something deadly seriousand the royal family may be implicated. Before long, someone is on her tracks, attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And theyll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does. Full of salacious scandal, shocking twists, and captivating romance, and written in Lucinda Rileys signature vividly drawn and lushly atmospheric (RT Book Reviews) prose, The Royal Secret is a full-throttle escapist adventure (Lancashire Evening Post).
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I went to Costco. I wasn‘t going to buy a book. I bought one anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi Hmmm one of hers I don't think I've read! Have you read her seven sisters series?they are great 2mo
Melissa_J @Crazeedi I think this was just released - at least on this side of the Atlantic, it may have been released earlier in the U.K. I haven‘t actually read any of Riley‘s books yet, although I own most if not all of them. One day 😂 2mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I'm going to look for it! 2mo
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LeahBergen Oops! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts Her series about The Sisters seems really popular... I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts on this one 2mo
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts I love her books, and the Seven Sisters Series is truly wonderful. 2mo
Andrew65 This was published in 2000 in the U.K. under the title The Love Letter. Not read it but heard good things about it. @Crazeedi @Melissa_J (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 guess what, I have this book, titled the love letter, lol 2mo
Melissa_J @Crazeedi I hate it when publishers change titles!!! 2mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I know, and I almost went to buy this tilli found out I have it by the other title!! 2mo
Melissa_J @Crazeedi I almost made that mistake with The Hothouse Flower, which I own, since it was also released as 2mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J how do you keep from making a mistake?? Thank goodness Litsy is her to let us know sometimes!! 2mo
Melissa_J @Crazeedi I usually check the fantastic fiction website, as it identifies alternate titles. Plus, I learned the hard way that titles of U.K. books, especially when prolific authors are first being introduced to the North American market, can change. 2mo
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3 STARS - This reboot of Riley‘s 2000 book The Love Letter has a good premise but was too long-winded for me. Overall, this was just okay but I expected more after loving The Midnight Rose.

My review: http://bit.ly/2IStZc3

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When I say that this book kept me guessing until almost the end. There‘s a red herring that sticks around for quite awhile until the big reveal. If you like strong female leads, mysteries and romance plus a little Royal intrigue, this book is for you! @SimonSchuster

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New arc from #netgalley Gimme some Royals anytime! @SimonSchuster This book actually has an interesting backstory! It was originally written in 1998 and was supposed to be published in 2000 but amid fears of disapproval from the Royal Family, the publication was cancelled. I can‘t imagine how devastating that must be for an author!

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I was excited to win a signed advance proof of The Royal Secret in a draw Lucinda Riley did on Twitter, and just finished reading it. Family drama, Royal history, intrigue, the London setting, a little romance... fans of Lucinda Riley are going to enjoy this one!

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“I could tell you the secret but then I would have to kill you!" Joanna, a reporter, is asked to cover the funeral of Sir James Harrison, a famous actor. She stumbles upon a mystery that could devastate the British monarchy. Joanna is followed by secret agents. The book is packed with romance, mystery, history and conspiracy. Highly recommended to those who love to read about the royal family. I would like to thank Atria Publishers for a copy.

Andrew65 I love Lucinda Riley‘s books. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 This book is called The Love Letter in the UK. You‘ve got to read it! Excellent book! 7mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB It‘s been on my monthly list for the past two months! Still to get to it. 😔 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 You should read it soon! You will love it! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Will prioritise it. 👍 (edited) 7mo
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Ahhhhh!!! Liberty Hardy from Bookriot read 614 books in 2018!! Holy Moly!! @bookriot @FranzenComesAlive @Liberty #goalssssss

myellenbee How is that possible! You must read really fast! 7mo
booksandsympathy 😮😯🙀 7mo
Tralfamadorian Whattt, that‘s insane. 7mo
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VeganCleopatra To be fair, pretty sure reading is literally her job? 7mo
inthegreensandblues Liberty is a prodigy, she amazes me. 7mo
Kappadeemom My eyes would bleed 😂😂 7mo
GingerAntics Holy crap. 7mo
rather_be_reading @myellenbee NOT ME! Liberty Hardy. she is a speed reader! 7mo
Megabooks I can‘t imagine! My best year was 220! 7mo
Grrlbrarian WHOA. @Liberty = the real MVP 🙌 7mo
SandraG I read 250😳😉 7mo
RebL I tell the young people at work (program participants, student workers & interns) that no one can read all the books, but @Liberty could make a liar of me. 7mo
bodacioustchr I read 767 but some of them embarrassingly are trash from Amazon!! 7mo
rather_be_reading @Megabooks omg thts amazing also! 7mo
rather_be_reading @SandraG holy smokes 🔥 7mo
rather_be_reading @bodacioustchr they still all count! 7mo
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics thts what i say! 7mo
bodacioustchr I retired from teaching a year and a half ago. I have too much time on my hands!! 7mo
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I was just contacted by Atria books to read Lucinda Riley‘s new book which is coming out in May 2019. They are sending me a copy which is great because I prefer physical books. Looking forward to reading this one!

Andrew65 That is what you call a result 😍 @ephemeralwaltz 9mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I see it has not be getting glowing reviews. They contacted me from Goodreads because I loved The Orchid House. 9mo
Andrew65 @EadieB That is surprising! I don‘t like the cover! 9mo
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EadieB @Andrew65 it is kind of gaudy! The crown is not centered either. 9mo
Andrew65 @EadieB No and that is offending my autistic tendencies! 😂 9mo
EadieB @Andrew65 it bothers me too! 9mo
ephemeralwaltz That's so awesome they contacted you hmmm!! Looking forward to your thoughts. 9mo
EadieB @ephemeralwaltz In my review of The Orchid House I mentioned that she was an excellent writer and I guess the publisher was looking for someone who liked her writing. I was surprised to be contacted. I am a member of NetGalley but this book is not offered there. 9mo
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