The Woman with the Blue Star Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Woman with the Blue Star


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488073915

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The Woman with the Blue Star Excerpt :

"An emotional novel that you will never forget." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II -- Now a New York Times bestsller! 1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive. Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more! Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphan’s Tale The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Kommandant’s Girl The Winter Guest

The Woman with the Blue Star Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Woman with the Blue Star


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1432894323

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The Woman with the Blue Star Excerpt :

"1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Jewish Ghetto in Krakâow, Poland, during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her mother are forced to seek refuge in the sewers beneath the city. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it's a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds"--Page 4 of cover.

The Woman with the Blue Star Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Woman with the Blue Star


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2021-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781867226390

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The Woman with the Blue Star Excerpt :

Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris, returns with a riveting new tale of unfathomable sacrifice and unlikely friendship during World War II. 1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Krakow Ghetto. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realises it's a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by harrowing true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an emotional testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

The Ambassador s Daughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Ambassador s Daughter


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9780778315094

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The Ambassador s Daughter Excerpt :

In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought by her father, a German diplomat, to a peace conference in Paris where she meets Georg, a dashing naval officer who gives her a job—and a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. Original.

The Kommandant s Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

The Kommandant s Girl


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460396070

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The Kommandant s Girl Excerpt :

In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into Poland. Within days Emma’s husband is forced to disappear underground, leaving her alone in the Jewish ghetto. In the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out and brings her to Krakow, where she takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make unthinkable choices that will force her to risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves. Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Woman with the Blue Star The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphan’s Tale The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Winter Guest

Blue Star Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Blue Star


  • Author : Miriam Delicado
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-12-19
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781425132095

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Blue Star Excerpt :

BLUE STAR How does a woman from a small town in British Columbia, Canada become involved in one of the most talked about prophecies on the planet today? The Hopi Blue Star Prophecy. Learn how her life was completely changed after an encounter on a lonely highway with Tall Blond Aliens in 1988. Miriam embarks on a journey into a world of secret governments, Clones, Russian Psychic Army recruiters, the Ancient Hopi People and Alien encounters. Her path leads to the discovery of the family secret; her father is somehow involved with the Blond Aliens and has been since before her birth. The truth that Aliens exist is only the beginning. Learn how they are connected to our world, to humanity and why they are contacting the people of Earth today. They share warnings about a possible future in which our existence as a species is at risk. Read Blue Star to learn where the Safe Lands will be in the End Times and why the Aliens' messages are important to all of us now!

The Winter Guest Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Winter Guest


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780778315964

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The Winter Guest Excerpt :

When they discover a Jewish Allied paratrooper stranded outside of their small mountain village in Poland, 18-year-old twin sisters Helena and Ruth Nowak hide him from the Nazis, but soon jealousy and a devastating betrayal set in motion events that will reverberate across the decades. Original.

The Things We Cherished Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

The Things We Cherished


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385534215

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The Things We Cherished Excerpt :

Pam Jenoff, whose first novel, The Kommandant’s Girl, was a Quill Award finalist, a Book Sense pick, and a finalist for the ALA Sophie Brody Award, joins the Doubleday list with a suspenseful story of love and betrayal set during the Holocaust. An ambitious novel that spans decades and continents, The Things We Cherished tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attor­neys who find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II–era war crimes. The defendant, wealthy financier Roger Dykmans, mysteri­ously refuses to help in his own defense, revealing only that proof of his innocence lies within an intricate timepiece last seen in Nazi Germany. As the narrative moves from Philadelphia to Germany, Poland, and Italy, we are given glimpses of the lives that the anniversary clock has touched over the past century, and learn about the love affair that turned a brother into a traitor. Rich in historical detail, Jenoff’s astonishing new work is a testament to true love under the worst of circumstances.

The Last Night in London Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Last Night in London


  • Author : Karen White
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492029

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The Last Night in London Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Karen White weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day. London, 1939. Beautiful and ambitious Eva Harlow and her American best friend, Precious Dubose, are trying to make their way as fashion models. When Eva falls in love with Graham St. John, an aristocrat and Royal Air Force pilot, she can’t believe her luck—she’s getting everything she ever wanted. Then the Blitz devastates her world, and Eva finds herself slipping into a web of intrigue, spies, and secrets. As Eva struggles to protect her friendship with Precious and everything she holds dear, all it takes is one unwary moment to change their lives forever… London, 2019. American journalist Maddie Warner, whose life has been marked by the tragic loss of her mother, travels to London to interview Precious about her life in pre-WWII London. Maddie has been careful to close herself off to others, but in Precious she recognizes someone whose grief rivals her own—but unlike Maddie, Precious hasn’t allowed it to crush her. Maddie finds herself drawn to both Precious and to Colin, her enigmatic surrogate nephew. As Maddie gets closer to her, she begins to unravel Precious’s haunting past—a story of friendship, betrayal, and the unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

The Orphan s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

The Orphan s Tale


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460396421

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The Orphan s Tale Excerpt :

Look for Pam Jenoff’s new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, an unforgettable story of courage and friendship during wartime. A New York Times bestseller! “Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. “ —Library Journal “Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…. I read this novel in a headlong rush.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything. Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Woman with the Blue Star The Lost Girls of Paris The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Kommandant’s Girl The Winter Guest

The Diplomat s Wife Book
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Diplomat s Wife


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459248366

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The Diplomat s Wife Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One woman faces danger, intrigue, and love in the aftermath of World War II in this unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris. 1945. Marta Nederman has barely survived the brutality of a Nazi concentration camp, where she was imprisoned for her work with the Polish resistance. Lucky to have escaped with her life, she meets Paul, an American soldier, who gives her hope of a happier future. The two make a promise to meet in London, but Paul is in a deadly plane crash and never arrives. Finding herself pregnant and alone in a strange city, Marta finds comfort with a kind British diplomat, and the two soon marry. But Marta’s happiness is threatened when the British government seeks her help to find a Communist spy—an undercover mission that resurrects the past with far-reaching consequences. Set during a time of great upheaval and change, The Diplomat’s Wife, a gripping early work from Pam Jenoff, is a story of survival, love and heroism, and a great testament to the strength of women. Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Woman with the Blue Star The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphan’s Tale The Ambassador’s Daughter The Kommandant's Girl The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Winter Guest

The Girl They Left Behind Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Girl They Left Behind


  • Author : Roxanne Veletzos
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501187698

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The Girl They Left Behind Excerpt :

A sweeping historical romance that is “gripping, tragic, yet filled with passion and hope” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author), offering a vivid and unique portrayal of life in war-torn 1941 Bucharest during World War II and its aftermath—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls and Sarah’s Key. On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger so the girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. As a young woman in Soviet Romania, Natalia crosses paths with Victor—an important official in the Communist regime that she used to know as an impoverished young student. Now they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor’s dark secrets. When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past. The Girl They Left Behind “is a vividly told, beautifully written, impossible-but-true story” (Helen Bryan, internationally bestselling author of War Brides) that you won’t soon forget.

The Crooked Mirror Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Crooked Mirror


  • Author : Louise Steinman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807050552

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The Crooked Mirror Excerpt :

A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today “I’d grown up with the phrase ‘Never forget’ imprinted on my psyche. Its corollary was more elusive. Was it possible to remember—at least to recall—a world that existed before the calamity?” In the winter of 2000, Louise Steinman set out to attend an international Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau at the invitation of her Zen rabbi, who felt the Poles had gotten a “bum rap.” A bum rap? Her own mother could not bear to utter the word “Poland,” a country, Steinman was taught, that allowed and perhaps abetted the genocide that decimated Europe’s Jewish population, including members of her own extended family. As Steinman learns more about her lost ancestors, though, she finds that the history of Polish-Jewish relations is far more complex. Although German-occupied Poland was the site of horrific Jewish persecution, Poland was for centuries the epicenter of European Jewish life. After the war, Polish-Jewish relations soured. For Poles under Communism, it was taboo to examine or discuss the country’s Jewish past. Among Jews in the Diaspora, there was little acknowledgment of the Poles’ immense suffering during its dual occupation. Steinman’s research leads her to her grandparents’ town of Radomsko, whose eighteen thousand Jews were deported or shot during the Nazi occupation. As she delves deeper into the town’s and her family’s history, Steinman discovers a prewar past where a lively community of Jews and Catholics lived shoulder to shoulder, where a Polish Catholic painted the blue ceiling of the Radomsko synagogue, and a Jewish tinsmith roofed the spires of the Catholic church. She also uncovers untold stories of Poles who rescued their Jewish neighbors in Radomsko and helps bring these heroes to the light of day. Returning time and again to Poland over the c

Almost Home Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Almost Home


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416597940

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Almost Home Excerpt :

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Diplomat’s Wife A breathtakingly poignant novel of suspense about a woman who must face a past she’d rather forget in order to uncover a dangerous legacy that threatens her future. Ten years ago, U.S. State Department intelligence officer Jordan Weiss’s idyllic experience as a graduate student at Cambridge was shattered when her boyfriend Jared drowned in the River Cam. She swore she’d never go back—until a terminally ill friend asks her to return. Jordan attempts to settle into her new life, taking on an urgent mission beside rakish agent Sebastian Hodges. Just when she thinks there’s hope for a fresh start, a former college classmate tells her that Jared’s death was not an accident—he was murdered. Jordan quickly learns that Jared’s research into World War II had uncovered a shameful secret, but powerful forces with everything to lose will stop at nothing to keep the past buried. Soon, Jordan finds herself in grave peril as she struggles to find the answers that lie treacherously close to home, the truth that threatens to change her life forever, and the love that makes it all worth fighting for. Fast-paced and impossible to put down, Almost Home establishes Pam Jenoff as one of the best new writers in the genre.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Book
Score: 4
From 92 Ratings

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek


  • Author : Kim Michele Richardson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443458665

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Excerpt :

In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.