The Kommandant's Girl

The Kommandant's Girl
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1460396073
ISBN 13: 9781460396070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kommandant's Girl Book Review:

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 her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city's decrepit Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma 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. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety—and her marriage vows—in order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, so does Emma's relationship with the Kommandant, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

The Diplomat's Wife (Mills & Boon M&B)

The Diplomat's Wife (Mills & Boon M&B)
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1408929546
ISBN 13: 9781408929544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Diplomat's Wife (Mills & Boon M&B) Book Review:

How have I been lucky enough to come here, to be alive, when so many others are not? I should have died. . . . But I am here.

The Ambassador's Daughter

The Ambassador's Daughter
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 0778315096
ISBN 13: 9780778315094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ambassador's Daughter Book Review:

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 Collection

The Kommandant's Girl Collection
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-07-16
ISBN 10: 1488038929
ISBN 13: 9781488038921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kommandant's Girl Collection Book Review:

Don’t miss these three remarkable novels of sacrifice, survival and the unimaginable choices women had to make in a time of war, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale. THE AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER Paris, 1919. The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged naval officer who gives Margot a job—and also a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL In this groundbreaking debut novel, nineteen-year-old Emma Bau is forced to disappear underground when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland, leaving her imprisoned within the city’s decrepit Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out to live in Krakow, where she takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated when Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official, hires her to work as his assistant. At the urging of the resistance, she begins to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma takes increasing risks to help the resistance, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves. THE DIPLOMAT’S WIFE 1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul’s plane crashes. Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British diplomat, and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past.

The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1460398769
ISBN 13: 9781460398760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lost Girls of Paris Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019 “An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1460396421
ISBN 13: 9781460396421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tale Book Review:

Look out for Pam’s new book, The Lost Girls of Paris, a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II. 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.

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 1101638168
ISBN 13: 9781101638163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Girl You Left Behind Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London. Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

The Things We Cherished

The Things We Cherished
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 9780385534215
ISBN 13: 0385534213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Things We Cherished Book Review:

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 Other Girl

The Other Girl
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1459256417
ISBN 13: 9781459256415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other Girl Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale One woman's determination to protect a child from the dangers of war will force her to face those lurking closer to home… Life in rural Poland during WWII brings a new set of challenges to Maria, estranged from her own family and left alone with her in-laws after her husband is sent to the front. For a young, newly pregnant wife, the days are especially cold, the nights unexpectedly lonely. The discovery of a girl hiding in the barn changes everything—Hannah is fleeing the German police who are taking Jews like her to special camps. Ignoring the risk to her own life and that of her unborn child, Maria is compelled to help. But in these dark days, no one can be trusted, and soon Maria finds her courage tested in ways she never expected and herself facing truths about her own family that the quiet village has kept buried for years… From the international bestselling author of The Kommandant's Girl comes a searing historical companion novella to The Winter Guest

The Kommandant's Girl Collection

The Kommandant's Girl Collection
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-07-16
ISBN 10: 1488038929
ISBN 13: 9781488038921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kommandant's Girl Collection Book Review:

Don’t miss these three remarkable novels of sacrifice, survival and the unimaginable choices women had to make in a time of war, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale. THE AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER Paris, 1919. The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged naval officer who gives Margot a job—and also a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL In this groundbreaking debut novel, nineteen-year-old Emma Bau is forced to disappear underground when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland, leaving her imprisoned within the city’s decrepit Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out to live in Krakow, where she takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated when Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official, hires her to work as his assistant. At the urging of the resistance, she begins to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma takes increasing risks to help the resistance, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves. THE DIPLOMAT’S WIFE 1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul’s plane crashes. Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British diplomat, and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past.

A Hidden Affair

A Hidden Affair
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 1416590722
ISBN 13: 9781416590729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Hidden Affair Book Review:

A follow-up to Almost Home finds Jordan resigning from her State Department job to track down Jared, a search that leads her to a mysterious elusive woman on the French Riviera and across Europe, where she meets a handsome Israeli man with his own agenda. Reprint.

Almost Home

Almost Home
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 9781416597940
ISBN 13: 1416597948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Almost Home Book Review:

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Orphan's Tale 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 Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN 10: 0307786846
ISBN 13: 9780307786845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Power of One Book Review:

In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams. But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One. From the Hardcover edition.

Time No Longer

Time No Longer
Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1504039068
ISBN 13: 9781504039062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Time No Longer Book Review:

On the eve of World War II, twin brothers are divided by the murder of a German Jew, in this epic tale from New York Times–bestselling author Taylor Caldwell. Karl Erlich loves his country. But these are dangerous times for Germany, whose poor and downtrodden have been seduced by an Austrian sign painter named Adolf Hitler. Karl’s twin brother, Kurt, a distinguished scientist, has already pledged his allegiance to the Third Reich, a regime that Karl finds cruel and oppressive. But he soon has even more reason to fear: There is talk of the Nazis singling out the Jews for extermination. Karl and Kurt’s younger sister, Gerda, is engaged to Eric Rheinhardt, a German Jew. Before Gerda and Eric can escape to America, Eric is arrested by the Gestapo. Then the unthinkable happens, and in the wake of searing tragedy, Karl cuts all ties with his brother. A onetime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he is no longer able to write, eat, or sleep. His wife, Therese, fears for his sanity. She knows she must get her husband away from the madness that is now Germany. But can she rescue her husband, who is rapidly becoming like their beleaguered Rhineland—inconsolable, frightened, and thirsting for revenge? As she seeks answers, unknowingly thrusting herself into harm’s way, Therese will discover the powerful ties that bind German to Jew, and come to realize that the only one way to save Karl is to save Germany. Set in the years of the Nazis’ ascent to power, Time No Longer is at once a universal and intensely personal novel about the struggle against hate and fear that can elevate an ordinary man to extraordinary heights and the unassailable bond between two brothers.

The Officer's Lover

The Officer's Lover
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781847444189
ISBN 13: 1847444180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Officer's Lover Book Review:

The bestselling author of KOMMANDANT'S GIRL delivers a sexy, edge-of-the-seat thriller

If This Is A Woman

If This Is A Woman
Author: Sarah Helm
Publsiher: Little, Brown Book Group
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 074811243X
ISBN 13: 9780748112432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


If This Is A Woman Book Review:

Winner of the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2016 On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards. Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Nazi genocide. For decades the story of Ravensbrück was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and today is still little known. Using testimony unearthed since the end of the Cold War, and interviews with survivors who have never spoken before, Helm has ventured into the heart of the camp, demonstrating for the reader in riveting detail how easily and quickly the unthinkable horror evolved.

The Kommandant's Mistress

The Kommandant's Mistress
Author: Sherri Szeman
Publsiher: Arcade Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781559705424
ISBN 13: 1559705426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kommandant's Mistress Book Review:

A chilling look into the complex power struggle between a Nazi kommandant & the beautiful Jewish prisoner he forces to live as his mistress.

The Auschwitz Kommandant

The Auschwitz Kommandant
Author: Barbara U Cherish
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-12-26
ISBN 10: 0752462261
ISBN 13: 9780752462264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Auschwitz Kommandant Book Review:

Barbara Cherish’s upbringing in Nazi-occupied Poland was one of relative wealth and comfort. But her father’s senior position in the Nazi Party meant that she and her brothers and sisters lived on a knife edge. In 1943 he became commandant of perhaps the most infamous of all the concentration camps: Auschwitz. The author tells her father’s story with clarity and without judgement, detailing his relationship with his family and his unceasing love for his mistress, as well as the very separate life he led as a senior officer of the SS. Captured by the US Army at the end of the war, he was held at Dachau and Nuremberg before being extradited to Poland. He was tried in the ‘Auschwitz Trial’ at Krakow, found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and executed in January 1948. A unique insider’s view of the dark heart of the Third Reich, it is also a heartbreaking tale of a family torn apart that will open the eyes of even the most well-read historian.

My Enemy's Cradle

My Enemy's Cradle
Author: Sara Young
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2008-10-06
ISBN 10: 0547892535
ISBN 13: 9780547892535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Enemy's Cradle Book Review:

Cyrla's neighbors have begun to whisper. Her cousin, Anneke, is pregnant and has passed the rigorous exams for admission to the Lebensborn, a maternity home for girls carrying German babies. But Anneke's soldier has disappeared, and Lebensborn babies are only ever released to their father's custody-- or taken away.A note is left under the mat. Someone knows that Cyrla, sent from Poland years before for safekeeping with her Dutch relatives, is Jewish. The Nazis are imposing more and more restrictions; she won't be safe there for long.And then in the space of an afternoon, life falls apart. Cyrla must choose between certain discovery in her cousin's home and taking Anneke's place in the Lebensborn--Cyrla and Anneke are nearly identical. If she takes refuge in the enemy's lair, can Cyrla fool the doctors, nurses, guards, and other mothers-to-be? Can she escape before they discover she is not who she claims?Mining a lost piece of history, Sara Young takes us deep into the lives of women living in the worst of times. Part love story and part elegy for the terrible choices we must often make to survive, MY ENEMY'S CRADLE keens for what we lose in war and sings for the hope we sometimes find.

Death Dealer

Death Dealer
Author: Rudolf Hoss
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1616140089
ISBN 13: 9781616140083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Death Dealer Book Review:

By his own admission, SS Kommandant Rudolf Höss was history's greatest mass murderer, having personally supervised the extermination of approximately two million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Death Dealer is the first complete translation of Höss's memoirs into English. These bone-chilling memoirs were written between October 1946 and April 1947. At the suggestion of Professor Sanislaw Batawia, a psychologist, and Professor Jan Shen, the prosecuting attorney for the Polish War Crimes Commission in Warsaw, Höss wrote a lengthy and detailed description of how the camp developed, his impressions of the various personalities with whom he dealt, and even the extermination of millions in the gas chambers. This written testimony is perhaps the most important document attesting to the Holocaust, because it is the only candid, detailed, and (for the most part) honest description of the Final Solution from a high-ranking SS officer intimately involved in carrying out the plans of Hitler and Himmler. With the cold objectivity of a common hit-man, Höss chronicles the discovery of the most effective poison gas, and the technical obstacles that often thwarted his aim to kill as efficiently as possible. Staring at the horror without reacting, Höss allowed conditions at Auschwitz to reduce human beings to walking skeletons - then he labelled them as subhumans fit only to die. Readers will witness Höss's shallow rationalizations as he tries to balance his deeds with his increasingly disturbed, yet always ineffectual, conscience.