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The Diplomat

The Diplomat's Wife
Jenoff, Pam
Harlequin Books
Publish date: 2008-05-01
$13.95
778325121
Paperback

Synopsis:

1945Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her lifeRecovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier futureBut their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul's plane crashesDevastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British Diplomat and glimpses the joy that home and family can bringBut her happiness is threatened when she learns of a communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the tra

Review:

I must admit I was bit apprehensive to even open Jenoff's follow-up to The Kommandant's GirlI wondered if it were even possible for her to create as fabulous and heart wrenching story as she did with her first work of historical fictionEven the title suggested a bit of shirt tailing to meWell, I am pleased to be able to assure you that The Diplomat's Wife is every bit as satisfying and informative regarding the refugee situation in the aftermath of WWIIThe story picks up in 1945 literally weeks before Japan surrendersAmerican soldiers are tirelessly liberating survivors left in prisons and death camps across Germany and other eastern European countriesMarta Nederman, a captured member of the Jewish resistance movement operating out of the Warsaw ghetto, was one such survivorBarelyFound nearly starved and half beaten, Marta is saved by Paul, an American soldierThis is her storyFacing multiple setbacks and major disappointments, Marta is able to lose herself in her 'work'Once again she tries to prevent Poland from falling into the hands of fascistsThis time it's the RussiansFull of tragedy and hope, sacrifice and heartbreak; you will witness what lengths any of us might go to out of desperation and loveThe Diplomat's Wife is a totally worthwhile readSerious and informative, yet romantic enough to qualify as summer reading at its best.

   
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