2019 has been an amazing year for historical fiction, but it’s not over yet! This week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read might have first published back in 2013, but it’s brand new 2019 cover and incredible story meant we just couldn’t overlook its featured read potential!
The Ambassador’s Daughter is the first novel by historical fiction master Pam Jenoff, author of The Lost Girls of Paris and the New York Times bestseller The Orphan’s Tale. Yes, that’s right – this is Pam Jenoff‘s first ever book published, now back with a stunning new package! A stunning tale of a young woman in Paris, just after World War I, if you’re a fan of historical fiction and Pam Jenoff you don’t want to miss this incredible story!
Paris, 1919. The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Lights harbours 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 as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiance she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all.
Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free, 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.
Set against the backdrop of one of the most significant events of the century, a delicate web of lies obscures the line between the casualties of war and of the heart, making trust a luxury that no one can afford.
Beautifully written and completely engrossing, The Ambassador’s Daughter is an unforgettable story that picks up where so many historical fiction novels leave us, making this the perfect read for your TBR!
Follow us on Twitter @SavvyReader.