Happy Monday, Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but it has been crazy busy lately, and with the holidays less than a month away, things are about to get a whole lot more hectic. If you need a great book to curl up with to help de-stress, look no further than this week’s My Book Pledge Featured Read!
This week, we’re throwing it back to The Diplomat’s Wife, an early work from Pam Jenoff, the bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Ambassador’s Daughter. In the unforgettable novel The Diplomat’s Wife, one woman faces danger, intrigue, and love in the aftermath of World War II. Intrigued? Of course you are. Here’s what you need to know!
The year is 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 for 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 is a story of survival, love and heroism, and a great testament to the strength of women. Filled with the very same storytelling traits and remarkably real characters that made The Lost Girls of Paris a smash hit, The Diplomat’s Wife is the very best in historical fiction. If you missed this book when it was first released, you’ll definitely want to pick it up!