Friday, August 17, 2012

The Diplomat's Wife, by Pam Jenoff


The Diplomat’s Wife
Author: Pam Jenoff
Published By: Mira Books
Date Published: May 1, 2008
Genre: Historical Fiction,  WWII, Spy & Espionage
Pages: 360
Recommended Age: Adult
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: A/5

I borrowed this book from the library

Marta Nederman has survived a Nazi concentration camp.  After recovering from the experience she meets Paul, an American soldier and they fall in love. They planned to marry, but their plans are thrown away when Paul’s plane crashes and he doesn’t meet her in London

Being pregnant and believing Paul is dead; Marta marries Simon, a British diplomat. When she learns there is a Communist spy in British intelligence she volunteers for the mission to find out who the spy is.

My Thoughts:
After reading The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff, I was compelled to look up Pam Jenoff on the internet.  When I found out that Jenoof had written other books and one, The Diplomat’s Wife was the follow-up to The Kommandant’s Girl I had to read it. The heroine of The Diplomat’s Wife may not be the same as the one in The Kommandant’s Girl, but it cleared up a lot of loose ends from The Kommandant’s Girl, and the reader is able to find out what happened to Emma.

 I gave this book five stars and a grade of A, because I really enjoyed this book.  It pulled me right in, and it read like an action movie.  Marta is a girl you can root for, as well as, feel sorry for.  She lived a rough life and is trying to make the world a better place for her daughter.  If you have already read The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff, I recommend reading The Diplomat’s Wife. Even if you haven’t read The Kommandant’s Girl you can still read The Diplomat’s Wife.  It’s one of those books that can be read on its own.  It’s a fantastic book.

Language: Any swear words, derogatory terms, questionable language
Adult Content: Sexual Content, Drugs/alcohol use, Adult Subject Matter, Heavy topics
Violence: Any violent scenes or acts and their intensity

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