The Diplomat's Wife

  • Title: The Diplomat's Wife
  • Author: Pam Jenoff
  • ISBN: 9781426816123
  • Page: 375
  • Format: ebook
  • ↠ The Diplomat's Wife Ä Pam Jenoff - The Diplomat's Wife, The Diplomat s Wife 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 Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp Marta Nederman is lucky to have
    ↠ The Diplomat's Wife Ä Pam Jenoff - The Diplomat's Wife, The Diplomat s Wife 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 Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp Marta Nederman is lucky to have

    • ↠ The Diplomat's Wife Ä Pam Jenoff
      375Pam Jenoff
    The Diplomat's Wife

    About Pam Jenoff


    1. Pam is the author of several novels, including her most recent The Orphan s Tale, an instant New York Times bestseller Pam was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C and Cambridge University in England Upon receiving her master s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army The position provided a unique opportunity to witness and participate in operations at the most senior levels of government, including helping the families of the Pan Am Flight 103 victims secure their memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, observing recovery efforts at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing and attending ceremonies to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of World War II at sites such as Bastogne and Corregidor.Following her work at the Pentagon, Jenoff moved to the State Department In 1996 she was assigned to the U.S Consulate in Krakow, Poland It was during this period that Pam developed her expertise in Polish Jewish relations and the Holocaust Working on matters such as preservation of Auschwitz and the restitution of Jewish property in Poland, Jenoff developed close relations with the surviving Jewish community.Having left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school at the University of Pennsylvania, Jenoff is now employed as an attorney in Philadelphia.Pam is the author of The Kommandant s Girl, which was an international bestseller and nominated for a Quill award, as well as The Diplomat s Wife and Almost Home.


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    1. So this book is the follow up to The Kommandant s Girl but I didn t realize this until I started reading it It takes one of the supportive characters from the first book and then tells her story as the war ends Loved it Lately I have really been intrigued with this period of time in history Again, just like the first book, I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it, but I will say there are events that are a little too far fetched Even so I would highly recommend this book Love [...]

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    2. I read this one because the title caught my eye, and was seriously disappointed The beginning of the story tracing Marta s ordeal with the Gestapo and her subsequent time in a refugee hospital was by far the best part of the story, but once Paul s plane crashed, both the story and the book headed downhill Thought it opened strongly, the book never really took off for me neither of the two big shockers were at all surprising to me because they were so telegraphed ahead of time though knowing they [...]

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    3. Y z k harika, diye yan tlad m Yaln zca her ey o kadar s radan ki Muhte em, kusursuz bir s radanl kta Aksine ben, diye yan tlad sa m geriye at p aln ma bir p c k kondurarak, bir g n m z n bile s radan ge ece inden hpeliyim 4,5 5 Herhangi bir beklentim olmad halde beni b y k bir be eniyle kar layan kitaplara bay l yorum ve kendisi de onlardan biri oldu kilemeden olu an serinin ilk kitab olan Kumandan n A n okumam t m ve bu y zden ikinci kitab tek okursam kurguda her eyi anlamam konusunda bir eyler [...]

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    4. This book is getting a perfect seven star rating from me What a wonderful way to finish up my 2013 reading challenge The author Pam Jenoff had me hooked when after reading only the first chapter, just the first few pages and I was immediately connected to our main character Marta and brushing tears from my eyes I would say this is the absolute success of this book The lightning fast bonding to each character as they were introduced you longed to know what would happen next to these people to who [...]

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    5. The author looks like she s twelve and she writes like it tooe premise is interesting but it is soooo predictable They meet, they part, they meet perchance again, they get caught in the rain, they take shelter in the garden shed, they kiss, they share a blanket and shiver, they have sex, they part, you get the picture I know some loved it but I found it really poorly written.

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    6. My friend, Henry and I chose this book strictly because we loved the cover Henry discovered that it is the colorized version of a New York Penn Station photograph taken for Life Magazine during WW2 One of the strengths of this book is how it moves from one genre to another.This book began as historical fiction with a disturbing scene from a women s camp prison Admittedly I was ready to abandon it because I d just finished LILAC GIRLS which dealt with the same subject matter.Within a few pages, t [...]

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    7. The Diplomat s Wife is a sequel to The Kommandant s Girl, but the novel follows the life of Marta, a supporting character in the life of Emma But unlike The Kommandant s Girl, I had a hard time getting into the story or, even, caring about Marta.I think my lack of sympathy for Marta stems from the fact that The Kommandant s Girl presents her as an unlikeable person She falls for Emma s husband, although she had no idea Jacob was married, and still cannot let go of him in The Diplomat s Wife, des [...]

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    8. Serinin ikinci kitabiBu kitabi da cok severek okudumHatta epeyce de heyecanliydiBirinci kitaptan tanidigimiz Marta nin hikayesi idi Onceki seruvende Emma nin hayatini kurtararak Nazilerin eline dusup Gordugu iskencelerden olmeyi dileyecek kadar aci cekiyordu.Ol ek uzere iken bir Amerikali asker hayatini kurtarirO asker hayatinin a k olacaktir.Ancak yasanacak cok macera vardirAsk, macera , casusluk , temalarinda guzel ve farkli bir romanYazarin kalemini sevdimDevam edecegim.

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    9. Another WWII book, that was amazing I truly wish this book is made into a movie It was very well written, and it got your attention right at the beginning The last 100 pages had my up until 2am, biting my nails while finishing it Although, I did predict a key part of it, there were still some twists and turns, that I was totally not expecting A great read

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    10. I have no recollection of how this book ended up on my Nook Presumably it was a free or heavily discounted promo Regardless, I read it in its entirety I found it to be towards the international thriller end of the bodice ripper to international thriller axis It was an easy read, and quite enjoyable It was the sort of book one would buy at the airport and read on the plane, or find on the coffee table of the house when one is cat sitting.At the end, I came to realize that there had been at least [...]

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    11. I liked this book.It was exciting most of the time It had a nice pace most of the time It held my attention, except on those few occasions when a word or a smell or a rock would send my mind drifting back through time, and I would recall the time I hid in a cave with Peeta But I knew I mustn t think of him, and I would throw myself back into the book at hand.I loved the setting, both historically and geographically I liked hearing the stories from Marta s time working with the resistance, and of [...]

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    12. This is another book I picked up because of the cover Also it s set in post WW2 Europe, a subject I ve immersed myself in This plot has holes, completely implausible twists, and bad comic book esque dialogue than some fan fiction I ve read Sample of actual dialogue Thank you, she said No, thank you Another nitpick despite the characters coming from different parts of the globe Poland, England, US, etc they all talk the same Characters are supposed to have different voices A refugee from Poland [...]

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    13. Such a great story The characters were likable The story sucked me right in A little bit love story, a little bit spy mission I got a sneaking sense, fairly early on, about a key factor in the story, which proved correct, but there were at least two twists I never saw coming This book was easy to read, difficult to put down, sad to see end, and successfully immersed me so well in the story, I would find myself trying to read faster and faster during some the intense scenes.

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    14. Ok I had to put this down at about page 100 Not sure why I read that far I liked the general plot but the unimaginative cheesy writing outweighs it The point at which I quit was when the hero had just been intimate for the first time with his newly betrothed and he exclaims, Wow Yup, that s about how the dialogue goes generally.

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    15. A few too many coincidences, and a little predictable Though I did like the way the author bridged between the two novels.

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    16. Excellent sequel to The Kommandant s Girl historical fiction.

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    17. Kumandan n a kitab n n bir ba ka penceresi diplomat n kar s Tam bir devam kitab de il Soluk solu a okuyaca n z bir ser ven tavsiye ederim

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    18. Terrible, totally unrealistic

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    19. Kumandan n a kitab n da okudum ayn yazar n Bunu da hen z bitirdim ok ba ar l de il bence fazla tesad flerle dolu.

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    20. I m going to try and do justice to what a massive disappointment this book was, but it may be difficult I read this novel s predecessor The Kommandant s Girl last week and finished it in 1 day I struggled to finish this over a 3 day period not because it was longer, but because I just didn t want to finish it for any other reason than I hate to get halfway through a book and give up Ergo, I pressed forward.SPOILERS Marta was a well developed character from the first novel and this one takes over [...]

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    21. Very Enjoyable Post WWIIThe Diplomat s Wife started off at a run, slowed a bit during the middle, and ended with a bang There were small nitpicky bits that bugged me, like the fact Marta and Paul only knew each other a couple days, so the love was a bit far fetched On the other hand, this is the end of WWII, a very heady time war time romances were commonThe Diplomat s Wife had several twists and turns, some believable than others Having said that, being an American in 2017 has taught me that t [...]

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    22. Marta Nederman, a Nazi resistance fighter from Krakow, Poland, has survived being captured and tortured by the Nazis, been rescued by some American soldiers and is recovering at a refugee camp in Austria Her family and friends, as far as she knows are all casualties of the war and she needs to restart her life again.She develops a friendship with Rose, another concentration camp survivor, and Dava, her nurse, at the refugee camp She spends most of her days with Rose, who is struggling to recover [...]

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    23. I definitely did not enjoy this as much as Kommandant s Girl but it was still a compelling and exciting read I was gripped right from the very start, but unfortunately this didn t last all the way through the book Quite a few factors spoiled my reading Marta did not have such a strong personality as Emma, and didn t seem as fleshed out as her With Emma, I felt like I really got inside her head, but this was not the case with Marta A lot of Marta s story relied upon coincidences, and there truly [...]

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    24. In general, Pam Jenoff is not that great of a writer This is the second book I ve read of hers, and I will not read any of her writing The only good thing I can say about this novel is that it is mildly entertaining but only mildly.For one thing, her story is very stale and predictable She spends no time building up events, but rather jumps from one scene to the next No build of emotions, mystery, suspense To make it even worse, her characters are incredibly bland She describes their personalit [...]

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    25. This is my first book by Pam Jenoff and it won t be my last I decided to read the Diplomat s Wife because I had seen a notice at my local library that she was going to be there for a signing or question and answering I didn t make it to the engagement but I am very glad that I decided to pick up her book.The Diplomat s Wife is a novel with everything Mystery, suspense, thrills and chills, and romance The story is set in the year 1945 Marta has survived a Nazi prison camp and is rescued by an Ame [...]

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    26. This is a book that I should not have loved The obvious foreshadowing and rapid speed coincidences during the first half of the book should have turned me off The fact that they glossed over building trusting relationships, especially after suffering through WWII, should have made me close this book But nope, I dove into the novel and loved it Why I think it is because it s the perfect fiction novel for me a combination of historical romance, action, spy thriller mystery Though the author made i [...]

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    27. A sequel to The Kommandant s Girl which follows Marta, a friend of Emma s, a Resistance fighter who is imprisoned by the Gestapo and soon rescued by an American soldier, Paul Marta is soon put in an Austrian refugee camp so that she can recover from her injuries and she soon meets up with the dashing American soldier that rescued her Paul and Marta agree to meet in England and then sail to America However, Paul never arrives and Marta s life takes a different path than what is planned Years late [...]

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    28. While I preferred this to Pam Jenoff s other book, The Kommandant s Girl, the ending was again infuriating Jenoff clearly cannot bring herself to end a book without some type of far fetched twist It s as though she s not writing for the pleasure of the readers, but as though she s fervently hoping the book will be converted into a Hollywood movie and she feels compelled to insert enough DRAMA for it to be considered Myself, I prefer a well written plot and compelling characters.Although it seems [...]

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    29. I really enjoyed Jenoff s first book, the Kommandant s Girl, so I was looking forward to the sequel It started out great The heroine s second meeting with the American soldier who rescued her from the concentration camp was so romantic, as well as her next encounter with him in Paris Paris is always a good idea I also admired how the author detailed the heroine s hardships in Paris when she found herself alone there, friendless.The second half of the book didn t really work for me It just didn t [...]

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    30. I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel Although initally a little aprehensive about whether or not it would be as brilliant as The Kommandants Girl, this novel kept me page turning for hours at a time As ever, Jenoff s character observation is to be commended They are believable, and completely unapologetically intense I loved the female lead, despite her flaws, and found the journey she takes to be heart stoppingly sensational A must read for those who enjoyed its predessesor.

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