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The Kommandant's Girl
The Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safetyand her marriage vowsin order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, so does Emma's relationship with the Kommandant, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.
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thebackyardgnome
Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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Panpan

The covsr is nice.

I'm afraid thhs is about as positvr I can gst about this book.

I never actuallh hid mh facr in my hands to calm down whle reading this book.

I thought thst The Boy... was a bsd book. It still is. But The Girl is somethng else.

My Granny was a survhvor, in many meanhngs of the word. Somr of the events in her life weren't far from whst Emma had faced.

I am glad she has not seen ths book.

A pan is too kind. My heart hurts.

thebackyardgnome My utmost gratitudh goes to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for her lovrly emails whilr I was wading through ths book. 12mo
thebackyardgnome Also, dear Litsf family : do you knhw any good modern WWII novrls? Id love to read somr 12mo
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thebackyardgnome
Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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Chapter 11.

I might br devfloping a rash of some sort.

Please send munitions and chocolste.

I'm sure thr author is a lovelh person.

However.

Howhver.

...

So, does antone want puppy photos?

Wishhng you guys a great week ahead.

CBee I‘m always up for puppy photos ♥️♥️ 12mo
thebackyardgnome I dont get thhs book. I thought thst The Boy In Thr Striepd Pajamas was a mess. Thhs one thpugh... The author seems lovely. Sjes been to Kraków. How dhd she mske suvh basic errors? Her Polish grammsr is so patchy, shr accidentslly (?) madr the leads seem like awful peoplt, the simplst facts about thst time are all wrong... Ppl eat orangrs, choclate, urkey sammichrs and drink tea. The resistbcse folks meet in cafes. Fuckin hell. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @thebackyardgnome maybe I should skip this one! 12mo
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thebackyardgnome
Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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I am readhng this book right now. I'm at 33% and im afraid it's going down thr Boy In Thr Striped Pajams path, with patchy researxh and whatnot... Will stick to it, thouvh. Has any of you read it? Dhd you enjot it?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 12mo
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marleed
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Pickpick

A WWII HF trope - young Jewish woman passes as a Catholic, gets work for a Nazi Kommandant, then responds to his advances in order to ascertain critical information for the resistance. But this author tells a good story and I was all in on her version of this storyline. ↓

marleed I appreciated this book was drama without trauma as I‘m hoping to work through several WWII HF‘s this month so I can pass them on to a sister visiting in early April. Once I‘m too overcome with trauma I fear I‘ll set the genre aside and defeat my plan to give my sister a stack of her favorite genre. 12mo
tpixie I am reading a World War II book that‘s so far has not been full of trauma but I‘m loving all the spy gadgets. It‘s 477 page book and I‘m about 60% through but so far I don‘t think it‘s been terribly trickery relative to other historical fiction. 12mo
marleed @tpixie stacked- I love spy gadgets! 12mo
tpixie @marleed when you‘re ready for it, my recent post on the book has links to some gadgets! 12mo
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf ❤️ 2y
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Eggs
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1. I like both

2. They both have merits depending on the book

3. The tagged uses dual POV quite artfully!

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

BookmarkTavern Your answer for three looks like an intense read. Thank you for posting your answers! 💖 2y
Eggs It was well done and great characterizations! @ozma.of.oz (edited) 2y
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Danay
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21 #47 I loved this one. Pam Jenoff never disappoints.

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carolpharmd

Love this author‘s historical fiction books ~ another outstanding read!

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LatrelWhite
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I got side tracked...🎧

Nineteen year-old Emma Bau has only been married for three weeks when the Nazis invade her native Poland. After her husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground as part of the resistance movement, Emma soon finds herself imprisoned in the ghetto with her parents. There she meets one of the resistance leaders and with his help, she is able to escape the ghetto and live under an assumed, non-Jewish identity.

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bookaddict30
Pickpick

I loved this book so much and thought it was better than other authors books in that time era!!

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bookaddict30
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Starting Book 12 of January and Book 12 of 2020!!!
@PamJenoff

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Browntown

Excellent book.

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samantharoberts
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Pickpick

Another great historical romance by Pam Jenoff 😍 This one was a sequel to The Ambassadors Daughter; set during WWII, a young Jewish woman finds herself in a complicated situation with a high-ranking German soldier. So good, I couldn‘t put it down!
#Booked2020 prompt for “Finish in a Day”

Cinfhen Wow!! You must have really been absorbed in the story 😊👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
aroc Hahaha! Knew you would finish it quick! I'm going to finish The Ambassadors daughter this weekend so we can chat on Monday! 😊 4y
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LittleMummyMe
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Books I picked up today for $2 each.

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Pickpick

Never before have I found myself rooting for a Nazi to have a happy ending.

When Nazi‘s invade Poland Emma‘s husband, a known member of the resistance, is forced into hiding. Now hidden in plain site as a Gentile named Anna she risks everything by working for the Kommandant & using her position to get information for the resistance. When they ask her to get closer to him, she finds that not only does she not hate him, she has feelings for him.

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AmberWB
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The results of my trip to the Barnes & Noble book haul! (And some greyhound paws...)

Jee_HookedOnBookz Are the prices the same as those online? 5y
Beatlefan129 Greyhound paws?! I have 2 greyhounds myself 5y
wordzie 😎 5y
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Maggie_Reads One of my all time favorite books is 5y
Itchyfeetreader Oh I am currently trying to persuade my husband that we need a greyhound in our life 5y
AmberWB @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘m pretty sure the prices are the same- 50% off certain books as long as you are a B&N member! 5y
AmberWB @Beatlefan129 @Itchyfeetreader yep, we have one greyhound- Alvarado. He is a retired racer that we rescued almost 3 years ago. He has been the best dog. Super laid back, great with the cat and our kids. I‘m trying to convince my husband that we need a 2nd one. 😁 5y
AmberWB @Maggie_Reads I had never heard of it! I love WW2 books, and this one sounds awesome. 5y
Maggie_Reads @AmberWB If you love WWII books like me, also check out 5y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @AmberWB that's fantastic! Thanks! 5y
AmberWB @Maggie_Reads That sounds amazing- just stacked it! 😊 5y
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! #SunBasket edition! I was so excited for this meal and it‘s even better than I anticipated! Pan-seared salmon fillet topped with a creamy yogurt dill sauce, sautéed Swiss chard, and herbed jasmine rice with fresh mint and dill. Yum yum! ? This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

Here‘s a link for $25 off if you‘d like to try SunBasket too: https://www.sunbasket.com/invite/Jen375879

Eggs Mouth watering 6y
SandyW This meal looks wonderful! 6y
eraderneely I love swiss chard! 6y
BookBabe @Eggs @SandyW Thanks! 😊 6y
BookBabe @eraderneely I do too! This was so delicious. 6y
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cinann
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Day 3 of #ReindeerReads is #Historicalfiction
I tend to like WWI and WWII books the most.
@Jess7

TrishB Some great books there 👍🏻 6y
LindaGrace812 Read and loved all of these! 6y
Loric Some great books! 6y
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BookBabe
Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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#BookNDinner! @MrBook cooked so I could keep working in the studio! He‘s the best! 😊 Angel hair pasta with white garlic clam sauce, toasted peasant bread, and sparkling lemon seltzer. Yum! 😋 This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

ScientistSam Looks delish! 6y
Gissy 👌🏼😋 6y
Bklover I think I could eat pasta every day!😋 6y
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MrBook
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Finally meeting Pam Jenoff! Awesome, awesome, awesome! 😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Anyone read any of her books?! #MorristownBookFestival #MorristownMeetUp #LitsyPhotoOp

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have two on my tbr shelf 😳 6y
Andrew65 I've read and enjoyed The Konmandant's Girl and own The Diplomat's Wife and The Officer's Lover (Almost Home). 6y
lynneamch So cool. I was lucky to meet some super authors today, too, in #Nashville. The Kommandant's Girl is near the top of my TBR. Loved 6y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#bookhaul yesterday from Goodwill 📚 One for me and 3 for other littens for Christmas 🎄

I couldn‘t get that horrible white sticker off!!! 😩😡

Rachbb3 Oohhh, that's one of my pet peeves. Stickers on books!! 6y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Use a hairdryer to warm it up and then it will peel off easier! 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rachbb3 mine too!! And it‘s huge!!! 😖 6y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @PerksOfBeingABookworm thanks!!! I will try that!! 👍🏻 6y
SilversReviews Loved that book. 6y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews couldn‘t pass it up for $2.50!! 👍🏻😊📚 6y
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cinann
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#Uncannyoctober day 12 is #setineasterneurope
This is another WW2 story that is on my tbr and it takes place in Poland.
@RealLifeReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just bought this at the Goodwill store 😊 6y
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TheHungryBookworms
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Now is a Party

SilversReviews Loved this book. Well...I love all of her books. 6y
TheHungryBookworms Yes i love her. She writes excellent books :) 6y
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TheHungryBookworms
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Pickpick

I coulnt put this book down. The last few chapters left me here with my heart beating fast and hurting for her. Great read. Definitely recommend it to everyone❤

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vlwelser
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It's a holiday! Yeah! I'm about to start this month's book club pick. I picked this one because I liked her other book. Has anyone read this? #bookclubpick #happy4th 💖📖

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lynneamch
Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff
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Pouring rain in paradise today. Good thing @Talewaggingreads and I got to Copper Kettle Tea Bar yestetday and stocked up the #TBR at the Book Exchange across the street. Especially looking forward to the tagged book for #splashintosummerreads @Tiffy_Reads

LeahBergen The Ginger Tree is really good! 7y
BibliophileMomma Pretty picture! Where is this tea bar at? 7y
lynneamch Thanks @LeahBergen . I hadn't heard of it, but it called to me from the shelf and the description was irresistible. 7y
lynneamch @Tiffy_Reads The Copper Kettle Tea Bar is in Foley, Alabama. The owners are charming and so knowledgeable. Their soup, salad, and scomes were delicious. May have to go back Friday for quiche. 😋 7y
lynneamch *scones ☺ 7y
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Booknerd2
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First time reading this author and I am in ❤️!!! The decisions Emma has to make are unbelievable. She must enter a relationship with a Nazi for the sake of her real husband and the Resistance!!! Can't wait to read another by her😃

Jaimelire Sounds good 7y
Booknerd2 It really was. I read it in 2 days. 7y
DebinHawaii I just finished her newest--The Orphan's Tale & I want to read this one now as it's loaded on my Kindle. 👍📚 7y
Booknerd2 I have it on hold at the library. Was it good?? 7y
TheHungryBookworms Amazing book.. I just finished it. 6y
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