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Pam Jenoff Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Kommandant's Girl (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diplomat's Wife (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Home aka The Officer's Lover (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hidden Affair (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Things We Cherished (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ambassador's Daughter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Guest (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Embrace (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Orphan's Tale (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Girls of Paris (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Other Girl (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Bestselling author Pam Jenoff was born in the state of Maryland; grew up in Evesham Township in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and went to Cherokee High School. She then went to George Washington University, as well as Cambridge, where she got her master’s in the subject of history. She also got a Juris Doctorate at University of Pennsylvania Law School; after she graduated, she worked as an attorney in Philadelphia. She teaches different courses in the law program at Rutgers School of Law-Camden.

After she got her master’s, she got an appointment as the Secretary of the Army’s Special Assistant. After she was done working in the Pentagon, she moved on to a job in the State Department.

In the year 1996, she was sent to the U. S. Consulate, located in Krakow, Poland. Here, she honed her knowledge of Polish-Jewish relations, as well as the Holocaust; she also got closer with the survivors in the Jewish community by working to preserve Auschwitz as well as getting the Jewish back their property in Poland.

“The Kommandant’s Girl”, Pam’s debut novel which was released in the year 2007, is a Quill nominated novel and an international bestseller.

“The Kommandant’s Girl” is the first novel in “The Kommandant’s Girl” series and was released in the year 2007. Emma Bau is nineteen and has been married for less than a month as Nazi tanks come into Poland, her homeland. After only a few days, Jacob (Emma’s husband) has to go underground, and she is left imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto that is crumbling. During the night, the resistance is able to smuggle Emma out. She is transported to Krysia (Jacob’s aunt in Krakow, who is Catholic), and takes on the identity of Anna Lipowski, who is a gentile woman.

Her uncertain situation is made more complex when she gets introduced to Kommandant Richwalder (a man that is a high ranking Nazi official) and she is hired to be his assistant. The resistance urges her to access details concerning the Nazi occupation of Poland, using her position as Richwalder’s assistant.

To do so, means that she will have to go back on her marriage vows and compromise her own safety. This so she can aid in Jacob’s cause. As the nasty war rages on, so does her relationship with Richwalder. It all builds up to a climax where she will have to risk her own double life that she is living, but the lives of her loved ones.

Here is a great romance novel that has a historical backdrop for its setting. Fans found this to be a must read, brilliant novel that can easily be read in a single sitting. The interesting plot kept readers hooked on the story and made it hard for them to stop reading the story. This is a unique story (especially compared to other World War II novels), full of love and loyalty during an extreme time in Krakow, Poland.

“The Diplomat’s Wife” is the second novel in “The Kommandant’s Girl” series and was released in the year 2008. The main character in this book was a supporting character in “The Kommandant’s Girl”. Marta Nederman wonders why she can be so lucky to still live, when many have not been so fortunate. Especially when she should have perished.

The year is 1945, and Marta was lucky to have survived the Nazi prison camp and all of the brutality. She meets Paul, who is an American soldier, while she is recovering from all that happened to her. He gives her hope to have a future, one that has more happiness in it. The plans they made to meet up in London are crushed when his plane crashes.

Marta is devastated and is pregnant; she marries a man named Simon, who is a British diplomat and is a caring man. She sees the joys that come with having a family and a home. Any chance of a happy life is put in jeopardy as she learns about a Communist spy working in British intelligence. The only person that is able to expose the spy is linked to her own past.

This story has a female main character that gets knocked down quite a bit and suffers more than must be humanly possible, and then is able to become a strong and successful woman by the end of the story. Fans of the novel enjoyed this wonderful story, and were forced to read into the morning hours because of how great the book was. The ending breaks some readers hearts.

“The Ambassador’s Daughter” is the third novel in “The Kommandant’s Girl” series and was released in the year 2013. This novel is set before the events of “The Kommandant’s Girl”. Margot Rosenthal was taken to the peace conference by her German diplomat father. At first, she is resentful of being stuck in the French capital that is congested, and looked at as the enemy. She considers going back to Berlin and Stefan (who is the wounded man she was going to marry and does not really know all that well these days), she finds that Paris is not as bad as she thought it was.

She is bored and is torn between her wanting to be free and her duty, she puts together some alliances: one with Georg and Krysia. Krysia who is a talented musician with a secret to keep and she has acquainted herself with some radical people. Georg is a handsome and damaged naval officer that employs Margot; he also makes her question all that she believed to be true when she considered where her loyalties should be.

This novel focuses more on emotions more than the political changes that took place after the First World War. This is a tense, bittersweet, and romantic novel; a great example of why some enjoy reading historical fiction, mainly those that take place around the time of World Wars. Fans of the novel found this to be a realistic story, especially the part where Margot has a hard time accepting what has happened to her fiance after his experiences in the war. These are stories that you will want to clear your schedule to read, as you will not have much time for anything else.

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