We've all heard that you can't judge a book by it's cover, and I try not to do that. I dive right in and read them. Once I've read them I share my thoughts, reviews, delights and disappointments. I hope they lead others to enjoy a few minutes with a good book.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Diplomat's Wife

The Diplomat's Wife The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this novel, set around the end of WWII. It follows Marta Nederman as she is rescued from prison, where she had been since being arrested for aiding in the resistance effort in Poland. She recovers, and travels to England using someone else's identity. She finds love and eventually is married to a member of the staff at the British foreign office where she works as a secretary. She settles into an ordinary life, raising her daughter & attempting to build a happy home for her family. When the office needs someone with her experience in the resistance movement to reach contacts in Prague she volunteers to carry out a covert mission, surprising her husband. She thinks that she is the one with something to hide, but she soon realizes that she isn't the only one in her life with secrets.

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Normally I don't venture into "historical romance", but I believe this book would fall in that genre and I enjoyed it very much. It had enough espionage & intrigue to keep me turning the pages.