The Kommandant's Girl (Center Point Premier Romance (Large Print)) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Aug 2007
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poignant and intense story of loyalty, duty and betrayal --Good Book Guide
an insightful portrait of people forced into an untenable situation. --Booklist
I have not been so moved by a book in quite some time as I was by Kommandant's Girl --Historical Romance Writers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The protagonist is, however, difficult to believe in as at times difficult decisions and actions of considerable weight are reduced to simplicity. Furthermore, her emotional responses to the situation she is in are badly expressed and the author's style is extremely repetitive - count, for example, the number of times the phrase "My stomach twists" is used and it becomes clear that the author does not have the command of a particularly wide vocabulary.
While I agree with other reviewers that the story is interesting at could be at times, emotional, I do not feel the writing does justice to the subject matter as it is difficult to sympathise with such a wooden character.
The two stars I have given are for the ideas alone, not their communication.
I really liked The Kommandant's Girl. I liked Emma, she started off a bit naive, but love made her strong, and made her take risks. A heroine in the end anyway.
There was even a little bit of me that liked the Kommandant. Not the Jew killing bit (obviously) but the bit where he was genuinely caring towards Emma.
It was dramatic, and emotional, really kept me turning the pages (or pressing the buttons I suppose as I read it on kindle).
There was an interesting angle also done by writing the emotions and feelings of the Nazi Kommandant of the title. He knew of what was going on in the ghettos and the camps of course but it was the emotional side to him, the interaction with Emma on one hand and his officers on the other which really got to me. There's also a story to find out about him and it is also poignant.
The angle of the Polish people and the resistance in Poland was unique and nicely done. I felt involved with the anguish and fear of what happened to each and every one of them. The end was 'neat' but I didn't mind as I'd been through quite an experience getting the
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A good story and very plausible. Read it so quickly couldn't put it down. Have lent my kindle to a friend so she can enjoy it too.Published 1 month ago by josie goldsmith
I enjoyed this book immensely.
I felt that the main characters were good people and the author encouraged me to like them all with their history, integrity and bravery. Read more
A lovely read, i have visited Krakow several times and i have to say this book was well researched also i feel there may be some truth in the storyline. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another excellent storyline set during the second world war from a jewish point of view.Published 4 months ago by Liz Stacey
Having just visited Krakow I was looking forward to this book. What a disappointment! I found the writing (all in the present tense) very naive and poor. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MK
A strong beginning and middle dealing with difficult decisions and strong emotions in a war time setting, but a somewhat watery ending with events and characters feeling... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer