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The Kommandant's Girl (Center Point Premier Romance (Large Print)) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Aug 2007

4.2 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print; Lrg edition (Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160285016X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602850163
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 16.1 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,024,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wonderfully compelling… The story grips from the very first page, and the atmosphere of the circus is entrancing – you feel all the terror and thrill of the flying trapeze.’ – Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier’s Wife

‘Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…I read this novel in a headlong rush.’ – Christina Barker Kline, #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train

‘A thrilling, yet heart-breaking story of life and love, heroism and sacrifice in wartime Europe’ – My Weekly

‘This is a book not to be missed’ – Melanie Benjamin, bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife

‘Jenoff has written a tribute to the human spirit that soars in the midst of epic despair…’–NPR

‘Jenoff’s prose is evocative and compelling’–The Globe and Mail

“An emotional tale of survival and courage during a difficult time in Europe.” – Suzy Approved Book Reviews

“Jenoff keeps readers on their toes with the numerous twists and turns… as well as the emotional peaks and valleys that had me reaching for tissues more than once.” – Romance Dish

“THE ORPHAN’S TALE takes us on a heartbreaking, hopeful, touching and emotional journey; one that is not to be missed.” – Jennifer Blankfein

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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.

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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.
There wasn't a great deal of historical fact which is a shame, but a good book nonetheless.
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Interesting theme about a Polish Jew who becomes attracted to the German Kommandant in Krakow during the war. There are unexpected developments, plenty of tension, unusual and unique characters and a good story that keeps us turning the page. The more a character has at stake, the more we root for them. The heroine of this book is one such character, in spades
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This book is something quite different. The author, Pam Jenoff, writes with fabulous detail and although it's fiction, you feel that what's happening, especially with the book subject, has a ring of truth. I was hooked from the start and have since read more of her books. Well recommended.
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Good
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Excellent story
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Emma Bau's husband, who is a member of the Resistance in Poland, is forced to leave her because of his dangerous work. She moves in with his aunt and assumes a new identity to hide the fact that she is Jewish. She ends up working for a high-ranking Nazi Kommandant who she is attracted to.

This is a nice and easy read, although one that I wouldn't say is that memorable, and I have read a better example of a similar story with a similar moral dilemma of having feelings for somebody you know you shouldn't.

I did enjoy the book though and particularly towards the end I started to race through it to find out what would happen (although I found the ending itself to be a bit abrupt).

The overall style of the packaging of the book probably gives off a feeling of it being a love story but it's more about how one young woman coped in a time of great conflict. I doubt I would rush to read more of this author's work, but I enjoyed this book for what it was.
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Lightweight and trivial, a sugar-coated history of the German invasion of Poland. Makes the pogrom seem more like a mild inconvenience. Avoid.
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I found Kommandant's Girl a highly emotive, very thought provoking story. It was different to anything I had read before. Whilst reading the book, I felt both anger and sadness, and at times was reduced to tears at the plight of Marta, made even more poignant by the fact that such treatment of people and persecution actually went on. I have never seen a book by this author in shops before - and if this is Pam Jenoff's first book then I think she has a wonderful future in writing. I would certainly by another book by her should I come across one.
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