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The Diplomat's Wife

By: Pam Jenoff
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Orphan's Tale.

How have I been lucky enough to come here, to be alive, when so many others are not? I should have died. But I am here.

It's 1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul's plane crashes.

Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British diplomat, and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past.

©2012 Pam Jenoff (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Painful Unrealistically Romantic, returned.

I desperately tried to power through this story to find out what happened with Emma and Jacob after the war from the first book, The Kommandants Girl. But I just couldn’t do it. The book is not bad when it is just focused on Marta’s situation/predicament but it is basically all about her falling in love with some American servicemen and being hopelessly in love after spending just a couple hours with him. It is so cheesy and unrealistic I finally had to just give up. I have never rolled my eyes more in a book. So if you are all about romance, maybe this is your jam, but I thought it was pretty terrible.

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A compelling audio, difficult to put down!!

Loved this audio, I think it would make an amazing movie! A blend of Historical fiction, mystery, thriller & romance, made this an
All star listen!

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Love, love all three books!

These three books are absolutely amazing! Full of surprises! The order of the three stories are perfect. Great job, Pam!!! Loved it!

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Best book in a long time

Very good story Well worth buying. Good ending. Fabulous narration. Will look forward to hearing another from this Author

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It’s soooo good!

I have enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Finally finding a period piece and a love story. It’s soooo good!

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Wonderful Book!

Twists and turns keep you turning the pages in anticipation of the next development. Simply phenomenal.

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A favorite

I adored this book. I’m a fan of historical fiction and this did not disappoint. Excellent narration, story, interning time period (post wwii) thrills, twist and turns ! I kept me riveted till the end. Highly recommend

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This book had a thin plot. I struggled to get through it. The reader whispered her way through it.

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Read-critical for preservation of freedom

This work of fiction is based on a very possibly true sequence of events as a result of communism. The infiltration, lies, deception, are rampant in emerging communist countries.

As so masterfully woven into this story is that American ideals “freedom “ saved Europe and England.

Our country is not perfect but the role America plays is to be respected and preserved.

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Loved it!

We loved this book! The narrator was absolutely fabulous. The peaks and valleys were very entertaining.

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Loved this book!

Loved it! Great story and well read. Even better than the first book. Definitely recommend it.

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  • 12-07-20

Enjoyed the book

There are a few mistakes I.e. we did not have duvets in this country at the time of the story it would be sheets and blankets
The author talks a great deal about the scents/smells of different people, however when Paul carries Marta in the forest after shooting the bald man she does not recognise his smell and is surprised when he reveals himself, even though his “familiar aroma” is mentioned as soon as he holds her agin

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  • 08-29-20

A gripping tale.

Easy listening, well paced, well told clear and matter of fact enhansing the writing, holding you engulfed. Do take the time to go on this adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-19

Full of twists and turns

Wonderfull story full of twists and turns. Keeps the reader enthralled throughout the story. Recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-19

love love love

this is a great book series it has so much love,action,suspense and worth a read
if i could give it 100/100 i would