The Woman with the Blue Star
By Pam Jenoff
"An emotional novel that you will never forget." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal
From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II -- Now a New York Times bestsller!
1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.
Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding.
Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.
Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more!
Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II.
Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff:
The Lost Girls of Paris
The Orphan’s Tale
The Ambassador’s Daughter
The Diplomat’s Wife
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
The Kommandant’s Girl
The Winter Guest
Eh2By LGWesThere is too much going on in this book to feel a connection with the characters. At times, it wasn’t clear which character was speaking. Characters thoughts and actions morphed into one. There are other WW2 books that are better reads. Read Quinn or Anika Scott if you like this type of read.
The Woman With the Blue Star4By MakitsewNever thought about the sewers being a safe place to escape the Nazi’. Good read.
The Woman with the Blue Star5By ForevereaderThis is an excellent, fast moving story of hardship and survival. I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this well written and engrossing novel.
Beautiful!5By bebe_555A beautifully crafted, gripping story of love and courage and faith that is almost impossible to put down. This is a tale of incredible challenges and heart breaking losses woven together with the threads of heroism, truth and triumph. It reminds the reader that love really is as vast and endless as all the stars in the sky.
The Woman with the Blue Star3By 7AnglelsThe ending didn’t add up, and i found it disappointing.
The woman with the blue star5By 😻😻😻adiboxIt made me cry but it’s a great story of true love and search for freedom
Absolutely amazing!5By HeavenMSThis was one book I was sad ended. I could not stop reading it! One of my favorite books.
Very good read!5By energy deprivedLoved reading this from beginning to the end!
Good storytelling4By Sheri's ipodNot sure how I feel about the ending. Good storytelling.