Hannah escaped once, but was returned to Europe because no one would take Europeans fleeing the continent.
She called on her cousin Lily to help her because no one was allowed back into Europe without someone to vouch for them.
Hannah and Lily were close as children, and it was easy to stay with her until Hannah again became desperate to get out of Europe.
Trying to get herself out of Europe for the second time, Hannah joined an underground network called The Sapphire Line that said they would help her.
A mistake on her part caused her cousin and her family to be arrested, sent to a work camp, and then on a train to Auschwitz.
It was all Hannah's fault and she HAD to save her cousin, but how.
Ms. Jenoff has given us another marvelous, heartbreaking, well-researched read based on a true event (the train rescue) that keeps the tension high as we follow Hannah, Lily, and Micheline as they navigate the way of life taking risks in similar but different ways and through the horrors they had to endure.
Ms. Jenoff keeps you close to and empathizing with the characters through everything and suffering along with them.
Another Pam Jenoff masterpiece.
Don't miss this one!! 5/5
This book was given to me by the author for an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Girls of Paris and The Orphan's Tale.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jenoff’s novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland.
She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia, where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
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Sounds really heartbreaking but really worth reading. Not sure if I can do it though!!ReplyDelete
It is heartbreaking.Delete
Thanks for your comment, Kathryn.
Looking forward to this one. CheersReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting, Carole.