The Diplomat's Wife - Pam Jenoff

The Diplomat's Wife

By Pam Jenoff

  • Release Date: 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
Score: 4
From 314 Ratings



One woman faces danger, intrigue, and love in the aftermath of World War II in this unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.

1945. Marta Nederman has barely survived the brutality of a Nazi concentration camp, where she was imprisoned for her work with the Polish resistance. Lucky to have escaped with her life, she meets Paul, an American soldier, who gives her hope of a happier future. The two make a promise to meet in London, but Paul is in a deadly plane crash and never arrives.

Finding herself pregnant and alone in a strange city, Marta finds comfort with a kind British diplomat, and the two soon marry. But Marta’s happiness is threatened when the British government seeks her help to find a Communist spy—an undercover mission that resurrects the past with far-reaching consequences.

Set during a time of great upheaval and change, The Diplomat’s Wife, a gripping early work from Pam Jenoff, is a story of survival, love and heroism, and a great testament to the strength of women.

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 Woman with the Blue Star
The Lost Girls of Paris
The Orphan’s Tale
The Ambassador’s Daughter
The Kommandant's Girl
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
The Winter Guest


  • Phffft!

    By arborann
    I read half of this book before I couldn’t take any more. This lead character who was involved with the Resistance in WW2 is stupid beyond belief. NO credibility.
  • Love love love it!!!!!

    By alibrady26
    This was one of my top 10 books to read… and reread!!! I couldn’t put it down, the plot, the characters, everything came to life as though I was in the book! I love love love this book! Everyone must add it to their collection!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Chi-townartist
    Loved it from beginning to the end. Couldn’t put it down
  • Love

    By Ninja0188
    I love this story and am so excited to start the next one!
  • Enjoyable romance

    By Gr8ful in New Hampshire
    This was an enjoyable read, however, the events are too often frequently highly implausible and too often the dialogue is not true to the period.
  • Not impressed

    By avomaria
    Jewess takes blossoming Nazi as a lover? Wow
  • The Diplomat’s Wife

    By only1kgb
    The suspense in this book kept my attention. Loved it.
  • blah

    By Bob123457789