The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff
Today is my stop on TLC Book Tours for The Woman with the Blue Star and if you have not read this book yet, do yourself a favor and add it to your TBR! This was one of the best historical fiction books I have read about the Holocaust and what it was like for Jews who went into hiding to try to save themselves. There were so many times this story broke my heart, but it also gave me hope as well. This was my first Pam Jenoff book and I am looking forward to reading her other books.
Sadie Gault is 18 and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II in 1942. 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.
Thank you to Park Row Books, Harlequin Trade Publishing, Pam Jenoff, and TLC Book Tours for my gifted copy.