Books Reviews

The Other Girl

I’ve never read any of Pam Jenoff’s books before. So ‘The Other Girl’ came as a pleasant surprise.

It is about an incident in Maria’s life. She is a young, newly pregnant woman living in rural Poland during WWII. She is estranged from her parents and is living with her in-laws after her husband is sent to the front.

One day, Maria discovers a girl hiding in the barn. The girl, Hannah, is fleeing the German police who are taking Jews like her to special camps. Maria helps the child. In the process, she finds out her own family’s secrets.

This is apparently a companion piece to the novel, ‘The Winter Guest’. It is too short but since this is just an incident in Maria’s life,  I can’t complain. It is open-ended, which I usually dislike. However, my imagination is fertile enough to conjure up a happy ending for Hannah.

I liked the novella. I plan to read more of Pam Jenoff’s books.

Note: I received this book from Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. I thank them for that.

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