Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff

I love historical fiction, especially WWII historical fiction. Publishing this week is Pam Jenoff’s newest book, Code Name Sapphire. It is a must read book if you are historical fiction fan.

About the Book:

A woman must rescue her cousin's family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II 1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancĂ© was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.

Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves? Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphire is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.


Wow! This story transported me back to WWII. It is based on true stories, which the author explains in the end note what is fact vs fiction. If you enjoy WWII genre historical fiction as I do this is a must read. The stories of impossible threats and the brave people who face those threats is hard to forget. I loved the spirit the author captured in the characters. Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down.


About the Author:

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.


Keep in touch with the author:






Mailing List:


Popular posts from this blog

Coloring the Rainbow: The Power of Connection by Catherine Rose

The Last Train From Paris by Juliet Greenwood

The Prime Suspect by Lauren Carr