The Crazy Bookworm is thrilled to welcome author Pam Jenoff, author of The Ambassador's Daughter to The Crazy Bookworm!
Have your experiences as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. State Department in Europe helped you write your novels?
In the mid-1990’s, I was sent to Krakow, Poland as a diplomat. Although I originally went to do consular work (stamp visas and passports and help Americans who got into trouble), I found myself there at a unique moment in history. Many of the issues from the Holocaust, such as anti-Semitism, property restitution and preservation of the camps, had remained unresolved through the Cold War when dialogue and exchange were stifled, and they now had to be resolved before Poland could join NATO and the European Union. I was given responsibility for working on these issues, and I became very close to the surviving Jewish community there. I was profoundly moved by these experiences, both professionally and personally as a Jewish woman living in Poland. My books have been inspired by the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met, especially in Europe. I’m moved to create stories based on the things I have witnessed.
The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly.
Against the backdrop of one of the most significant events of the century, a delicate web of lies obscures the line between the casualties of war and of the heart, making trust a luxury that no one can afford.
My Thoughts on The Ambassador's Daughter
If you're a regular here at The Crazy Bookworm then you know I am a huge fan of historical fiction. Nothing is better than being transformed back in time and experiencing a historical era.
I didn't have the pleasure of reading Jenoff's previous books, but they have been added to the top of my wishlist after reading her stunning novel, The Ambassador's Daughter. I have heard wonderful things about Jenoff's writing, and now I can happily see what all the hype is about. She plucked me from my couch, and planted me smack dab into 1919 Paris. Her writing style flowed with ease as the story progressed and the world building unfolded.
Margot was such a riveting character! And it was a pleasure to see her self discovery blossom.
Pam Jenoff crafted a beautifully intense and romantic tale!
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