The Warsaw Orphan
Books | Fiction / Historical / 20th Century / World War II
Instant New York Times bestseller—for fans of All the Light We Cannot See!Inspired by the real-life heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during WWII, The Warsaw Orphan is Kelly Rimmer’s most anticipated novel since her bestselling sensation, The Things We Cannot Say. “Gripping… This one easily stands on its own.” —Publishers Weekly“Heart-stopping.” – Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author“A surefire hit.” – Kristin Harmel, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who patrol her streets and impose their curfews, but has never given much thought to what goes on behind the walls that contain her Jewish neighbors. She knows all too well about German brutality--and that it's the reason she must conceal her true identity. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism.Using Sara's credentials to smuggle children out of the ghetto brings Elzbieta face-to-face with the reality of the war behind its walls, and to the plight of the Gorka family, who must make the impossible decision to give up their newborn daughter or watch her starve. For Roman Gorka, this final injustice stirs him to rebellion with a zeal not even his newfound love for Elzbieta can suppress. But his recklessness brings unwanted attention to Sara's cause, unwittingly putting Elzbieta and her family in harm's way until one violent act threatens to destroy their chance at freedom forever. From Nazi occupation to the threat of a communist regime, The Warsaw Orphan is the unforgettable story of Elzbieta and Roman's perilous attempt to reclaim the love and life they once knew.Don’t miss Kelly Rimmer’s newest novel, The Paris Agent, where a family’s innocent search for answers brings a long-forgotten, twenty-five-year-old mystery featuring two female SOE operatives comes to light! For more by Kelly Rimmer, look for: Before I Let You Go The Things We Cannot Say Truths I Never Told You The German Wife
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"This book was heart-breaking , full of courage and love. Their struggle for survival for all of Warsaw, not just those in the ghetto during the Nazi occupation in WW2 was the story that I wish history books actually taught us in school. I will re-read this book over and over cause Kelly Rimmer wrote a wonderful book! ❤️"
"I’m conflicted with this book but I think overall I liked it. It is heart wrenching and definitely not a happy read by any means, but definitely worth it if you want something that will stay with you forever. Good book Kelly! "
"Excellent read "