The Ambassador's Daughter
Paris, 1919.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.Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially... show more
Paris, 1919.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.Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiancé she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all.Bored and torn between duty and the desire to be free, Margot strikes up unlikely alliances: with Krysia, an accomplished musician with radical acquaintances and a secret to protect; and with Georg, the handsome, damaged naval officer who gives Margot a job—and also a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie.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.
Publish date: January 29th 2013
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Margot Rosenthal hates living in Paris; she'd rather be at home in Berlin, or back in London. However, her father is part of the German delegation that will sign the Treaty of Versaille in the wake of World War I, so there she is.Mostly, she hates the thought of marrying her wounded fiance, Stefan,...
This is the first Pam Jenoff novel I have read. Her books have been on my wishlist forever, and I have the Diplomat’s Wife on my TBR shelf. So, when I heard that this was a prequel to that “series”, I requested it from NetGalley. Even though these three books a mildly connected, it is still best ...
Review is slightly spoilerish.There are enough reviews that recap the plot quite nicely, so I'm not going to waste your time and mine with one more rehash. I'll just talk about the reading experience. There was so much potential in the subject matter; The Treaty of Versailles with the main character...
Turned back into the library after reading half of it. I simply couldn't get into this storyline. I started to get into this very slow read that was less on romance than what I expected and was happy about. I still couldn't get into the characters though.
You know that book Flora Poste is writing in Cold Comfort Farm (the mini-series; I haven't read the book)? The writing style in this novel is kind of like that.