Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff @harlequinbooks #booktwitter #bookreview #historicalfiction

Code Name Sapphire

Pam Jenoff

On Sale Date: February 7, 2023

9780778387091, 0778387097

Trade Paperback

$17.99 USD

Fiction / Historical / World War II

368 pages

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 fiancé 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.


Hannah has escaped Germany and made it to her cousin, Lilly’s, home in Brussels. She is hoping to evade capture and secure passage out of the country and away from the Nazis. But, Hannah gets caught up in helping the resistance. She makes a terrible decision to use Lilly’s papers when stopped by a German officer. This leads to Lilly’s arrest and transport to a concentration camp. Hannah is determined to correct this error and stop the train.

This author has become a staple in my reading. She has fabulous books based on true characters. You can see the review for The Woman With The Blue Star here. Almost all her books are 5 star reads for me. The only reason I gave this one a 4 star was because I just did not feel connected to the characters like I usually do. But, this is minor, the story itself is very intense, as most WWII books are. Plus, the ending is heartbreaking.

I love that this story is based on a real person and true events. Anytime a story has me researching, it is a big plus!

Need a good WWII resistance adventure…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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.

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6 Responses to Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff @harlequinbooks #booktwitter #bookreview #historicalfiction

  1. LOVE the photo!!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts….I did research too. 😀

  2. deanne01 says:

    Wonderful review. This author has such intriguing books out. I love the historical genre.

  3. deanne01 says:

    Yes she is. You’re welcome, we are bloggers always need to support each other. 🙂

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