The Woman with the Blue Star - Pam Jenoff

The Woman with the Blue Star

By Pam Jenoff

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 522 Ratings


"An emotional novel that you will never forget." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal

From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II -- Now a New York Times bestsller!

1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.

Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding.

Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more!

Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II.

Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff:

The Lost Girls of Paris

The Orphan’s Tale

The Ambassador’s Daughter

The Diplomat’s Wife

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

The Kommandant’s Girl

The Winter Guest


  • Eh

    By LGWes
    There is too much going on in this book to feel a connection with the characters. At times, it wasn’t clear which character was speaking. Characters thoughts and actions morphed into one. There are other WW2 books that are better reads. Read Quinn or Anika Scott if you like this type of read.
  • The Woman With the Blue Star

    By Makitsew
    Never thought about the sewers being a safe place to escape the Nazi’. Good read.
  • The Woman with the Blue Star

    By Forevereader
    This is an excellent, fast moving story of hardship and survival. I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this well written and engrossing novel.
  • Beautiful!

    By bebe_555
    A beautifully crafted, gripping story of love and courage and faith that is almost impossible to put down. This is a tale of incredible challenges and heart breaking losses woven together with the threads of heroism, truth and triumph. It reminds the reader that love really is as vast and endless as all the stars in the sky.
  • The Woman with the Blue Star

    By 7Anglels
    The ending didn’t add up, and i found it disappointing.
  • The woman with the blue star

    By 😻😻😻adibox
    It made me cry but it’s a great story of true love and search for freedom
  • Inspiring

    By G82ceylon
  • Absolutely amazing!

    By HeavenMS
    This was one book I was sad ended. I could not stop reading it! One of my favorite books.
  • Very good read!

    By energy deprived
    Loved reading this from beginning to the end!
  • Good storytelling

    By Sheri's ipod
    Not sure how I feel about the ending. Good storytelling.