The powerful New York Times bestseller inspired by the real-life heroine who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety during WWII
In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. But she has no idea what goes on behind the walls of the Jewish Ghetto nearby until she makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism.
Elzbieta comes face to face with the plight of the Gorka family who must give up their newborn daughter - or watch her starve. For Roman Gorka, this final injustice stirs in him a rebellion not even his newfound love for Elzbieta can suppress. His recklessness puts their families in harm's way until one violent act threatens to destroy their chance at freedom forever.
Kelly Rimmer, bestselling Australian author of Truths I Never Told You and The Things We Cannot Say, has penned her most meticulously researched and emotionally compelling novel to date.
A love story full of despair, grief and even some hope and kindness' Herald Sun
'It is about human deprivation and racial hatred but also survival, the power of the human spirit to prevail, the enduring love of family and ultimately it's a beautiful love story' Daily Telegraph
'Will bring tears to your eyes with its authentically woven complications, moral dilemmas and unavoidable truths. A thoughtful, beautiful novel ... of the tremendous power of love against the odds' KRISTIN HARMEL
'Kelly has a special gift of capturing the essence of what it is to be human in her novels. This book, a reminder of what it means to find hope, strength and generosity of spirit in the midst of tragedy and heartbreak, is one that I will never forget' VANESSA CARNEVALE
'A truly beautiful book' KATE FORSYTH
'Heartbreaking, intensely moving, this is also a wonderful, ultimately life-affirming love story. I'm going to be recommending this book to everyone I know' KAREN ROBARDS
'Fans of Jodi Picoult now have a new go-to author' SALLY HEPWORTH
Kelly Rimmer's heart-stopping rendering of the war in Nazi-occupied Poland - of life, resistance, survival and love - will captivate readers... A carefully researched portrayal of history's darkest hours and one orphan's search for her place in the world - LISA WINGATE
A thoughtful, beautiful novel that will remind you of the tremendous power of love against the odds and the endless capacity of mankind to create goodness in the world, even in our darkest hours - KRISTIN HARMEL
I enjoyed The Warsaw Orphan from the first page to the last. Heartbreaking, intensely moving, this story of the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II is also a wonderful, ultimately life-affirming love story. I'm going to be recommending this book to everyone I know - KAREN ROBARDS
Kelly Rimmer is the author of 13 historical and contemporary fiction novels, including The German Wife, The Warsaw Orphan, The Things We Cannot Say and Truths I Never Told You, with more than 2 million books sold. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. In 2022, Kelly purchased the Collins Booksellers Orange store. She lives in Mullion Creek with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals.