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The Warsaw Orphan

Kelly Rimmer

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A headstrong, heroic young woman smuggles Jewish children to safety in this powerful love story by the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say

In the spring of 1942, Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of the comfortable Warsaw home she shares with her adoptive parents. 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 inside the Jewish Ghetto nearby. She knows all too well about German brutality - and that they're the reason she must conceal her real 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 Sarah'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 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.

Inspired by the real-life woman, Irena Sendler, who helped save thousands of Jewish children during WWII, The Warsaw Orphan follows Elzbieta over the course of the war, and her love for Roman. Kelly Rimmer has penned her most meticulously researched and emotionally compelling novel to date.

Praise for Kelly Rimmer:

'Rimmer's suspenseful narrative will enthrall and move readers' Publishers Weekly
'Fans of Jodi Picoult now have a new go-to author' SALLY HEPWORTH
'Kelly Rimmer tears at the heartstrings' Herald Sun
'An all-consuming read' New Idea

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Kelly Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including Before I Let You Go, The Things We Cannot Say and Truths I Never Told You. She's sold more than one million books, and her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.

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