The Other Girl- Pam Jenoff

This is a short story linked to The Winter Guest from the same author. Set in Poland during WWII, we are introduced to the main character Maria, whose husband has been sent away to fight. The story tells of her meeting with a young girl who has been forced to flee her home.

Although short, family ties and relationships are explored and the ending, while abrupt, gives enough of a taster to make you want to read the full novel to find out what happens to the characters afterwards.