The Girl from Guernica

Inspired by Picasso’s great masterpiece, Guernica, New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards returns with a riveting story of intrigue, deception and bravery in the face of war...


a riveting, high-stakes pager-turner that had my heart teetering in my throat and left tears in my eyes.... I could not recommend this book more!

— Madeline Martin, NY Times bestselling author of THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON.

Dramatic, pacy and energetic, Robards’ historic tale of approaching war lands with frightening contemporary relevance.

— Jenny Lecoat, NY Times bestselling author of THE GIRL FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.

Stunning.... — Noelle Salazar, author of THE FLIGHT GIRLS.

Robards is a master storyteller. — Chicago Tribune.


On an April day in 1937, the sky opens and fire rains down upon the small Spanish town of Guernica.

Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are caught up in the horror. Griff, an American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage, and it’s only the first time he saves her life in a span of hours. When Germany claims no involvement in the attack, insisting the Spanish Republic was responsible, Griff guides Sibi to lie to Nazi officials. If she or her sisters reveal that they saw planes bearing swastikas, the gestapo will silence them—by any means necessary.

Masterfully rendered and vividly capturing one of the most notorious episodes in history, The Girl from Guernica is an unforgettable testament to the bonds of family and the courage of women in wartime.


The Girl from Guernica