Book cover - The Lost Girls of Paris - Author Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris

Author Pam Jenoff

  • Release Date: 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
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From 680 Ratings

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The Lost Girls of Paris - A New York Times Bestseller

“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

1946, Manhattan

One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019

“An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

Reviews


  • Outstanding insight into history

    5
    By fgianakos
    Towards the end, couldn’t put it down. Jenoff has whet my appetite for more historical fiction. Nice job!
  • The Lost Girls of Paris.

    5
    By Mel bookworm
    Captivating story of everyday women, asked to leave their jobs, their families, their homes, vanish without a trace, and risk their lives to help their country. Enduring harsh mental and physical training in such a brief time period, inadequate at best, thrust into enemy-held territory, these women risked it all. Truly forgotten and diminished in a male-dominated war, their contributions still go unnoticed and uncelebrated today. The writer lived in and captured the hearts and minds of each character so eloquently, so tenderly, as if she herself lived each life uniquely. Such a profound story! I could not put it down!
  • Ugh

    2
    By hrd2mpres
    Amateurish. Reads like a lame Harlequin novel. Blech!
  • Outstanding Read

    5
    By clegeman
    A great historical novel of true female heroes of WW II. Let us not forget the atrocities committed by the Third Reich in these challenging times to our own rights and freedoms.
  • Dissapointin

    1
    By Lyndj1109
    This book is ridiculous
  • Captivating

    5
    By Shawna2485
    This book draws you in. I couldn’t stop reading. I have recommended it to several people. Tops my list!
  • Mystery & Thrills

    5
    By cassiew16
    The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff is Historical Thriller Fiction set in World War II and just after. I loved this book as I have every book Pam Jenoff has written. The characters and settings are well written, the reader is immediately drawn into their world and lives. This book has non stop action, thrills, tragedy, mystery and love. The girls work in conjunction with various groups and citizens to thwart the Nazi forces.. It is a story of their strength, bravery, hardships and sorrows that they endured. I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. My thanks to the author, the publisher and netgalley for the privilege to read, review and enjoy this book