The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris

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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, ManhattanOne 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.--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada :, Park Row Books,, 2019
ISBN: 9780778308614
Branch Call Number: FIC JENOF P


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Sep 10, 2019

Good Fiction if you like that sort of book.
Gives false view on the REAL Girls/women who were executed by the Nazis during WWII.
Loaded with historical inaccuracies. Quick read as I skipped pass the drivel.

Aug 22, 2019

As fiction this was a very interesting read as long as the reader is aware it is not a text book .
A worthy addition to this authour's other works,notably the Orphan train

Aug 14, 2019

2019-08-14: Had to return, did not read.

Jul 29, 2019

❤️ love, love this book! Finished this book in 24 hours - could be faster if I didn’t have to sleep, work and eat!🤪

Jul 24, 2019

Very similar to The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, and apparently based off of the same woman. It was a quick read, felt very powerful and honest.

Jul 22, 2019

Do not waste your time with this book - you will never get it back. Poorly written and unbelievable plot, and factual errors such as the main character thinking about going on a cruise pre-WW2 on the Queen Elizabeth II when the ship did not come into service til the 1960s. How can you trust anything else this author writes after that whopper ? Such sloppiness is not deserving of your time.

Jun 25, 2019

This plot kind of lost steam 2/3 of the way through, and I lost interest. I might pick it up again later to finish.

Jun 25, 2019

Inspired by true events, this novel starts in 1946 and goes back to 1943 to follow Eleanor Trigg and a network she developed deploying women telegraph operators behind enemy lines in France during WW2.

This is the story of three women, Grace, Eleanor, and Marie. Grace finds a photographs of 12 women in an abandoned suitcase in Grand Central Station in NYC. When Grace learns the woman run down that morning is Eleanor, she feels compelled to find out more about Grace and 'her girls' in the photos. The more Grace investigates the more we learn about the British SOE network. Is Grace putting herself in danger?

The whole story was a compelling read I found hard to put down.

Jun 18, 2019

Another incredible book by Pam Jenoff. So interesting to read fiction based on actual events from WWII. Wow what a great author! Looking forward to reading another one of her books.

Jun 06, 2019

Just finished this book as the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is being remembered. Great time to be reading this quite enjoyable story. Some people need to remember that this a work of fiction and that perhaps the three lines in the book that confirmed that the two characters were in love with each other should not be how you judge this entire story. It was interesting to read about the resistance and these women who were helping them out. Without both of these groups of people perhaps we would not be able to write or read books about this topic.

I enjoyed meeting these women - both Grace in the present -and those in the past and involved with the war. It was an easy read and confirms that there are good strong people in this world that are willing to give up their life for the greater good of all people.

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