The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris

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 spies during World War II.1946, ManhattanGrace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, G...


Details The Lost Girls of Paris

TitleThe Lost Girls of Paris
ISBN9780778330271
Author
Release DateJan 29th, 2019
PublisherPark Row
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, World War II
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Reviews The Lost Girls of Paris

  • Angela M
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars I wasn’t planning on reading this book. I had previously read two books by Pam Jenoff, and while I thought they were important books on the Holocaust, I just didn’t connect with the characters. I was offered an advanced digital copy by the publisher but didn’t immediately accept it. Then a lovely Goodreads friend sent me a paper version of the advanced copy. Then I saw some rave reviews by some of my trusted Goodreads friends. Tho...
  • Meredith
    1970-01-01
    Historical novel that tells the story of fierce women who served as British secret agents during WWII. This is a story about friendship, love, and tenacity. The plot is intriguing: British women are recruited to assist the military during WWII. They are trained to serve on the ground as operatives in France. Not only was this an extremely dangerous and risky mission, but it also is one that was filled with betrayal. The reader experiences the pla...
  • Larry H
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars.C'est magnifique!!In 1946, shortly after World War II ended, Grace Healey is living in New York, fleeing for an anonymous life in the city after the tragic death of her husband. One morning on her way to work she takes a detour through Grand Central Station, where she trips over a suitcase hidden beneath a bench.She can't resist opening the suitcase, and when she finds a group of photographs, each of a different woman, she can't seem to...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars! Another outstanding novel by Pam Jenoff!This fascinating and unforgettable story, inspired by true events, revolves around a handpicked group of British female spies sent to France by a top secret government division during WWII. Weeks of rigorous training aim to prepare these young women to venture into unknown territory, planting themselves as everyday French citizens, intending to smoothly transition into society. Putting their live...
  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Women operatives during WWII, and the dangers they faced. I just adored these characters, become very invested in their welfare, wanted them to succeed where the men had failed. When the OSE realized their male agents were being captured, so many men were gone fighting, they stood out like sore thumbs. It is suggested by a woman named Twigg, that females would more easily blend in, and accomplish what they needed to accomplish. She is given c...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    1970-01-01
    I read a lot of historical fiction and I had read “The Orphans Tale” by Pam Jenoff and really enjoyed it. I most recently read “The Light Over London” by Julia Kelly which was about the Brtitish “gunner girls” who worked atop London’s rooftops calculating the firing of anti-aircraft guns. This novel drew me in from the beginning, it was a quick, satisfying read with characters that I could root for. The story starts in 1946 Manhatta...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    I loved it!Once I started reading and became invested in these wonderful characters and the suspenseful plot, I simply had to  keep on reading... This took over my day and I set aside chores, appointments and anything else that was causing me to have to put this book down.  It did take a few chapters to get settled into it, then it was easy sailing all the way to the end.  A week later, I'm still thinking of these "girls".The author does a won...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    I have rolled my eyes as many times as I have heard, “This is the next Nightingale”. To be fair, I didn’t hear this regarding The Lost Girls of Paris. Instead, this book is being compared to Lilac Girls and The Alice Network but this one comes very close to Nightingale. I never expected it. It’s a fictionalized account of Vera Atkins and her “girls” who were dropped into France to work with the resistance as saboteurs and radio operat...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsNow this is what historical fiction is meant to be! A wonderful story that draws you in quickly and completely while teaching you about something you knew nothing about. As is typically the case, this one is told through two storylines. Right after WWII, Grace finds an abandoned suitcase in Grand Central which contains the photos of a dozen young women. The women turn out to be agents of SOE, couriers and saboteurs sent behind enemy line...
  • Felicia
    1970-01-01
    Loosely based on real events involving female spies in 1942 war-torn France.I mean, seriously, what is there not to love about that? Even before starting this book I was fascinated with the plot so it didn't take me long to become totally enamored.The story begins in 1946 following Grace after she finds a set of photographs of women in an abandoned suitcase. Her curiosity gets the best of her and she goes about trying to find the identity of thes...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    4.5 (rounded to 5) starsWow, this one was a real surprise. I had never read this author before, but was struck by the blurb as well as the title of this novel, and just look at that cover. These factors, plus the fact that several of my Goodreads friends gave it 4 or 5 stars, moved me to give this book a go. I was most impressed!This WWII historical fiction novel is darker and a bit grittier than many of the other books of this subgenre. It revol...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    I hadn't even read the synopsis yet when I realized I wanted to read this book. This is one of the rare instances when a book cover completely sold me. The use of the clock just really stood out to me. Thankfully, this turned out to be a compelling historical fiction read which was worthy of a good cover.It's 1946 and Grace Healey is working in Manhattan after losing her husband during the war. While at Grand Central terminal she discovers a suit...
  • jv poore
    1970-01-01
    One simple statement changed the course of Eleanor’s life forever. It was 1943 when the infuriated Director of Special Operations Executive called a meeting. As his secretary, Eleanor was present. As his metaphorical right-hand, she understood the operations better than anyone else in the room. The SOE, created three years prior to light Europe up with sabotage and subversion, had run smoothly and successfully until now. Too many agents were be...
  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    “And now go set Europe ablaze!”- Winston Churchill to Hugh Dalton, first director of the Special Operations ExecutiveIt has been awhile since I read a book with a wider gap between idea and execution. The concept of Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris is excellent: a World War II thriller based on the missions of the real-life women of the Special Operations Executive. Unfortunately, this great idea is squandered in a book of such mediocri...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin- Trade Publishing for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was so EXCITED when I was approved for this title because Pam Jenoff is one of my favorite WWII era writers and I have devoured each of her titlesThe Orphan's Tale,The Winter Guest, and The Kommandant's Girl just to name a few. So it would be an understatement to say The Lost Girls of Paris is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. It certainl...
  • Marialyce
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsWe will never know many of the stories of bravery, courage, and fortitude that occurred during World War 2. Many of these stories are lost to time, but that doesn't make the people within these stories any less brave, any less, courageous, or any less gallant because their stories have never been told. In the book, The Lost Girls of Paris, we meet three women who risked everything to be spies. These young girls were secreted into Paris u...
  • Mellie Antoinette
    1970-01-01
    ***#earc thanks to #netgalley and @pamjenoff***Here it comes! The inevitable backlash Party on Wayne, Party on Garth style!Garth: ❤THIS WAS BETTER THAN KRISTIN HANNAH’S THE NIGHTINGALE!!! ❤Wayne: No way!Garth: Double Way! ... Like way way!Wayne: Like way, way, pizza, way?Garth: .... Way! While I love Kristin Hannah, I was expecting brilliance from The Nightingale. But this was hearts and hugs and halos beautiful!Following three women on the...
  • Krista
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 5 bright shining starsThis new book by Pam Jenoff, author of “The Orphan's Tale”, is a winner! I was impressed by how masterfully she pulled together all the various aspects of this work of historical fiction. Per the author, the book’s germination was based on little known facts about a group of women who were dropped into France towards the end of WWII to work with the French Resistance to help defeat the Germans. It’s told from...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    With most of the men at war and definitely more obvious than women if left at home, the best people for special war operations were women.1943 - Eleanor was the woman in charge of the recruiting and placement of the women.Eleanor knew it was very dangerous for the women to be doing these covert deeds as well as knowing that they are not as strong or physically equipped as men, but the women were definitely less easy to spot or were they? She had ...
  • Tami
    1970-01-01
    I love reading books about brave women and Pam Jenoff deftly delivers an exciting historical fiction novel about women working with the SOE as spies during World War II. Eleanor Trigg, the woman who recruited and ran the ring of female agents, is one of three voices in the story. Eleanor was a woman ahead of her time and very organized and dedicated regarding her work. Marie, one of the women recruited by Eleanor, was a young mother on her own wh...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    Pam Jenoff, I just want to let you know that I love you and I'm in love with The Lost Girls of Paris ! This was the most successful attempt at me enjoying a historical fiction novel, ever, and now I've gotten a craving for more. Set during the 1940s, The Lost Girls of Paris alternates two time periods—one being during World War II, in London and then in Paris; while the other being right after the end of the war in New York City. Setting the...
  • Hollis
    1970-01-01
    THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS is a story I wanted to love. It's an excellent premise, with multiple POV and some overlapping timelines, of three women during and after the second world war. One a spy, another her commander, and a civilian who is compelled to pursue the truth of their story after piecing together their identities. It sounds amazing, right? If only.Not only was the writing slow, dull, halting and unpolished (not something I think is to b...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    When I heard that Pam Jenoff had a new book, I didn't even read the synopsis. I just KNEW it was going to be great and The Lost Girls of Paris truly is! Pam's beautiful writing and meticulous research shines through in this story! The Lost Girls of Paris is a must read!!
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    1970-01-01
    I've heard wonderful things about Pam Jenoff's books, especially The Orphan's Tale, which has been on my TBR for quite a while.  I noticed the beautiful cover for The Lost Girls of Paris on NetGalley a couple months ago and after reading the description, I was ready to read the entire book immediately!  Thankfully, Park Row granted my request and while I was ready to jump right in, I decided to save it for the holidays. Is it weird that I get a...
  • Basic B's Guide
    1970-01-01
    All of my favorite things wrapped up into one book. I loved the blend of action, history and romance. This book has it all.Fans of The Alice Network will enjoy this one. I was a little worried it would be too similar and I would be bored but that was definitely not the case with this story. I actually think I enjoyed this one even more. It was full steam ahead from page one and I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. This can easily b...
  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    1970-01-01
    I work on Madison Ave, about 2 blocks from Grand Central Station in NYC and started reading this book on my way to work and felt as if I was walking right past our protagonist on her way to work as well!It is a captivating story that ties in some little known historical facts about women involved with the resistance movement during WWII in Europe and is a very personable account of two women on either side of the Atlantic.However, the personaliti...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    I’m not a fan of the current trend in thrillers to feature unreliable female alcoholics with man issues. This trend in historical fiction to showcase strong female bada** women I am LOVING though! Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale, or Lilac Girls this upcoming book is for you!***I have enjoyed other books by Pam Jenoff so I was thrilled to get my hands on her newest, The Lost Girls of Paris. I think this is her best yet! I was mesmeriz...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    After reading and enjoying Pam Jenoff's previous two novels, I was excited to dig into this one. Pam has once again delivered a captivating story about World War II. At the same time I was reading The Lost Girls of Paris, I also happened to be reading The Alice Network. While one was about spies and the other about saboteurs and they took place during two different wars (for the most part), they balanced each other out well. Funny enough, both no...
  • Nita
    1970-01-01
    I can not wait for this lovely book! I am eating the beautiful cover!