The Lost Girls Of Paris: A Novel by Pam JenoffThe Lost Girls Of Paris: A Novel by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls Of Paris: A Novel

byPam Jenoff

Paperback | January 29, 2019

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Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England where she earned her master's degree in history. She then was appointed as Special Assistenat to the Secretary of the Army. She worked helping victim's families of Pan Am Fl...
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Title:The Lost Girls Of Paris: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.97 × 5.97 × 1.05 inShipping dimensions:8.97 × 5.97 × 1.05 inPublished:January 29, 2019Publisher:Park Row BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0778330273

ISBN - 13:9780778330271

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from A disappointment I was so looking forward to reading this book but couldn't even finish reading it, it was so bad. Poorly researched - the main character contemplates taking a cruise on the QEII on her honeymoon pre-WWII - however, the QEII did not come into service until the mid-60s. How can you trust anything else written after a whopper like that ? I know this is fiction, but it is supposed to be based on true stories. A disappointment not worth your time.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed reading it The book is amazing!! It keeps me reading it. Recommend it!!!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Great read. Based on true events. Interesting to read how much women did "behind the scenes" in the war.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Based on true events - excellent! 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.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This novel is a great choice if you are a fan of historical fiction. The story is told from three different perspectives in three different times. It is a beautiful story about female sacrifice during a very dangerous time as well as the need to find who you are when you feel lost. The lost girls of paris didn't just cover the loss of the twelve missing English spies but also three women who didn't know who they were and required finding themselves.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great historical fiction novel I thought I would have a hard time getting into this book as I was worried that the historical content in it may bore me. I picked up copy of it after hearing nothing but good reviews and I do not regret it one bit . This book was excellent from start to finish and I fell in love with every single character in the book. Would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could've been better I thought the book started off strong and the premise is interesting but the pacing was awkward and the end is less than satisfactory. I was more interested in the secondary characters and their story than the main girls the author chose to focus on. It's not a bad read, but it's not a spectacular one either.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great historical fiction Read the Orphan's Tale so figured I would like this one too. I actually enjoyed this novel even more as it was filled with more mystery and danger. A story centered around a strong and powerful cast of women who went naively into the War to help the cause more than most understand.
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story An amazing story - I could not put this book down! I will say that the writing style was a bit cliche at certain points of the book. But the characters and plot made up for it. Loved this book!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Very interesting read! Couldn't stop reading until finished in 24 hours.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I loved this book! I don't often like books that are set during war times, however this book was great. Also, I love books that portray strong women. This book is based loosely on historical events of undercover women in war zones during the second world war, but the people and situations are fiction. The author does a great job of creating a mystery around events that take place after the war is over and intersperses the story with fictional events during the war to bring it all together at the end. One of the best books I have read in the past year!!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath Taking Grace, a young women who recently experienced a close loss and is now eagerly trying to make it on her own in Manhattan, New York. Eleanor, an outsider who quickly races to the top of her career game and becomes in-charge of a hugely important mission. Marie, a young single Mom, trying to do what's best for her and her daughter. When she is recruited for her much-needed skills to take part in Eleanor's mission. 5 out of 5 stars! Absolutely sensational! This historical fiction is dazzling and devastating all in one. Pam's writing is absolutely incredible and her dedicated research while creating this masterpiece is remarkable. Not to mention her transition back and forth from past to present throughout this novel is flawless! I adored reading from the three different perspectives, and fell hard for the characters! Each has their own warming yet heart breaking story. Grace's determination, Eleanor's passion and Marie's strength! The Lost Girls of Paris pulled me in and completely absorbed me. I just had to know what was going to happen next! Another heart-wrenching, breathtaking read. And of course thank you all for reading Your Fellow Book Worm -Nichole
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COMPLETE GEM A truly beautifully captivating story written in a multi-perspective format that kept you wanting more and more. Three extraordinary stories beautifully intertwined for a wholesome and wonderful ending. This is my first of Jenoff but definitely wont be my last!!
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COMPLETE GEM A truly beautifully captivating story written in a multi-perspective format that kept you wanting more and more. Three extraordinary stories beautifully intertwined for a wholesome and wonderful ending. This is my first of Jenoff but definitely wont be my last!!
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read. An interesting read, I knew nothing about the SOE and the braves girls that gave their all, would have liked to known more about the 12.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another gem! I love Pam's storytelling and this is another hit. There is something to be said about a book you know you can pick up and enjoy. The author keeps you turning pages and interested in what's going to happen next. The suspense is a little obvious at times, however that doesn't take away from the story. You won't be disappointed if you pick up this book.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating read This book was a captivating read - so much so that I read the entire book in 24 hours. It was interesting to learn a little about the SOE, an organization I knew nothing about previously. The storyline was pretty well written and kept me coming back for more.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing story The Lost Girls of Paris is a dual time story, featuring World War II in England/Paris and in New York after the war's ending. Told in three voices, two during the war and one later on. The plot for this was very interesting and I love how it took a part of history that I knew nothing about and played on that. The SOE (special operations executive) is an organization I have never heard of before, though I have read about female spies, this book gave another view of the recruitment, training and what happened in France. Mysterious as to what was happening to the girls, suspenseful on the ground in France, sympathetic to the bravery of the resistance and heartbreaking for those heroes of the past. The author has definitely done her homework here. As usual, I was partial to the past POV, though not really a fan of Grace’s it did bring closure to the past. My copy of this book did not include Author Notes (which I love), hopefully, they appear in the final draft. But if you are a follower of the author on Facebook, she has posted some wonderful links that I thoroughly enjoyed and complimented this book perfectly.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This nail-biting novel will not spare your emotions. During the WWII, the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) created the F Section networks in France. According to Wikipedia, these networks “were tasked with the assignment of gathering information about the enemy and relaying said information to the SOE headquarters in London.” These networks work deep into enemy-occupied territories and their missions were extremely dangerous. The Lost Girls of Paris is based on true events and tells the story of some fictitious members of the F Section and their fate. Eleanor Trigg has proved herself with the SOE and has earned the confidence of the Director. Her proposal to create a female secret agent branch to help the F Section in their efforts to bring liberation to occupied France is approved. She personally selects and trains the women and deploys twelve of them in France. The Network is compromised and none of them makes it back to London, so it seems. Eleanor is soon dismissed, but she does not stop searching for the truth about what happened to the women and who betrayed them. This nail-biting novel will not spare your emotions. You will travel with the spies and feel their fears and root for them in times of danger. Well-written and exciting, this novel brings vivid images of the war and how in this time of despair, courageous men and women did all they could to defeat the enemy. A must-read.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healing Through Answers Pam Jenoff is giving us a look at a horrible time in history, and using mainly women, and while the story is fiction, in the author’s notes she gives us a glimpse into the inspiration for this story. We take our freedoms for granted and this read lets you see the sacrifices that were made to let us keep them. We put faces on some of these individuals and walk in their shoes for a while, be careful as you blow up a bridge, yes, this book has action. Come and see how a chance find in Grand Central of a suitcase and being curious leads to some surprising answers, and a look into the life of a young woman who has also lost, but finding answers just might lead to some healing for many. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2019-02-04

Editorial Reviews

“Jenoff brings serious girl power to this story of brave women and the war.” —Cosmopolitan“A portrait of sisterhood, courage, and drama. A must-read.” —Glamour“[A] terrific, fast-paced novel…. This is a mesmerizing tale full of appealing characters, intrigue, suspense, and romance.” —Publishers Weekly"[A] gripping WWII-era tale…. Jenoff breathes life into the tale of a committed “Band of Sisters” who displayed boundless courage in the face of historically dire circumstances, creating a compelling and exciting read." —Booklist"Jenoff deftly brings to life the history of ordinary women who left behind their home front lives to do the extraordinary—act as secret operatives in occupied territory. 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"In The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff has used her finely honed story-telling skills to give us a smart, suspenseful, and morally complicated spy novel for our time. Eleanor Trigg and her girls are every bit as human as they are brave. I couldn't put this down." —Jessica Shattuck, New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle"Pam Jenoff's meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. Her latest interweaves the gritty World War II exploits of England's female spies with the post-war struggle of damaged survivors trying to build new lives in the fallout of tragedy. 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“Based on true events, The Lost Girls of Paris showcases important WWII events and brings us three courageous, determined women who braved constant danger to survive this fascinating, little-known part of the war.” —Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls