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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A New York Times Bestseller

Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book of 2019

PopSugar Must-Read Book of 2019

Glamour Best Book of 2019

“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

“Pam Jenoff’s meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. 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

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.
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:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 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 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