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
9780778330271
Branch Call Number: F JEN

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dbedn
Oct 27, 2019

The story was very interesting and compelling. But the writing style was rather flat and simple.

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stellamd
Oct 23, 2019

Poorly written. Interesting idea, but written quickly with undue care. Don't think I'll waste any more time on it.

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SC50
Oct 09, 2019

I really enjoyed reading this book! Although it is a fictional story, it is based on WWII history in France and Great Britain from 1944 - 1946. It is about the SOE's F section based in France, primarily about the female spies and their stories. It tells about their bravery, sacrifice and commitment that was critical to the winning of WWII. This work of fiction spotlights the dark story of betrayal by the Allied Forces, specifically top leaders in GB's government, necessary to defeat the Nazi army & Hilter. The author writes her story very well, a book hard to put down!

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2greyts
Oct 08, 2019

Tough subject and only surface information, which is appropriate for a Historical Novel. However, knowing more, as I do, left me wanting more. There are much deeper and more informative books on women's role in the SOE.

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kellydelancy
Sep 28, 2019

ok

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Blabbermouth
Sep 24, 2019

This book wasn't all that it could be , I felt. The story of women being recruited to go over to France & help the resistance to sabotage Germany in WW2. England was the instigator of this move.
The author gave a lot of detail about the countryside & about the buildings etc but when it came to the characters in the story there was very little depth to them & only shallow details. It was disappointing.

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Jonnathon1
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.

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edwt
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

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Readerthensome
Aug 14, 2019

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

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telger
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!🤪

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t3485tank
Oct 31, 2019

t3485tank thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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