The Lost Girls of Paris
Grace 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 abandon ...more
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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 explain why she has this powerful need to keep th ...more
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 wonderful job of characterization and I felt that I almo ...more
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 these women.
Honestly, I could have done without Grace' ...more
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 suitcase containing photographs. She soon learns the s ...more
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 tail end of WWII through the bureaucracy of London to t ...more
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 mesmerized by this tale of female spies and their courage du ...more
I nearly quit when Grace Healey spent an interminable number of pages deciding whether to pick up, open, look at the contents, agonize over the contents, close it again, and take this “abandoned suitcase” half-hidden in Grand ...more
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 novels mentioned Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal. I learn ...more
The novel is dual time line - Grace is in NYC in 1946. She is working with refugees from Europe while she tries to get over the death of her husband during the war. She finds some pictures and tires to trace where they come from which leads her to ...more
Pam Jenoff doesn’t disappoint! She’s one of my must-read-her-newest-release authors.
Fans of Pam Jenoff (The Orphan Tales) will enjoy her newest histfic release, The Lost Girls of Paris. This engaging page turner tells the story of a courageous and brave ring of women spies in WW11. Told from three perspectives and two alternating time periods from 1943-1946, t ...more
I was very excited when I saw that this book was available for review. First of all I have read and enjoyed other books that Pam Jenoff has written and so was pretty sure off the bat that I would enjoy this one. Secondly, the theme of the book was a focus on the women who served undercover during the se ...more
It's 1946 and the suitcase is full of pictures of various women but has no rightful owner.
That's until a bevy of clues leads to Eleanor, leader of a secret wing of women secret agents deployed out of London to aid the resistance during the war.
Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as radio operators and couriers but never returned home as the mystery remained hidden ...more
You’ll burn the midnight oil trying to figure out who Eleanor is; why did she come to NYC; what happened to her girls? ...more
I have long been a fan of Pam Jenoff; her latest work, The Lost Girls of Paris does not disappoint. Jenoff captures the intensity and determination of the young women who train to be British SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents in France during World War II. The war may be nearing its end but there is still a need for clandestine radio operators working with the French Resistance. The idea behind female operatives is th ...more
I could not put this book down. A more formal review will come closer to the publication date. It's the type of book where the minute you're done you want to flip back to the first page and start again.
Although this is firmly and delightfully a work of fiction, some events and characters were based on historical facts. I was effortlessly immersed in the stories and situations of the three main characters, Grace, Marie, and Eleanor. Their re ...more
Set in the aftermath of WWII, The Lost Girls of Paris tells the story of Grace, who finds a suitcase with pictures of 12 women, and sets out to discover who they are. For me, it was a story of women, their strengths, their vulnerabilities, and what they can achieve when someone has faith in them. ...more
Another engaging historical novel by Pam Jenoff. This novel was much more of a historical mystery than some of her other novels, but I really enjoyed it.
Told from the perspective of three different women, two of which were involved in top secret spy and sabotage operations during World War II. I loved that the story was based on real women sent to be saboteurs in the European theater. More and more stories o ...more
I have heard so many good things about this author, Pam Jenoff. All of her previous books are on my to be read list. I’m ecstatic that I was finally able to get a hold of this one. Perfect for a first read of this author. It kept my interest and I really enjoyed the characters. I felt for Eleanor and Marie. I adored Grace! There was one spot I felt like the story was rushed, but it didn’t take away from the story line or the over all effect.
My favorite genre to read is historical fiction. Grace ...more
This is a story of WWII Resistance, courage, anguish and Sisterhood. Yes, Sisterhood. The story is told from the perspectives of Grace in New York in 1946, Eleanor in London in 1943, and Marie in France in 1944. So readers who have difficulty with alternation timelines should find this story much easier to follow.
Pam Jenoff did not disappoint with The Lost Girls of Paris. I found that this book is beautifully written and also made me sit on the edge of my seat. I found that I wanted to take my time reading this book but also couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened to Marie and Eleanor's girls.
I find it amazing that another author has brought to light a little known fact about WW2. I am not an expert on this topic but I have rea ...more
There's much to love about this book. Grace's journey introduces us to Marie, a woman who against odds is sent to France. We also read Eleanor's account of ...more