Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff
narrated by Candace Thaxton, Henrietta Meire,
Elizabeth Knowelden

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Published: January 2019
Publisher: Park Row
Genre: Historical, WWII, Paris
Hardback: 384
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
If not for the second-worst mistake of Grace Healey's life, she never would have found the suitcase.

1946, Manhattan. 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 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 ring 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.

My two-bits:

An interesting mix of past and present gives this story a mystery tinge as a modern day gal researches the doings of women involved in the WWII resistance. Also, interesting to see how love and romance plays a part.


* A New York Times Bestseller
Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book of 2019
PopSugar Must-Read Book of 2019
Glamour Best Book of 2019

* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of ibc book club (here)


  1. I've been meaning to read one of her books for a while. Glad to see you enjoyed it.


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