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The Lost Girls of Paris

A Novel
Written by: Pam Jenoff
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the runaway best-seller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

Manhattan, 1946.

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 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 best-selling 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.

©2019 Pam Jenoff (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

What the critics say

  • Cosmopolitan best book club book of 2019
  • PopSugar must-read 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)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-01

Had to keep reading

This was an excellent book. Made you feel like you were there with the descriptions and moving back and forth in years. Excellently written. A true must read.

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  • Sarah E Chavez
  • San Diego, CA United States
  • 2019-02-12

Intriguing page turner

The story combined with the audio of the different characters voices made this novel come alive. I am a big fan of history and I enjoyed how the author changed the scenes from New York in 1946 to England/Paris 1944. The two stories at first seemed not related but the deeper you got into the novel the more it made sense. The author also painted a very descriptive traits of each character.

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  • Outdoorsgirl116
  • 2019-02-07

Can't Stop Reading

Amazing Book! Once I started the book I couldn't stop! Gripping and heart-pounding! I will be buying more of this author's books. It is a must read!

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  • susan s. cohen
  • Harrisburg, PA, US
  • 2019-02-05

Wonderful story

I listened to Pam Jenoff's new book on audible.com.and LOVED the story,. It kept my attention throughout and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong female characters, historical fiction and intrigue. My only complaint was with one of the readers...the voice of Grace., The reader had a sing/song approach which made me cringe whenever it was her turn. I realize that readers can add drama when neededl, but the sing/song was a put-off. Authors have no input into who will be reading the various parts, so with this one exception, it's a marvelous book.

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  • Julie
  • 2019-02-15

Good story

I enjoyed this novel and most of the narration was good except for Grace. That narrator was irritating. Maybe it was how she thought Grace should be portrayed but I didn’t care for it.

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  • JWeller
  • 2019-02-15

Narration was so terrible I could barely finish

I don't often get so disappointed by the performances of the narrators for Audible books, but I have to say this time the performances made it almost impossible for me to finish the book. The performer who read the part of Grace had this peculiar and completely offputting cadence to her voice. Strangely, all of the performers seemed fine when they were 'acting' the parts of the different characters in the book. It was when they each read their parts as narrator that their deliveries grated on me. It made it almost impossible for me to enjoy the book.

As for the actual storyline--I felt it to be a less complex and less gripping version of the same events that are the central focus of other novels. I guess you can tell that I was very disappointed with this selection.

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  • Nan Ayers
  • San Mateo, CA
  • 2019-02-15

Great story

Enjoyed this story - reader was great. Exciting ending. Loved the characters! The Ending a little weak!

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  • Haveenoughstuff
  • NJ
  • 2019-02-14

No one wins a war!

When will humankind ever learn that no one wins at war. So many innocent and people with the intention of stopping the few who make wars. WWII was the most horrific slaughter of innocent people caused by the leaders of Axis powers . Soldiers are fodder blindly following their leaders. After the war was over, America brought German scientists here to create the most destructive bombs that now can destroy the earth. It is always men who start them. Women are barely acknowledged for their roles in stopping them or contributing to the advancement of science. This is another book that tells the story of the bravery of women. Heartbreaking

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  • Deborah
  • 2019-02-14

Excellent Story!

What a captivating story, Ms. Jenoff! Very well written; and how you smoothly bring two stories in to one is amazing. I couldn’t quit listening. The three narrators bring this story to life; they were excellent! This story is definitely a “keeper” for me. Thank you!

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  • Dan Ripke
  • Chico, CA
  • 2019-02-07

Outstanding book

Excellent story many don’t know, and well told in this book. Great narrations. Accents in French and English. Highly recommend.