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The Lost Girls of Paris

von Pam Jenoff

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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.… (mehr)
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I love WWII historical fiction. This was a good and intriguing book just not as good as some I have read. ( )
  soosthemoose | Oct 16, 2021 |
London, England 1943: Eleanor Trigg is in charge of training women to be radio operators, among other things for the French Resistance. Marie is recruited because of her knowledge of the French language. Marie faces many dangers, once placed on French soil.
New York 1946: Grace Healey, war widow cuts through Grand Central Station on her way to work. She notices a suitcase pushed under a bench. No one is around and thinking someone has lost it, Grace looks inside and finds photos of several young women with names written on them. Impulsively, she takes the photos. Who were these women? This sends Grace on a quest to find out who they were and what happened to them. ( )
  dara85 | Aug 29, 2021 |
This was a great story at the beginning but I felt it spiraling to unrealistic outcomes. ( )
  knittinkitties | Aug 23, 2021 |
While I enjoyed "The Lost Girls of Paris", I didn't like it as much as "The Orphan's Tale" by the same author. The start was slow and I almost gave up fairly early on, but I kept going. I am so glad I persevered because as the three stories converged the novel became far more interesting. I found the stories of the three women - Marie, Grace and Eleanor -intriguing and each time the novel move to another view point I was sorry to leave the previous one. These women were flawed and made some stupid choices/mistakes which frustrated me, especially Marie when she was in Occupied France. Also, the romances felt forced and weren't actually needed.

"The Lost Girls of Paris" was definitely not one of the best WWII novels I have ever read but, at the same time, it wasn't the worse either. An okay read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Aug 16, 2021 |
I first heard about the Special Operations Executive or SOE in a show on Netflix called "Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits" just this past April. I think this is what drew me to this book. I think the author does a fair job in describing the training, but as the show didn't really talk about what happened in the field, I don't know how close it was to the truth, not that it matters in a fiction book. I may read one of the non-fiction books she recommends. ( )
  eliorajoy | Aug 13, 2021 |
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Knowelden, ElizabethErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Meire, HenriettaErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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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.

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