The Lost Girls of Paris

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 spies during World War II.

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 Review

I am such a fan of this author. The last two books were amazing. What makes me such a fan of the author is the way that the author can make each book such a strong character driven story infused in time periods that transport me back in time as if I was living everything that the characters are experiencing throughout the whole story. Sadly, I struggled to find that strong emotional connection this time.

The three women Grace, Marie, and Eleanor are good each in their own ways. However, none of them really commanded the story or their parts like I wanted them to. Well I just did not experience it this way. Out of the three women; I found Eleanor to be the leader and not just because she was a leader of a secret organization. Next it was Marie and finally Grace.

The overall story was good but I did not fly through it like I normally would. Still, I do encourage readers to pick up a copy of this book as well as other books from this author. 

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