The Lost Girls of Paris

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 abandon From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan?s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courag...

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Title:The Lost Girls of Paris
Author:Pam Jenoff
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0778330273
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Lost Girls of Paris Reviews

  • Cheri
    Feb 08, 2019
    4.5 Stars As this story begins, World War II has ended, and Grace Healy is living in New York City, where she can spend her days without the look of concern and pity on the faces of passersby, unlike her former home. Here, she is just another face in the crowd, nameless and unknown,...
  • Matt
    Jan 14, 2019
    ?And now go set Europe ablaze!? - Winston Churchill to Hugh Dalton, first director of the Special Operations Executive It has been awhile since I read a book with a wider gap between idea and execution. The concept of Pam Jenoff?s The Lost Girls of Paris is excellent: a World...
  • Marialyce
    Dec 19, 2018
    4.5 stars We will never know many of the stories of bravery, courage, and fortitude that occurred during World War 2. Many of these stories are lost to time, but that doesn't make the people within these stories any less brave, any less, courageous, or any less gallant because their...
  • Krista
    Jan 08, 2019
    Rating: 5 bright shining stars This new book by Pam Jenoff, author of ?The Orphan's Tale?, is a winner! I was impressed by how masterfully she pulled together all the various aspects of this work of historical fiction. Per the author, the book?s germination was based on little...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jan 02, 2019
    With most of the men at war and definitely more obvious than women if left at home, the best people for special war operations were women. 1943 - Eleanor was the woman in charge of the recruiting and placement of the women. Eleanor knew it was very dangerous for the women ...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 02, 2019
    Women sent into war to fulfill a role men couldn't. Deployed as spies and saboteurs. Women who were successful because they represented a gender that is underestimated time and again. Invisible. Women intentionally sacrificed. Undervalued and disposable. Women who step up to the plate ...
  • Liz
    Dec 26, 2018
    4.5 stars Now this is what historical fiction is meant to be! A wonderful story that draws you in quickly and completely while teaching you about something you knew nothing about. As is typically the case, this one is told through two storylines. Right after WWII, Grace finds ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 16, 2019
    3.5 Women operatives during WWII, and the dangers they faced. I just adored these characters, become very invested in their welfare, wanted them to succeed where the men had failed. When the OSE realized their male agents were being captured, so many men were gone fighting, they stood ...
  • Angela M
    Jan 09, 2019
    4.5 stars I wasn?t planning on reading this book. I had previously read two books by Pam Jenoff, and while I thought they were important books on the Holocaust, I just didn?t connect with the characters. I was offered an advanced digital copy by the publisher but didn?t immed...
  • jv poore
    Jan 03, 2019
    One simple statement changed the course of Eleanor?s life forever. It was 1943 when the infuriated Director of Special Operations Executive called a meeting. As his secretary, Eleanor was present. As his metaphorical right-hand, she understood the operations better than anyone el...
  • Larry H
    Dec 01, 2018
    4.5 stars. C'est magnifique!! 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...
  • MissBecka
    Mar 08, 2019
    I really enjoyed the chapters from Eleanor and Marie's perspectives; their characters developed slowly and made it exciting every time you got another piece to the puzzles. Grace had no real motivation, so her chapters all felt inconceivable. There was no connection or reason for Gr...
  • Michelle
    Feb 18, 2019
    2.5-3 stars. Disappointed...don't hate me people!!! Despite owning several Pam Jenoff books this the first one I have read! I definitely will give her another shot as I respect her research and creativity (for coming up with this story) and I was happy to learn something new. I enjo...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Feb 15, 2019
    4+ stars. This historical novel of WWII focuses on an unusual aspect of the war: the British women who were deployed to France under Britain's Special Operations Executive or SOE program to work with the Resistance as radio operators, saboteurs, and couriers. Real-life SOE agent ...
  • Linda
    Mar 14, 2019
    The Lost Girls of Paris opens with Grace Healey trying to maneuver her way through the crowded streets of Manhattan. It's post-war in 1946 and traffic jams and throngs of people are the new norm. Grace decides to take a shortcut through the Grand Central Terminal knowing full well that...
  • Felicia
    Dec 10, 2018
    Loosely based on real events involving female spies in 1942 war-torn France. 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 fol...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Feb 07, 2019
    4.5 stars! This is a historical fiction novel about women working with the SOE as spies during the World War II. The setting takes place in France and is inspired by true events. There are girls who are recruited and trained. One of the girls who are recruited is Marie, who is a sin...
  • Hollis
    Jan 22, 2019
    THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS is a story I wanted to love. It's an excellent premise, with multiple POV and some overlapping timelines, of three women during and after the second world war. One a spy, another her commander, and a civilian who is compelled to pursue the truth of their story a...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Jan 07, 2019
    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** I read a lot of historical fiction and I had read ?The Orphans Tale? by Pam Jenoff and really enjoyed it. I most recently read ?The Light Over London? by Julia Kelly which was about the Brtitish ?gunner girls? who worked atop London?s rooftops calc...
  • Erin
    Jan 01, 2019
    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin- Trade Publishing for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was so EXCITED when I was approved for this title because Pam Jenoff is one of my favorite WWII era writers and I have devoured each of her titlesThe Orphan's Tale,The Winter Gues...
  • DJ Sakata
    Feb 26, 2019
    Favorite Quotes: Professor Digglesby walked back into the workshop and returned with what appeared to be feces. ?We plant detonators in the least likely of places,? he added. The girls squealed with disgust. ?Also fake,? he muttered good-naturedly. ?Holy shit!? Josie sai...
  • Christine
    Jan 24, 2019
    4.5 (rounded to 5) stars Wow, this one was a real surprise. I had never read this author before, but was struck by the blurb as well as the title of this novel, and just look at that cover. These factors, plus the fact that several of my Goodreads friends gave it 4 or 5 stars, moved...
  • Meredith
    Dec 29, 2018
    Historical novel that tells the story of fierce women who served as British secret agents during WWII. This is a story about friendship, love, and tenacity. The plot is intriguing: British women are recruited to assist the military during WWII. They are trained to serve on the grou...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 05, 2019
    The Lost Girls of Paris is historical fiction storytelling at its finest. ? ? ? ? ? It?s 1946 in Manhattan, and Grace Healey is late for work. She is starting over because her husband was killed during the war, and she has to keep this job to make ends meet. As she ...
  • Holly  B
    Dec 08, 2018
    I loved it! 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. I...
  • Mellie Antoinette
    Sep 19, 2018
    ***#earc thanks to #netgalley and @pamjenoff*** 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...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jan 31, 2019
    Vivid. Inspirational. Poignant. I had zero issues with this book. I was sucked in from the very beginning and that feeling never let up. Following three perspectives, this historical fiction novel weaves together a beautifully intricate story with a focus on women wh...
  • Katie B
    Nov 14, 2018
    I hadn't even read the synopsis yet when I realized I wanted to read this book. This is one of the rare instances when a book cover completely sold me. The use of the clock just really stood out to me. Thankfully, this turned out to be a compelling historical fiction read which was wor...
  • Tammy
    Nov 11, 2018
    I have rolled my eyes as many times as I have heard, ?This is the next Nightingale?. To be fair, I didn?t hear this regarding The Lost Girls of Paris. Instead, this book is being compared to Lilac Girls and The Alice Network but this one comes very close to Nightingale. I never e...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jan 15, 2019
    4.5 stars! Another outstanding novel by Pam Jenoff! This fascinating and unforgettable story, inspired by true events, revolves around a handpicked group of British female spies sent to France by a top secret government division during WWII. Weeks of rigorous training aim to prepare...