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.
Okay, I’ll admit it. I haven’t read Pam Jenoff’s wildly successful novel, THE ORPHAN’S TALE. In fact, this is the first book I’ve read of hers. LUCKY ME! I had a wonderful experience reading THE LOST GIRLS of PARIS. First of all, the cover is lovely; so complex and beautiful at the same time. I love historical fiction, because you’re taken to a place you’ve never experienced and engulfed in the time frame. I also happen to enjoy reading non-fiction history, so Jenoff’s book was perfect for me. I learned A LOT without it feeling like I was in a history lesson. I’ve read quite a few WWII historical fiction novels, but I knew nothing about these women and their friendships, while in the midst of so much danger. I found myself completely engrossed in THE LOST GIRLS of PARIS and I read it in one seating. That’s a good indicator if I’ve enjoyed and connected with a novel. Now I get to check out Jenoff’s backlist. LUCKY ME! Listen, don’t wait until her next novel to discover Pam Jenoff.
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
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