Lost Girls of Paris

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pam Jenoff
Narrator: Candace Thaxton
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Park Row Books
Published In: January 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

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
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.

Reviews (12)

*****

Written by Shirley M. on July 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What I was able to listen to was great.

Written by Joan S. on June 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is an insult to the true heroic women women of the SOE. The minute she landed in France she became a ditz and betrayed her country for a man. Hello?!? Give a woman more credit !

Written by Kathleen S. on May 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read. I learned so many interesting things, highly recommended

Written by Amy F. on May 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story of women on WW II. Enjoyed the historical setting and reality -didn’t try to sugarcoat war. Ending only weak point -too much trying to tie everything into neat package which wasn’t true of the rest if the story.

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Written by Teri D. on May 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really fun, interesting, well-paced book. Unfortunately, I did not care for one narrator in particular. I understand why a certain tone was wanted, but phrasing was so off it was distracting. Sounded as though she was reading material for the first time

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Written by Karyn B. on April 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I did enjoy the book. I love that it had a historical background. The narrarators kept the book moving. I was a little disappointed at the ending.

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Written by Ellen V. on April 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Good story, although it took me more than halfway the book to finally accept the super annoying voices of Eleanor and Grace. Sorry to say, but Eleanor sounded like a call girl, and Grace's voice danced in all directions.

Written by Elizabeth V. on April 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fascinating story. I LOVED The Orphan’s Tale, so I knew this would be really great also. Then learning that this story is based on actual people and true events makes the story even more fascinating. I loved it.

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Written by Bobbie F. on April 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good story and good narration. The one fault was that the love story plot was weak and seemed exaggerated.

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Written by Cathy D. on April 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn’t stop listening to it. I liked the narrators. It was a wonderful story.

Author Details

Author Details

Jenoff, Pam

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.