Book review: Find yourself in “The Lost Girls of Paris”

What is the result when you combine the following?

  • Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University
  • Master’s in History at Cambridge
  • JD from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Pentagon and State Department experience handling Holocaust issues in Poland

Well, if you are an author of historic fiction, it means one thing: your name must be Pam Jenoff and your novels are some of the most researched historic fiction on the market.

Published January 2019

“The Lost Girls of Paris” is Pam Jenoff’s incredible tale of twelve female intelligence agents who disappear while on overseas missions.

This is how it all begins. . .

1946, Manhattan – While passing through Grand Central Station on her way to work, young and recently-widowed Grace Healey stumbles upon an abandoned suitcase. Unable to resist her curiosity, she opens the case and discovers photographs of twelve different women. She takes the photos and then becomes determined to learn who these women are and WHY their photos are in this suitcase with some other unusual and seemingly-unrelated items.

Grace quickly learns the suitcase belonged to Eleanor Trigg, creator of a group of secret female agents deployed out of London during WWII. The women were sent into Occupied Europe as messengers and radio operators to aid in the resistance. No one expected women so they were flying under the radar.

None of them returned home. Grace makes it her mission to discover the truth of what happened to the women.

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of reading this fantastic story inspired by actual events and people.  If you appreciate quality historic fiction, you should consider adding this one to your list.

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