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The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel

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Candace Thaxton, Henrietta Meire, Elizabeth Knowelden

11 Hours 15 Minutes

Harlequin Audio

January 2019

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A New York Times Bestseller

“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

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, ManhattanOne 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.

A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019

“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

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  • Ellen V.

    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.

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  • Xilin B.

    Really enjoyed the book! Great listening and wonderfully narrated!

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  • Elizabeth V.

    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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  • Adria K.

    I really enjoyed this story, but found a couple of the narrators irritating:(

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  • Susan Rollenhagen

    This was a story about the war I'd never heard, the women of the SOE, very interesting. Could have dove deeper into the characters, but overall good. Did not like the narrator for Grace at all, her voice itself was grating and she really tried too hard with the inflections and it just didn't work for me. A distracting reader will take away from the story and that's what she did. I did like the other narrators ok.

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  • Joan S.

    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 !

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  • Kathleen S.

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

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  • Karyn B.

    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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  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the story and the narrators. A narrator can make or break an audio book, but this one used just the right inflection.

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  • Judy M.

    Really enjoyed this view of the war .... Occasionally the girls narrators were a bit annoying though

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