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.
knew it was very dangerous for the women to be doing these covert deeds
as well as knowing that they are not as strong or physically equipped
as men, but the women were definitely less easy to spot or were they?
She had to prove to the men in charge that the women she chose were the
right ones, and the women could carry out the operations.
1944 - Marie was recruited for one of the dangerous jobs in France since she spoke fluent French.
went through training with Eleanor who was strict and difficult but
with Marie knowing she really wasn't. When Marie was sent on her first
mission. she was terrified as each woman had been, but the job needed to
1946 - Grace found a suitcase in Grand Central
that had an envelope with photographs of women. This was after the war,
and these photographs made Grace curious about who these women were and
why that specific suitcase had been abandoned.
Grace needed to
find out why the photos were in this abandoned suitcase, who these women
in the photos were, and what the connection was to the past and to the
war. Grace was also avoiding or was she unconsciously enjoying the
company and attention of her dead husband's best friend, Mark.
follow the lives of these three women in alternating time periods as
Pam Jenoff does her magic of detailing and informing us about their
private lives, their roles in history, and the situations they were in
and had been involved in.
Historical fiction fans as well as women's fiction fans will devour this marvelous book.
THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS is another beautiful, well-researched Pam Jenoff creation.
DO NOT miss reading this book. 5/5
This book was given to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.