Norma and I have been spending time with our new little sweetie, Norma’s Granddaughter and we have kind of left Lindsay here holding together all that we have going on in our coulee here so to say. New Mom is tired and in need of Grandma so Norma will be missing for a bit. I am back home and hope to catch up soon with you all. Thank you, everyone, for sticking with us while we have been missing.
Today we bring Lindsay’s review for The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. It’s now available and this is one not to be missed. Norma and I will not be missing out. This is a group read going on as well and one Norma and I hope to jump into soon and will be bringing you more thoughts on this one soon.
This fascinating and unforgettable story, inspired by true events, revolves around a handpicked group of British female spies sent to France by a top-secret government division during WWII. Weeks of rigorous training aim to prepare these young women to venture into unknown territory, planting themselves as everyday French citizens, intending to smoothly transition into society. Putting their lives largely at risk, they plan to connect with the local resistance members, send back critical information and complete various goals of sabotage.
This book was exceptional! Extremely engrossing storyline. Beautiful and brilliant writing. Endearing and unforgettable characters. Smooth and seamlines timeline transitions. Suspense surrounding every chapter. The presentation, pace and flow of the story was perfection.
It is a deeply affecting novel that explores a shocking and largely unknown piece of wartime history, bringing to light the immense bravery and determination these women had in being able to step up and immerse themselves in this opportunity. As always, the fact that this was based on true events made the book even more powerful for me. If you enjoy historical fiction, you do not want to miss this! My one tiny critique was that I could have done without the romance.
Thank you to Edelweiss, Park Row Books and Pam Jenoff for providing me with an ARC to read and review!
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