THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
★★★★/ 5 (Standard)
★★★.5 / 5(Mama Scale)
Historical Fiction about female spies, mystery, love, and friendship during WWII.
What do you get when you take the Alice Network, throw in a little Lilac Girls, and slap British accents on top?
This beauty right here!
I’m a sucker for WWII novels — especially ones about the hidden, “woman’s war.” Jenoff (who also wrote The Orphan’s Tale) pens a fascinating narrative about the war’s British spy network and the women whose lives became so enraptured by it.
With notes of romance and mystery, Jenoff encourages the reader to discover along with characters inside of the pages the true story behind the unit’s dissolve. I found myself cheering for and mourning with each character as their lives were tossed about by circumstances they couldn’t always control.
There was one love story that was just not believable for me and at times I felt the writing lacking the dazzling effect worthy of a binge-read. But, overall, an absolutely enjoyable book and one of the best audiobooks I’ve heard in a while!
Overall, a great read, but nothing monumentally special.
I’d recommend if you like enjoyed the Alice Network or Lilac Girls and/or want to read more books about WWII from a woman’s perspective.
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