Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Lost Girls of Paris

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Lost Girls of Paris
Pam Jenoff
Expected publication date: February 5, 2019
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 spies during World War II.

1946, Manhattan

Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she 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 ring 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. - from Goodreads
I love wartime stories and especially ones that focus on women and the roles they played!

42 comments:

  1. Oh wow, WOW! I love the sound of this -- of what these women were capable off and how they helped and changed things -- and how did that suitcase end up where it did?!

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    1. I know, these characters are going to be incredible!

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  2. Oh, I absolutely love this choice, Angela, and I have it coming up! I’m a huge fan of this author! I hope you enjoy! And yes, wartime stories with a focus on women are typically so memorable and rewarding.

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  3. Great cover. Hope you love this one.

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  4. I just heard about this book today, it sounds fantastic! Great pick :)

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  5. Female spies in WWII- sounds pretty awesome. Nice cover too.

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  6. Oh, wow! This one sounds very interesting, you got me the moment you said female spies and inspired by true events. I’ll definitely look forward to this one.
    Thank you so much for showcasing it.
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and Happy Holiday Season.
    Always, Helena

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  7. Oooh, this sounds like another powerful read!

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  8. I enjoyed one of Pam Jenoff's other books and I like the sound of this one, so I think I'll have to try to pick it up once it's out. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! I haven't read anything else by her.

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  9. Those war stories always hit me in the feels, and a friendship focus is always a winner too. Sounds fantastic!

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  10. I'm very excited for this one too. I love war stories and the idea of a women ring of spies really intrigues me.

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    1. I know, anything that references WWII, I'm all in for,

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  11. Oooh! This sounds so interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. I used to always think I didn't like war stories but now that I've read so many focusing on the role women played during the wars it's really changed my mind about them. I feel like I've learned so much more. This one sounds like a great one not to miss!

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    1. I agree, a lot of historical fiction really teaches me something!

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  13. This sounds good! Hope you enjoy it!

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  14. I do like the sound of wartime stories that center women. I hope you end up enjoying this one!

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  15. I have this coming up next year, so am so glad to hear you liked it. Aren't you amazed how much there is that we never really learned about WWII?

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    1. I know, there always seems to be new stories and angles to explore!

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  16. You know I am excited for this one as well! I love the cover, too! Great pick!

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  17. Oooh this sounds really good and that cover is beautiful! I hope you enjoy this!

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  18. Whoa, this is based off a true story? Count me in, I'm interested in this. I love the sound of secret agents. :D

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  19. I have this one on my TBR as well. Jenoff is one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to find out how this one goes. I hope that we both love it. :)

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    1. I hope so, too! This will be my first book by her.

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  20. This sounds interesting. Manhattan in 1946...That grabs you. I love the cover and will have to put this on my TBR list! Great pick!

    Mary

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