My first impression of this book came from the cover. I find the cover-art fairly simple, but eyecatching. The cover fits the feel of the book
Author Pam Jenoff is so insanely talented. If you haven't heard of her or her work, you're missing out. And you definitely should read this book. The words flow so beautifully. The characters are well-developed as well.
The Lost Girls of Paris is a historical fiction novel based in 1946 in Manhattan. It's inspired by true events, which makes this book that much more special!
Main character Grace Healey is on her way to work when she finds an abandoned suitcase under a bench. It's full of photos of different women, and Grace decides to take the suitcase. She soon learns the suitcase belongs to Eleanor Trigg. Eleanor is leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Grace sets out to learn the story of these women in the photographs. She finds herself particularly interested in a mom turned agent named Marie.
Based on this book alone, I would read many many more books by Pam Jenoff.