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Kristin Harmel

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Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels. Her latest, THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, is out now from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men’s Health, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Travel + Leisure, and more.

Kristin grew up in Peabody, Mass.; Worthington, Ohio; and St. Petersburg, Fla., and she graduated with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida. After spending time living in Paris, she now lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband and young son.

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Kristin Harmel Hi Brooke. Sorry for the delay in reply! Thanks for the kind words! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed WHEN YOU WISH!! I had so much fun writing it. I…moreHi Brooke. Sorry for the delay in reply! Thanks for the kind words! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed WHEN YOU WISH!! I had so much fun writing it. I wrote a novel called AFTER a year after I wrote WHEN YOU WISH, and it's also about a teen girl, but it's a bit more serious. I actually like it a little better than WHEN YOU WISH, just because it has a bit more depth. I hope you can find that one somewhere and that you enjoy it too!(less)
Kristin Harmel Very sorry for the delay! For some reason, I never saw this question! To be honest, I'm much better at the actual writing of the novels than I am at…moreVery sorry for the delay! For some reason, I never saw this question! To be honest, I'm much better at the actual writing of the novels than I am at promoting them in a sensible, consistent way (which makes me very grateful that I have a publishing company to do much of that for me). I enjoy interacting with readers via Facebook, Twitter and my web site, but I'm not sure if that necessarily counts as an author platform tool!(less)
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The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

In the author's note in the back of The Room on Rue Amélie (March 27, 2018: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), I mention Virginia D'Albert-Lake, an American woman who married a Frenchman and found herself living in France at the dawn of World War II. Much like Ruby, the main character in The Room on Rue Amélie, Virginia decided to stay in France and help. That decision shaped the course of h... Read more of this blog post »
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"4 stars to this historical drama of WWII, The Room on Rue Amelie!

I have enjoyed other books by Kristin Harmel, but The Room on Rue Amelie may just be my favorite from her.

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Many thanks to Gallery Books and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.

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"I won this ARC through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you so much Gallery Books!

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“Life doesn't work out the way we plan, but maybe it works out the way it's supposed to after all.”
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“Some days I wake up and think, How did I get here? It's like one day, you just realize you're not young anymore, and you already made your choices, and now it's too late to change anything.”
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“You have to be absolutely sure. Otherwise, regret will grow in spaces you don’t even know are there.”
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Beautiful Ruins Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter by Jess Walter
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.
 
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Britt-Marie Was Here Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman by Fredrik Backman
From the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, a heartwarming and hilarious story of a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village and a woman who finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest of places.
 
  4 votes 33.3%

The Sweetness of Forgetting The Sweetness of Forgetting  by Kristin Harmel by Kristin Harmel
A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother's and what she learns may change everything. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the book that made Kristin Harmel an international bestseller.
 
  3 votes 25.0%

The Wangs vs. the World The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang by Jade Chang
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together
 
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Siracusa Siracusa by Delia Ephron by Delia Ephron
New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine—Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, Snow. “From the beginning,” says Taylor, “it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together.” Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities, past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.
 
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Kristin Harmel My new obsession with goodreads, and my absorption in the book I'm reading (CAGE OF STAR by Jacquelyn Mitchard) are preventing me from writing today! Eek!


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