Kristina McMorris

Jennife...
8,116 books | 1,216 friends

Laura Rash
1,163 books | 726 friends

Tatiana
798 books | 58 friends

Brina
603 books | 4,999 friends

Catherine
421 books | 1,686 friends

Michele
27,352 books | 5,001 friends

Susan
9,853 books | 842 friends

♡ Kim ♡
1,118 books | 2,542 friends

More friends…

Kristina McMorris

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
June 2010

URL


KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her novels have garnered more than two dozen literary awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her works of fiction have been published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. Her forthcoming novel, Sold on a Monday (Sourcebooks Landmark, 8-28-18), follows her widely praised The Edge of Lost, The Pieces We Keep, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, and Letters from Home. Additionally, her novellas are featured in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Prior to her writing career, Kristina hos ...more

To ask Kristina McMorris questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Kristina McMorris Hi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take…moreHi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take some time off. The constant kid/life/deadline juggle was taking its toll, and I really needed to step away and take a breath. And I'm so glad I did! I'm finally back to working hard on a new historical novel (this one again set in the 1930s) and am thoroughly enjoying writing again. I'll be SO excited to share more soon! :) (less)
Kristina McMorris I would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a…moreI would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a cafeteria line menu: pick and choose what works for you. Don't let anyone edit out the uniqueness of your voice. (less)
Average rating: 3.84 · 17,593 ratings · 3,180 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Edge of Lost

3.84 avg rating — 5,581 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Letters from Home

3.82 avg rating — 2,623 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sold on a Monday

3.88 avg rating — 2,974 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Pieces We Keep

3.81 avg rating — 2,454 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

3.87 avg rating — 2,020 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Christmas Collector

3.61 avg rating — 28 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Grand Central: Original Sto...

by
3.86 avg rating — 1,456 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy...

by
3.49 avg rating — 557 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Of Love and Life: A Rural A...

by
4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Winter Wonderland

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kristina McMorris…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: As the American daughter of a Japanese immigrant father and Caucasian mother, I'm excited to share a sneak peek of my forthcoming novel, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES. The story features a violinist named Maddie Kern, who secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend -- the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. Refusing to be separated from her husband, Maddie dares to voluntarily live in an internment camp. When her husband, Lane, enlists in a secret branch of the U.S. Army to prove his allegiance to America, every character will uncover the truth of those they label "the enemy," while learning where their deepest loyalties lie. (Reading group guide and Asian-fusion recipes included in the book!)
LETTERS FROM HOME (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Inspired by my grandparents' courtship, LETTERS FROM HOME is a WWII love story featuring a Midwestern infantryman who falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's writing to isn't the one replying. Woven around this tenuous thread are the stories of three female friends whose journeys toward independence take unexpected turns as a result of romance, tragedy, and deception, their repercussions heightened by an era of the unknown. (Reading group guide and 1940s recipes included in the book!)

Kristina’s Recent Updates

Kristina McMorris rated a book it was amazing
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Rate this book
Clear rating
An equally fascinating figure and read! Here's my quote from an early peek:

“In her latest novel, Marie Benedict deftly portrays the fascinating life of Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood icon whose scientific accomplishments have long been eclipsed by her sen
...more
Kristina McMorris rated a book it was amazing
Girls on the Line by Aimie K. Runyan
Girls on the Line:
by Aimie K. Runyan (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
So happy this book is now out in the world! Here was my quote:

“Once again, Aimie K. Runyan shines a much-deserved spotlight on unsung female heroes in history. Set during the First World War, GIRLS ON THE LINE follows the arduous journey of an Army
...more
Girls on the Line by Aimie K. Runyan
"This is a wonderful book about Ruby, a young woman who leaves her fiance after her brother is killed fighting in World War I and joins the Army Signal Corps. to serve in war-torn France. It is not only a great story, but you will love learning abo..." Read more of this review »
Kristina McMorris rated a book it was amazing
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
Rate this book
Clear rating
I had the honor of reading Susan Meissner's latest novel for a cover quote, and absolutely loved it:

“A beautifully poignant tale, THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR explores the complexities of love, friendship, and the fleeting truths of identity. With vivid
...more
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
"Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. Set during the Great Depression, this book begins with a photographer capturing the searing image of children being sold by their desperate mother. I was mesmerized by this heart-ripping tale which poignantly..." Read more of this review »
Kristina McMorris and 7 other people liked Melissa's review of Sold on a Monday:
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
"I always enjoy Kristina McMorris' novels. She manages to transport me to another time and place each time I read one of them. This time, she took me to Philadelphia (and New York) in the early 1930's for a captivating story that has stuck with me..." Read more of this review »
Kristina McMorris wants to read
Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel  Lyon
Self-Portrait with Boy
by Rachel Lyon (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kristina McMorris wants to read
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
The Huntress
by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kristina McMorris wants to read
Rush by Lisa Patton
Rush
by Lisa Patton (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Kristina's books…
“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home

“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home
tags: love

Polls

More...
“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home
tags: love

“Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the “right side” of the war, ever heard—let alone answered?”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home

“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home

“In seven days God had created the Earth. In a single day mankind had turned it upside down.”
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 88875 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
53412 Historical Info for Historical Fiction Readers — 1520 members — last activity Dec 07, 2018 09:55PM
Information about eras past in different parts of the world. Help for readers who may feel lost in an unfamiliar historical setting, may not understan ...more
15591 Kindleboards.com — 272 members — last activity Oct 08, 2018 02:53PM
A group for members of the Kindleboards.com forum, and friends of members of the Kindleboards.com forum
25x33 Sisterhood of the Traveling Book — 281 members — last activity Oct 28, 2016 10:56AM




Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Kristina McMorris I'm so glad you loved them!


message 3: by Susan

Susan I read Grand Central and loved all the stories!!


Kristina McMorris Oh, wonderful! Good luck with the move -- that part is never much fun. And yep, the new book is almost done. Yay! Just got the cover and I love it so much I can hardly stand it. Will share soon! So nice to hear from you. Wishing you happy holidays too! :)


message 1: by Susan

Susan We are moving back to your side!!! Done living in the sticks!! I see you have a new book coming out!! YAY!!!!! Happy Holidays!!


back to top