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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,629 ratings  ·  383 reviews
Een meeslepende familiegeschiedenis, voor de vele lezers van De bakkersdochter, Het familieportret en De nachtegaal.

Columniste Emily denkt dat ze alles kwijt is: haar baan, haar familie en haar grote jeugdliefde. Dan ontvangt ze van een geheime afzender een prachtig, mysterieus schilderij: een portret van een vrouw, die ze direct herkent als een jonge versie van haar onlan
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 15th 2017 by Boekerij (first published June 7th 2016)
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
My first book by Kristin Harmel was charming, complex, well-researched, and nostalgic. Emily Emerson receives a painting from Germany, and in doing so, uncovers an enormous secret about her family. There were times when I had to suspend disbelief a little regarding the romance between Emily's grandparents, and I definitely could; but overall, it made the book "feel" more like a dramatic romance with a great historical backdrop, rather than meatier historical fiction. Written in two timelines, th ...more
Pam Jenoff
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book about a woman who finds a painting of her grandmother and uncovers a secret dating back to the internment of Germans in the southern United States during World War II. Nostalgic and bittersweet.
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading some of Kristin Harmel's previous novels and loving them, I knew I had to get my hands on this one too. Kristin has proven herself once again to be a skilled storyteller. When We Meet Again reminded me of The Sweetness of Forgetting, but there are some differences, as well. Both are about women who are in a rut in their own lives, searching for answers about their grandparents' lives. The historical aspects of both stories was around World War II. While "Sweetness" started in Franc ...more
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won
I really don't know where to begin and I am not the best at writing long reviews. I think I will stick to explaining my reaction to the book.

I won this book and was so excited to read it. I did not expect to love both the writing and the story as much as I did. The author, Kristin Harmel, is new to me but I loved this book so much that I will probably read other books by her in the near future. Additionally, this book was perfect for me because in addition to the wonderful story, it includes ar
Aestas Book Blog
I loved this author's last standalone and am looking forward to this one!

Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad ran out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was seventeen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she’s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea…until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. That woman is re
Rachael Burrows
I am an official reviewer for NetGalley. With that being said, I had the honor and privilege of reading When We Meet Again. I discovered Kristin Harmel last weekend, first reading The Sweetness of Forgetting and then The Life Intended. After reading When We Meet Again, I can honestly say that her style of writing is phenomenal. She keeps you asking questions the entire time. The way she weaves the stories in and out and the words, it makes for a wonderful read. I loved When We Meet Again. I love ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! The amount of research done was incredible-- and I learned about a portion of history that I didn't know.

It was a beautiful story that's about family secrets and the power of them.

I highly recommend it.
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This book - This book. It hit me hard in all sorts of places. Parts of this story are so sad and gut wrenching. Emotional and unbelievable. But a story that offers hope too. The author tells us that it is never too late for family.

Kristin Harmel has the magic touch with amazing stories that you just can't help but love. A craft master in creating stories so realistic you can imagine being right there too. This book made me sad and had me crying several times, so much that I didn't even want to c
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have very mixed feelings about When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel. A granddaughter receives an anonymous painting of what appears to be her grandmother, who has recently passed, with an unsigned note essentially saying that her grandfather never forgot about her grandmother (who he abandoned), that she was the love of his life. The mystery surrounding the painting is interesting and engaging, and I did learn about German POW(s) who were put to work as laborers in America during WW II.

Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, historical, writing
Here's my blurb for this fantastic book. Love Kristin Harmel's work!

Centering on a lesser-known facet of American history, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN is a gripping novel of history, art, and the power of love. Kristin Harmel’s work is always riveting but her storytelling reaches new heights with a tale that is layered, complex, and satisfying to the last page.
Caitlin Cohn
I was very interested in the premise of this book, as I like stories about researching family history that jump between different time periods. However, I was hoping for literary historical fiction and this was decidedly pop historical fiction. The writing is amateurish, full of cliches, and has awful dialogue. Even more frustrating was the plot line in which one character (who was a young white woman born in the south in the 1920s) was mysteriously, unusually kind to a young black boy to the po ...more
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ik was tot tranen toe geroerd door dit boek, waarin de zoektocht naar het verleden een rol speelt. Juist door deze zoektocht weet de hoofdpersoon Emily uiteindelijk familiepatronen te doorbreken. Prachtig geschreven verhaal. Het boek springt af en toe terug naar het verleden, waardoor je van de stukjes familiegeschiedenis die Emily in het heden terugvindt echt de emoties van destijds voelt. Aanrader.
Blodeuedd Finland
The eternal optimist died a bit here and kept on hoping. I knew they would get no hea, but hoped, even though hope had died a horrible death. Let me begin.

Emily is a journalist, down on her luck, and lonely. And then a mystery emerges. A painting from Germany showing her grandfather and stating that he always loved her grandmother. And this is a mystery that she needs to solve.

This whole family had issues. Her grandmother never met anyone else and was alone all her life, even if she had her son
Meital Ben-Daniel
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-at-war
After drying my tears and putting away some tissues, I can see the screen in front of me to write the following words of appreciation. I think Kristin Harmel excelled herself in this hearbreaking novel. It was even more moving than the previous "Sweetness in Forgetting", which I loved too.
The characters (Emily, Margaret, Peter, Mouse, Louise), each in his own special way, lure the reader into the story and a whole new world opens up, as the story unfolds.
I read the book in its Hebrew translati
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another beautifully written story by Kristin Harmel... :) It was so moving and touched me in a very personal way. Each time I read a Kristin Harmel book I find myself reflecting on the life wisdom that is very quietly laced within the pages. Her books are not just stories, they are an opportunity to reflect on the things that are most important in life.
After I finished this book the one thing that I came away with was this: If you are always looking to the past, you can never move toward the fu
This is my second read by this author and I thought it was just as great as the first one. I think if you loved The Life Intended, you will love When We Meet Again. Both books have some similarities such as switching back and forth between present time and another time. With this book, the author wrote in both present and past about more than one love story, but they were connected.

I was really taken by surprise when this author began writing about the past and the history that she brought up. I
This author's stories are compulsively readable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was one of those written in 2 time lines, which I sometimes like, sometimes not. But this one I really liked. One time line was contemporary, the other during WWII. It was not just a story about the war and its effects on down the line, but also of family, what tears them apart and puts them back together and what constitutes family. I did not want to put it down and cried at the end! Having a hard time choosing ...more
A very compelling read about families, their secrets, separation, regrets & learning to forgive yourself. This book has it all.
A mysterious painting sets Emily off on a journey to hunt for answers to questions that have always haunted her about her past. This book grips you from the first page. I thought this was going be a lightweight romance but i was wrong. It's about the importance of families, anger forgiveness & ultimately finding peace.
Highly recommended!
3.5- lots of good things in this book unfortunately I was just wanted to scream- "we get it! They loved each other."
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: roman
Ich bin von diesem Buch restlos begeistert und konnte es kaum aus der Hand legen. Das hat mehrere Gründe. Zum einen ist die Protagonistin Emily wirklich sehr sympathisch. Sie hat ihre Großmutter verloren, die immer an ihrer Seite stand, zu ihrem Vater hat sie ein schlechtes Verhältnis. Auch im Job läuft es gar nicht rund. Als dann das im Klappentext erwähnte Gemälde bei ihr eintrifft, macht sie sich auf die Suche nach ihrem Großvater, den nie jemand kennengelernt hat.

Und dann geht die Geschichte
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”Sometimes, when you’re living with a broke heart, it’s too hard to give voice to the stories that hurt the most.

Just about near perfect!

Review coming soon!!!
Janet Tomasson
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A very light and readable book Written in plain language. It has a lot of clichés about love and the connection between lovers or family members. Kitch lovers will love this book very much. I'm on the other hand, not one of those.
The heroine of the story is Emily who remains alone in the world. Her mother died, and her father abandoned her when she was a child. She is not in close contact with her father for whom she is furious. Emily was very attached to her grandmother Margaret, and now she to
I can confidently say this is one of my favorite reads of the year!
Kristin Harmel is a beautiful story weaver. She wrote a magical tale of star-crossed loves and their granddaughter’s search for the truth.

Modern day meets the 1940’s after Emily Emerson receives a note and painting featuring a woman who resembles a younger version of her recently deceased grandmother.
The note stating that her grandmother was the love of her grandfather’s life doesn’t coincide with the little bit of information
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When We Meet Again - Review

I knew even before I picked it up, that I would love When We Meet Again, but if I am being honest, I was not at prepared for just how much. This book is a gem. Beautifully written and brilliantly researched, the story contained within these pages will keep you spellbound to it’s very last.

This is a love story told in flashbacks that are woven into Emily Emerson’s search for the artist who painted the picture of her grandmother. They are beautiful vignettes of how this
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Emily Emerson has some baggage. Her dad left her and her mother when she was just a little girl and then her mother died when she was seventeen years old. She always thought her father would step in and take over, but that never happened. Her grandmother took care of her and recently, she has passed away. On top of it, she lost an important job. So, things are looking pretty grim for Emily, that is until a mysterious package arrives at her house from Germany. Emily comes to realize it is a paint ...more
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a complete and total delight! When We Meet Again was my introduction to Kristin Harmel. Set in present day and WWII era Florida and Germany, this novel deals not only with star crossed and eternal love, but how choices made can affect your life, and the life of your family forever. A child of a dysfunctional family, Emily winds up on a quest to unlock secrets from her grandmother's past. In doing so, she deals with her own tightly kept secrets, and discovers the healing power of forgiveness ...more
2.5 Stars

Very mixed feelings about this one. I wanted to know what happened next and was into the storyline despite my internal eye rolling. The issue I really had was the writing style. It was a bit too melodramatic and maudlin for my taste. Also, Emily, despite being a journalist, wasn’t a great researcher and really had a hard time linking facts together. She was a bit dim to me. The linkage of family issues were also too much tell when the show was fine. Still, I blew through this and it hel
Serendipity Loves
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read
This is the first of Kristen Harmels books I have read. I received a copy, from the publisher via Net Gallery in return for a fair and honest review.

Oh my, when Kirsten's books have been described as engaging, absorbing and enthralling I now know why after reading this.

It gets you hooked from the first chapter until the end and ca easily be read in one sitting.

Emily finds herself alone, she has lost her job, her grandmother died when she was 17, her mother died earlier and her father left whe
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
German POW's in America? I had never heard of such a thing. That's why I love to read, it helps me look smart. Ha!!

Wow, I absolutely loved this book. It was like a never ending scavenger hunt, but it wasn't defeat you felt when the clue turned into a left turn. It was just another twist that helped you understand why these star crossed lovers were lost for so long. If your going to read this, and I strongly suggest that you do, be sure to pull out the tissues. You are certainly going to need the
Janneke Maat
Tot tranen toe geroerd, het mooiste boek dat ik in 2017 heb gelezen. De invloed van familiegeschiedenis en -patronen van generatie op generatie goed uitgewerkt.
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Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels. Her latest, THE WINEMAKER'S WIFE, is coming in August 2019 from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men ...more
“Every time someone hurts you, you carry a little piece of that with you. When it’s one of the people who’s supposed to love you most in the world, well, I’d imagine that takes a whole chunk out of your faith in humanity.” 0 likes
“But in life, Emily, for every path you decide to walk down, there’s a path you’ve decided to turn away from. Each fork in the road leads us further from where we began. And one cannot look back. Only forward. Otherwise, you’ll get stuck standing in place.” 0 likes
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