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Kristin Harmel


Kristin Harmel

Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE ROOM ON RUE AMÉLIE and THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, along with several other novels. Her work has been featured in PeopleWoman’s Day, Men’s Health and Ladies’ Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

Books by Kristin Harmel

by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater --- rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate. When Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love --- and the champagne house that ties them together.

by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Ruby first marries the dashing Frenchman she meets in a coffee shop, she pictures a life strolling arm in arm along French boulevards. But it’s 1938, and war is looming on the horizon. Unfortunately, her marriage soon grows cold and bitter --- all while the Germans flood into Paris. When her husband is killed, Ruby discovers the secret he had been hiding --- he was a member of the French resistance --- and now she is determined to take his place. She becomes involved in hiding Allied soldiers who have landed in enemy territory. But her skills are ultimately put to the test when she begins concealing her 12-year-old Jewish neighbor, Charlotte, whose family was rounded up by the Gestapo.

by Kristin Harmel - Fiction

Emily Emerson is used to being alone. Her dad ran out on the family when she was just a kid, her mom died when she was 17, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away. 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 recognizable as her grandmother --- and the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, “He always loved her.” Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig. And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history.

by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

After her husband’s sudden death over 10 years ago, Kate Waithman never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she’s planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn’t she more excited? At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she’s really ready to move on.

by Kristin Harmel - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother --- and what she learns may change everything. THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING is the book that made Kristin Harmel an international bestseller.