Kirstin Harmel The Paris Daughter


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An unmissable reading treat' Lancashire Evening Post A heartwrenching and evocative wartime novel, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Rachel Hore and Lucinda Riley.

Two mothers. Two daughters. Two families torn apart forever. Paris, 1939. Elise and Juliette are certain nothing can come between them. So, when war breaks out and Elise is forced to flee, she entrusts Juliette with her daughter, playmate to Juliette's own little girl. More than a year later, with the war finally ending, Elise returns to reunite with her daughter, only to find her friend's bookstore reduced to rubble - and Juliette nowhere to be found.

What happened to Mathilde in those last terrible moments? Juliette has seemingly vanished without a trace, taking all the answers with her. Elise's desperate search leads her to New York - and to Juliette - one final, fateful time. The Paris Daughter is a story about mothers and daughters, the way loss transforms us, and the roads we find to beginning anew in the face of impossible odds.

PRAISE FOR KRISTIN HARMEL: 'Kristin Harmel is firmly in the top echelon of WW2 storytellers' HEATHER MORRIS 'A master storyteller' SANTA MONTEFIORE.

About the Author

Kristin Harmel (born May 4, 1979) is an American novelist. Her most notable works include The Book of Lost Names, The Forest of Vanishing Stars, The Sweetness of Forgetting, and The Paris Daughter.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Harmel gained her first writing experience at the age of 16 as a sports reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, and Tampa Bay AllSports magazine while still attending Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Florida.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Harmel was a reporter for PEOPLE magazine from 2000 to 2012 and a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated television morning show "The Daily Buzz. Her work has appeared in dozens of other publications, including Men's Health, Glamour, YM, Teen People, Peopleen Español, Runner's World, American Baby, Every Day With Rachel Ray, and more.

Harmel resides in Orlando, Florida.

Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have been New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers and international bestsellers. Her The Book of Lost Names was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and for a Goodreads Choice Award in 2020.

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The Paris Daughter tore up my heart and put it back together again' -- New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly. 

'A gorgeous, gut-wrenching read!' -- New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn.

'The Paris Daughter is a heartrending, uplifting novel . . . a powerful reminder of the importance of moving on from the past before we become trapped there' -- Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library.

'Harmel exemplifies the best in historical fiction' -- New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline.

'A powerful exploration of the depths of a mother's love and the impossible choices that must be made during times of war . . . It was unputdownable' -- New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo.

'Her exquisite and gut-wrenching novel reveals that even in the darkest times, there are rays of light' -- New York Times bestselling author Lisa Barr.

'Powerful, deeply emotional, and sure to be on everyone's "must read" list' -- New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

'The Paris Daughter is an all-consuming tale of war, love and family, and at its core is a heart touching look at a mother's love and the sacrifices we make for our children' -- Sadeqa Johnson, bestselling author of The House of Eve.

'A heart-wrenching wartime story of motherly sacrifice, guilt, and above all, love' -- Jennifer Rosner, award-winning author of The Yellow Bird Sings and Once We Were Home.

'Brilliantly crafted and heart-shatteringly beautiful . . . This is a timeless book of survival, strength, courage, a forever lasting song calling for peace' -- Nguyen Phan Que Mai, internationally best-selling author of The Mountains Sing and Dust Child.

'An unmissable reading treat' * Lancashire Evening Post *


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