Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING by Kristin Harmel
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING by Kristin Harmel. Kristin Harmel is one of my favorite historical fiction authors so I’m always eager to get my hands on every new novel she comes out with. This one sounds fabulous, especially since it’s set in both Cape Cod and Paris.
THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING by Kristin Harmel
Publication Date: August 7, 2022 by Gallery Books
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.
At thirty-six, Hope McKenna-Smith is no stranger to bad news. She lost her mother to cancer, her husband left her for a twenty-two year old, and her bank account is nearly depleted. Her own dreams of becoming a lawyer long gone, she’s running a failing family bakery on Cape Cod and raising a troubled preteen.
Now, Hope’s beloved French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape with her fabulous pastries for more than fifty years, is drifting away into a haze of Alzheimer’s. But in a rare moment of clarity, Mamie realizes that unless she tells Hope about the past, the secrets she has held on to for so many years will soon be lost forever. Tantalizingly, she reveals mysterious snippets of a tragic history in Paris. And then, arming her with a scrawled list of names, she sends Hope to France to uncover a seventy-year-old mystery.
Hope’s emotional journey takes her through the bakeries of Paris and three religious traditions, all guided by Mamie’s fairy tales and the sweet tastes of home. As Hope pieces together her family’s history, she finds horrific Holocaust stories mixed with powerful testimonies of her family’s will to survive in a world gone mad. And to reunite two lovers torn apart by terror, all she’ll need is a dash of courage, and the belief that God exists everywhere, even in cake…
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
Family secrets and Paris – I can’t resist!
I love the idea of a woman who goes all the way to Paris to uncover a mystery. This sounds really good!
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…Future Fiction #187 – Cover Reveals & Newly Discovered SFF Books
I love that idea too. 🙂
This does sound like a wonderful read, and those settings don’t hurt either… 🙂
Greg recently posted…Travelers 01×02
Right? Loving those settings. 🙂
Beautiful cover and it sounds good too. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
Cindy Davis recently posted…Can’t Wait Wednesday-Crossfire
That sounds like a lovely book! I’ll have to pick it up. Thank you for sharing.
Come see what I’m waiting on this week!
Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen recently posted…Book Review: Forest of Dreams and Whispers by Katherine Macdonald
I love a good family saga and the Cape Cod and Paris settings are icing on the cake!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…WWW Wednesday #114 | July 27, 2022
When it rains, it pours misery for some people. I have already decided that wonderful things must happen for Hope.
Sam@WLABB recently posted…Can’t Wait Wednesday!
I’ve never read Hamel, but the settings are appealing! Hope it’s a win!
Rachel @Waves of Fiction recently posted…Blog Tour Review & Excerpt: Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood
I’ve had really good luck with her historical fiction.
This sounds like a really emotional read with all the things it covers – I do hope that the story has a happy ending with so much tragedy along the way!
Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂
Mica – Away From The Blue recently posted…Linen Outfits In Winter: Magnificent 8 Style Challenge
I hope so too!
As I love WWII stories, this seems just my kind of book Suzanne!
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