Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE PARIS DAUGHTER 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 PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel. I know I have a long wait for this one, but I just love Kristin Harmel’s books and couldn’t wait to share this one with you since she just revealed that gorgeous cover this week. It sounds like it’s going to be a heart-wrenching read, which is not a surprise based on the subject matter and the time period.
THE PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel
Publication Date: June 6, 2023 by Gallery Books
From the bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (People) The Book of Lost Names comes a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation.
Paris, 1939: Young mothers Elise and Juliette become fast friends the day they meet in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne. Though there is a shadow of war creeping across Europe, neither woman suspects that their lives are about to irrevocably change.
When Elise becomes a target of the German occupation, she entrusts Juliette with the most precious thing in her life—her young daughter, playmate to Juliette’s own little girl. But nowhere is safe in war, not even a quiet little bookshop like Juliette’s Librairie des Rêves, and, when a bomb falls on their neighborhood, Juliette’s world is destroyed along with it.
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. Surviving neighbors tell her that Juliette and a little girl survived. But which little girl—and what happened in the bookstore’s final moments? Juliette has seemingly vanished without a trace, taking all the answers with her. Elise’s desperate quest to find out what happened to her daughter ultimately leads her to New York—and to Juliette—one final, fateful time.
An “exquisite and gut-wrenching novel” (Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author) you won’t soon forget, The Paris Daughter is also a sweeping celebration of resilience, motherhood, and love.
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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. 🙂
Urg! What a heart-wrenching situation! And all the more devastating, because there were situations where such things happened… I hope you enjoy this one, Suzanne.
Thanks, I hope so too. 🙂
I haven’t read Harmel in awhile, but I cannot resist a WWII book. This sounds heartbreaking!
Same here! There are several new ones coming out in the spring that I’m excited about. I’m actually featuring another one next week.
OMG this DOES sound heart wrenching!! I can’t wait for you to read it😁
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I think I’ll be keeping some tissues handy when I’m reading it, lol.
Wow, there is a long wait for this one. I’ve never read anything by Harmel but several of hers are on my radar.
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She has some really good ones out there. My favorites so far are The Forest of Vanishing Stars and The Book of Lost Names.
I’ve read a book by this author this year and I enjoyed it. I added this one to my TBR as well.
I hope it’s a great read for you!
Now, that sounds very intriguing. I like the cover design. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. That goes straight onto my wishlist.
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You’re welcome! If you end up reading it, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
This sounds like a very emotional read! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
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WWII stories never fail to gut punch me
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Right? Same here. I love them so much but they are emotionally draining.
Oh my heart — ‘gutwrenching’ might be an understatement with this one!
I’ve never read any of Harmel’s books, but this might be a great one to start with!
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I’ve really enjoyed all of the ones I’ve read. Highly recommend The Forest of Vanishing Stars and The Book of Lost Names.