Pre-Launch Party with Orlando Author Kristin Harmel



Come and join Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park for a launch event and book signing with author Kristin Harmel, as we celebrate the paperback release of The Paris Daughter. General Admission is $5 and this can be used toward your purchase of The Paris Daughter at Writer's Block Bookstore.

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please follow the link here and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.

Kristin will be providing wine for attendees to enjoy during the event! Come by, sip some wine, chat with fellow historical fiction lovers, and meet Kristin Harmel during this celebration.


Instant New York Times bestseller!

“A gorgeous, gut-wrenching” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) historical novel about two mothers facing unthinkable choices as the Nazis invade France—from the New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel.

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.

When the war finally ends, 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 her daughter 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.

A sweeping celebration of resilience, motherhood, and love, The Paris Daughter is “historical fiction at its best” (Sadeqa Johnson, New York Times bestselling author).


Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels including The Forest of Vanishing Stars, The Book of Lost Names, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. She is published in more than thirty languages and is the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series, Friends & Fiction. She lives in Orlando, Florida.


"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. It is a poignant portrait of how we assign guilt even in the most blameless of circumstances and 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

“Kristin Harmel is one of my must-read authors, and I loved THE PARIS DAUGHTER....Harmel exemplifies the best in historical fiction; a story that brings history to vivid life, and one that enlightens as well as moves the reader.”
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

"The Paris Daughter stole - and broke - my historical-loving heart. Beautifully written and emotionally charged.... (it) is sure to delight (Harmel's) many devoted fans, and captivate many more. Absolutely wonderful!"
— Hazel Gaynor, NYT bestselling author of The Last Lifeboat



Event date: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
316 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
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