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Kristin Harmel

USA flag (b.1979)

Kristin Harmel is a novelist whose books have been translated into numerous languages and are sold all over the world. A longtime reporter for People magazine, Kristin’s other magazine credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, American Baby, Men’s Health, American Way and Runner’s World magazines. She also appears regularly as the travel expert on the nationally televised morning show “The Daily Buzz.” Kristin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has lived in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Miami and now resides primarily in Orlando, Fla.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
New Books
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Snow Globe (2012)
   How to Save a Life (2016)
Series contributed to
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Shoot the Moon (2023)
Isa Arsén
"Utterly original and overflowing with love in its purest form, Shoot the Moon is a one-of-a-kind journey through space, time and history."
Nineteen Steps (2023)
Millie Bobby Brown
"Centered around a real-life historical event that counts as the UK's largest loss of civilian life during the Second World War, Nineteen Steps shines a brilliant light on a dark moment in history. Actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Millie Bobby Brown soars in her debut novel, bringing to life the joy and heartache of wartime England, as well as the visceral terror that came with frequent German bombings over London. Full of heartbreak and hope, and overflowing with vibrant characters you'll root hard for, Nineteen Steps will plunge you into the 1940s East End and will stay in your heart for a long time to come."
Bessie (2023)
Linda Kass
"Linda Kass imagines the early life of the five-foot-ten beauty from the Bronx who became the first - and so far only - Jewish woman to win the crown, a feat made all the more fascinating by the fact that her victory came just six days after the end of World War II, at a time when anti-Semitism was so rampant . . . . Kass gives a detailed look at Myerson's young adulthood, the runup to winning the coveted crown, and the aftermath, when, cutting short her Miss America tour, she decides to instead tour on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League to combat prejudice. Bessie is a tender, sensitive, and well-researched exploration of the inner life of a legendary beauty, who was fighting personal battles the world never saw."
The Last Lifeboat (2023)
Hazel Gaynor
"A searing, emotional, based-on-a-true-story tale of impossible survival and incredible hope aboard a single lifeboat adrift in a greedy, perilous sea. ... Gaynor's story is powerful not just in its closely researched adherence to astonishing historical truth, but also in the way she so richly imagines the emotions of both those aboard the doomed ship and those on land who made the wrenching decision to part with their children. You'll be on the edge of your seat as you root for a mother who's lost nearly everything, a courageous children's guardian finding her inner strength, and a ragtag group of survivors alone in the storm-tossed Atlantic."
The Secret Book of Flora Lea (2023)
Patti Callahan Henry
"Patti Callahan Henry is a master of the elusive fairy tale, and nowhere is her talent on better display than in the pages of The Secret Book of Flora Lea, a bittersweet tale of loss, destiny, and the strings of deep love that bind us together across the years. The terror and heartbreak of the World War II children's evacuation of London collide with the dangling threads of an unsolved mystery that picks up nearly two decades later, at the dawn of the swinging Sixties. This heartrending, captivating tale of family, first love, and fate will sweep you away."
Halfway to You (2023)
Jennifer Gold
"An emotional, twisty story of love, grief, and second chances, Halfway to You asks important questions about forgiveness, fate, and family. If you're anything like me, you'll flip the pages quickly and shed more than a few tears as celebrated author Ann and young podcaster Maggie struggle toward heartbreaking truth."

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