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Cover Reveal for Kristin Harmel


I am so excited that my Friends and Fiction co-host Kristin Harmel has just released the cover for her June 6, 2023 book, The Paris Daughter.


Check it out here!



Coming June 6, 2023

Gallery Books

Hardcover & e-book formats



“Kristin Harmel is one of my must-read authors, and I loved THE PARIS DAUGHTER. It’s the moving and heartbreaking story of Elise and Juliette, two young mothers who become friends in wartime Paris, and I found myself immersed in their relationship, their marriages, and their plight from the first page. 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. Merci beaucoup, Kristin!” – Lisa Scottoline New York Times bestselling author




About the Book


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.






Photo Credit: Bud Johnson Photography


About the Author

New York Times Bestselling Author and Podcast Host


Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, EPCA, and Globe and Mail bestselling author of sixteen novels and podcast host. She is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019. Patti is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly online Friends and Fiction live web show and podcast.


A full-time author, mother of three, and grandmother of two, she lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama with her husband, Pat Henry.


Her newest novel, The Secret Book of Flora Lea, is set outside Oxford in the hamlet of Binsey, and will be released on May 2nd, 2023 with Simon & Schuster Atria. Read More and Pre-order now.


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