Books Over Drinks with Kristin Harmel

Thu, Jun 8, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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M. Judson Booksellers
130 S Main St #200a, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
M. Judson Booksellers

Join us for an evening with Krisitn Harmel! Bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (People) The Book of Lost Names, Kristin’s latest book is a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. Come sip a book-inspired cocktail while we hear all about the writing of The Paris Daughter.

Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.


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—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.

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.


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.