Emily thinks she s lost everything until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world The new novel from the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended shows why her books are hailed as engaging People , absorbing Kirkus Reviews and enthralling Fresh Fiction.Emily Emerson is used to being alone Emily thinks she s lost everything until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world The new novel from the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended shows why her books are hailed as engaging People , absorbing Kirkus Reviews and enthralling Fresh Fiction.Emily Emerson is used to being alone her dad ran out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was seventeen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well But when she s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky That woman is recognizable as her grandmother and the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, He always loved her Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history Her trail leads her to the POW internment camps of Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmersd sometimes fell in love with American women But how does this all connect to the painting The answer to that question will take Emily on a road that leads from the sweltering Everglades to Munich, Germany and back to the Atlanta art scene before she s done Along the way, she finds herself tempted to tear down her
When We Meet Again Emily thinks she s lost everything until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world The new novel from the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and
My first book by Kristin Harmel was charming, complex, well researched, and nostalgic Emily Emerson receives a painting from Germany, and in doing so, uncovers an enormous secret about her family There were times when I had to suspend disbelief a little regarding the romance between Emily s grandparents, and I definitely could but overall, it made the book feel like a dramatic romance with a great historical backdrop, rather than meatier historical fiction Written in two timelines, the present [...]
A wonderful book about a woman who finds a painting of her grandmother and uncovers a secret dating back to the internment of Germans in the southern United States during World War II Nostalgic and bittersweet.
After reading some of Kristin Harmel s previous novels and loving them, I knew I had to get my hands on this one too Kristin has proven herself once again to be a skilled storyteller When We Meet Again reminded me of The Sweetness of Forgetting, but there are some differences, as well Both are about women who are in a rut in their own lives, searching for answers about their grandparents lives The historical aspects of both stories was around World War II While Sweetness started in France, this [...]
I really don t know where to begin and I am not the best at writing long reviews I think I will stick to explaining my reaction to the book I won this book and was so excited to read it I did not expect to love both the writing and the story as much as I did The author, Kristin Harmel, is new to me but I loved this book so much that I will probably read other books by her in the near future Additionally, this book was perfect for me because in addition to the wonderful story, it includes art, At [...]
I loved this author s last standalone and am looking forward to this one Emily Emerson is used to being alone her dad ran out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was seventeen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well But when she s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky That woman is recog [...]
I am an official reviewer for NetGalley With that being said, I had the honor and privilege of reading When We Meet Again I discovered Kristin Harmel last weekend, first reading The Sweetness of Forgetting and then The Life Intended After reading When We Meet Again, I can honestly say that her style of writing is phenomenal She keeps you asking questions the entire time The way she weaves the stories in and out and the words, it makes for a wonderful read I loved When We Meet Again I love anythi [...]
This book This book It hit me hard in all sorts of places Parts of this story are so sad and gut wrenching Emotional and unbelievable But a story that offers hope too The author tells us that it is never too late for family.Kristin Harmel has the magic touch with amazing stories that you just can t help but love A craft master in creating stories so realistic you can imagine being right there too This book made me sad and had me crying several times, so much that I didn t even want to continue r [...]
I really enjoyed this book The amount of research done was incredible and I learned about a portion of history that I didn t know It was a beautiful story that s about family secrets and the power of them I highly recommend it.
Here s my blurb for this fantastic book Love Kristin Harmel s work Centering on a lesser known facet of American history, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN is a gripping novel of history, art, and the power of love Kristin Harmel s work is always riveting but her storytelling reaches new heights with a tale that is layered, complex, and satisfying to the last page.
Ik was tot tranen toe geroerd door dit boek, waarin de zoektocht naar het verleden een rol speelt Juist door deze zoektocht weet de hoofdpersoon Emily uiteindelijk familiepatronen te doorbreken Prachtig geschreven verhaal Het boek springt af en toe terug naar het verleden, waardoor je van de stukjes familiegeschiedenis die Emily in het heden terugvindt echt de emoties van destijds voelt Aanrader.
I have very mixed feelings about When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel A granddaughter receives an anonymous painting of what appears to be her grandmother, who has recently passed, with an unsigned note essentially saying that her grandfather never forgot about her grandmother who he abandoned , that she was the love of his life The mystery surrounding the painting is interesting and engaging, and I did learn about German POW s who were put to work as laborers in America during WW II However, th [...]
After drying my tears and putting away some tissues, I can see the screen in front of me to write the following words of appreciation I think Kristin Harmel excelled herself in this hearbreaking novel It was even moving than the previous Sweetness in Forgetting , which I loved too The characters Emily, Margaret, Peter, Mouse, Louise , each in his own special way, lure the reader into the story and a whole new world opens up, as the story unfolds I read the book in its Hebrew translation, which [...]
Another beautifully written story by Kristin Harmel It was so moving and touched me in a very personal way Each time I read a Kristin Harmel book I find myself reflecting on the life wisdom that is very quietly laced within the pages Her books are not just stories, they are an opportunity to reflect on the things that are most important in life After I finished this book the one thing that I came away with was this If you are always looking to the past, you can never move toward the future The c [...]
This is my second read by this author and I thought it was just as great as the first one I think if you loved The Life Intended, you will love When We Meet Again Both books have some similarities such as switching back and forth between present time and another time With this book, the author wrote in both present and past about than one love story, but they were connected.I was really taken by surprise when this author began writing about the past and the history that she brought up I had abs [...]
This author s stories are compulsively readable I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was one of those written in 2 time lines, which I sometimes like, sometimes not But this one I really liked One time line was contemporary, the other during WWII It was not just a story about the war and its effects on down the line, but also of family, what tears them apart and puts them back together and what constitutes family I did not want to put it down and cried at the end Having a hard time choosing my next [...]
A very compelling read about families, their secrets, separation, regrets learning to forgive yourself This book has it all A mysterious painting sets Emily off on a journey to hunt for answers to questions that have always haunted her about her past This book grips you from the first page I thought this was going be a lightweight romance but i was wrong It s about the importance of families, anger forgiveness ultimately finding peace Highly recommended
Ich bin von diesem Buch restlos begeistert und konnte es kaum aus der Hand legen Das hat mehrere Gr nde Zum einen ist die Protagonistin Emily wirklich sehr sympathisch Sie hat ihre Gro mutter verloren, die immer an ihrer Seite stand, zu ihrem Vater hat sie ein schlechtes Verh ltnis Auch im Job l uft es gar nicht rund Als dann das im Klappentext erw hnte Gem lde bei ihr eintrifft, macht sie sich auf die Suche nach ihrem Gro vater, den nie jemand kennengelernt hat.Und dann geht die Geschichte einf [...]
3.5 lots of good things in this book unfortunately I was just wanted to scream we get it They loved each other.
I can confidently say this is one of my favorite reads of the year Kristin Harmel is a beautiful story weaver She wrote a magical tale of star crossed loves and their granddaughter s search for the truth Modern day meets the 1940 s after Emily Emerson receives a note and painting featuring a woman who resembles a younger version of her recently deceased grandmother The note stating that her grandmother was the love of her grandfather s life doesn t coincide with the little bit of information she [...]
When We Meet Again ReviewI knew even before I picked it up, that I would love When We Meet Again, but if I am being honest, I was not at prepared for just how much This book is a gem Beautifully written and brilliantly researched, the story contained within these pages will keep you spellbound to it s very last.This is a love story told in flashbacks that are woven into Emily Emerson s search for the artist who painted the picture of her grandmother They are beautiful vignettes of how this pair [...]
Emily Emerson has some baggage Her dad left her and her mother when she was just a little girl and then her mother died when she was seventeen years old She always thought her father would step in and take over, but that never happened Her grandmother took care of her and recently, she has passed away On top of it, she lost an important job So, things are looking pretty grim for Emily, that is until a mysterious package arrives at her house from Germany Emily comes to realize it is a painting of [...]
What a complete and total delight When We Meet Again was my introduction to Kristin Harmel Set in present day and WWII era Florida and Germany, this novel deals not only with star crossed and eternal love, but how choices made can affect your life, and the life of your family forever A child of a dysfunctional family, Emily winds up on a quest to unlock secrets from her grandmother s past In doing so, she deals with her own tightly kept secrets, and discovers the healing power of forgiveness and [...]
This is the first of Kristen Harmels books I have read I received a copy, from the publisher via Net Gallery in return for a fair and honest review Oh my, when Kirsten s books have been described as engaging, absorbing and enthralling I now know why after reading this It gets you hooked from the first chapter until the end and ca easily be read in one sitting Emily finds herself alone, she has lost her job, her grandmother died when she was 17, her mother died earlier and her father left when sh [...]
German POW s in America I had never heard of such a thing That s why I love to read, it helps me look smart Ha Wow, I absolutely loved this book It was like a never ending scavenger hunt, but it wasn t defeat you felt when the clue turned into a left turn It was just another twist that helped you understand why these star crossed lovers were lost for so long If your going to read this, and I strongly suggest that you do, be sure to pull out the tissues You are certainly going to need them There [...]
Tot tranen toe geroerd, het mooiste boek dat ik in 2017 heb gelezen De invloed van familiegeschiedenis en patronen van generatie op generatie goed uitgewerkt.
This book Sometimes you read a book so good you just have to hug it when you are done So many feelings and emotions When you eyes hurt because you cannot put this down Then life gets in the way and you have to but can hardly wait to return to the story This is that book I picked up this book at the library I will purchase this for my own library Sad to have it end
Really rich and layered story with a fascinating description of WWII internment camps in the US particularly one in Florida Kristin is a masterful story teller and takes the reader on a sweeping adventure with lots of twists and turns I highly recommend it
I LOVED this book good thing I don t have to go to work in the morning because I was up until 1 30 in the morning devouring it It s sweet and a little sad and all about love and hope and missed connections and second chances And family bonds and forgiveness andI could keep going LOVED IT.
I was on my way to Orlando for Spring Break Since the author, Kristin Harmel, lives in Orlando I thought, Why not give it a shot My initial interest stemmed from the Orlando connection, then I realized the setting was in a couple of locations in Florida, as well as other places in which I have enjoyed visiting Germany and Atlanta I was pleasantly surprised by the way Kristin s writing held my interest from beginning to end She sparked many thoughts and emotions as the story unfolded As I turned [...]
2.5 StarsVery mixed feelings about this one I wanted to know what happened next and was into the storyline despite my internal eye rolling The issue I really had was the writing style It was a bit too melodramatic and maudlin for my taste Also, Emily, despite being a journalist, wasn t a great researcher and really had a hard time linking facts together She was a bit dim to me The linkage of family issues were also too much tell when the show was fine Still, I blew through this and it held my in [...]