Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

Book Recommendation: The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

Book Recommendation: The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

 

The Room on Rue Amélie (2018) is the story of a young American bride who followed her French husband to live in Paris and the impact of the World War II on their lives by the bestselling American author Kristin Harmel. Dolores and I enjoyed this book and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.

 

Kristin Harmel

Kristin grew up in Peabody, Mass.; Worthington, Ohio; and St. Petersburg, Fla., and she graduated with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida. After spending time living in Paris, she now lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband and young son.

 

Books by Kristin Harmel

 

Goodreads Review of The Room on Rue Amélie

For fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls, this powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family—by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again—tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II.

When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, she imagines strolling arm in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too.

Charlotte Dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the French capital, their sinister swastika flags snapping in the breeze. After the Jewish restrictions take effect and Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can’t imagine things getting much worse. But then the mass deportations begin, and her life is ripped forever apart.

Thomas Clarke joins the British Royal Air Force to protect his country, but when his beloved mother dies in a German bombing during the waning days of the Blitz, he wonders if he’s really making a difference. Then he finds himself in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and he discovers a new reason to keep fighting—and an unexpected road home.

When fate brings them together, Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas must summon the courage to defy the Nazis—and to open their own broken hearts—as they fight to survive. Rich with historical drama and emotional depth, this is an unforgettable story that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • May 12 2019 08:39PM

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I am reading a Louise Penny book right now- I like her series of mysteries and Armand Gamache - her lead character

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 2 months ago

I read The Nightingale and it was a wonderful book. This one sounds like a good one, too. I will put it on my list, Roy.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 2 months ago

Roy,
Thank you for the intro to this writer. I will definitely put it on my list. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

Good morning Roy. Thanks for another recommendation. The list grows. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Another author and book worth exploring. Sounds like an intriguing book and plot.  Thanks Roy. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 2 months ago

I know no other person who reads books and is able to review them so swiftly, Roy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

Roy, the title of the book invites one - curiosity about that 'room on 'Rue Amelie."

 

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 2 months ago

Roy, sounds like another good book choice.  I have a James Patterson I started about 2 weeks ago, and half finished.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 2 months ago

Your feedback and your continues support are very much appreciated.

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