When We Meet Again

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Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel, a beautifully repackaged and updated edition of “one of her best” (RT Book Reviews) historical novels.

Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad walked out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was eighteen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she’s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely adrift…until the day she receives a beautiful painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. She recognizes the woman as her grandmother, but the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, “He never stopped loving her...”

Curious, Emily begins to do some digging and uncovers a fascinating moment in American history. Her trail leads her to the POW internment camps of 1940s Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmers...and 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 before she’s done.

This new edition has been refreshed by the author and contains a new author’s note, along with a teaser of Harmel’s next historical novel.

Fiction & Literature
June 7
Gallery Books
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

Laurie_Oh_TLG ,

To Fall in love.....

I 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 – a German POW and the daughter of a Florida sugar cane farmer were brought together by war. In their young lives, they saw how hate could grow and spread until it tears at the fabric of humanity. While many around them were swamped in bitterness, they found love. In those moments when they are together, everything is awash in bold and beautiful colors until it’s not.

Emily Emerson is who drives this story. Her life is at loose ends and the painting is a beacon for her. Once she decided that she wanted answers, we are tucked in her pocket and swept away as she embarks on this journey that crosses oceans, continents and decades. In the process, we are reminded over and over again of the costs of war and how it can have devastating effects on the generations that follow.

When We Meet Again is such a beautifully told story and for me it was impossible not to become emotionally invested in these characters. This was a book that couldn’t walk away from -- once I picked it up, there was no way I could put it down. I wanted to know -- I needed to know where the painting came from – not just for me, but for Emily’s sake.

This book spoke to me on so many levels – just the sheer power of the love story. The reminders of our precious history that is in danger of being forgotten. But most importantly, the power of Kristin Harmel’s storytelling – this story did exactly what I needed – it transported me to different places and times, letting me see the world through their eyes and hearts, as well as my own tears.

Maria Carmen S ,

Excellent. Heartwrenching stories

I have been reading all the books written by Kristin Harmel and this is one of the best . I couldnt stop crying over the last few chapters. Her stories include very detailed historical backgrounds. Her characters are so human. Poignant stories that really stir a whole gamut of emotions on the readers.Excellent. Heartwrenching stories.

kj8376 ,

Amazingly beautiful

Everyone of Kristin’s books makes me believe I know each character and am transported back to the time it took place. I love the emotion in each book she writes!! I laugh I cry and i feel what the characters are feeling!!

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