Kristin Harmel Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. How to Sleep with a Movie Star (2006)
  2. The Blonde Theory (2007)
  3. The Art of French Kissing (2007)
  4. When You Wish (2008)
  5. Italian for Beginners (2009)
  6. After (2010)
  7. The Sweetness of Forgetting (2012)
  8. The Life Intended (2014)
  9. When We Meet Again (2016)
  10. The Room on Rue Amélie (2018)
  11. The Winemaker’s Wife (2019)
  12. The Book of Lost Names (2020)
  13. The Forest of Vanishing Stars (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. How to Save a Life (2016)

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Kristin Harmel Books Overview

How to Sleep with a Movie Star

When Claire lands the plum assignment of interviewing Hollywood’s 1 hottie, she knows better than to mix business with pleasure, yet the next morning she wakes up in his bed without her clothes. The tabloids pick up the story, and she learns that not everything printed is true.

The Blonde Theory

Harper Roberts is a corporate attorney in Manhattan. She’s smart, attractive, and funny. So whycan t she find a date? Men flock to her at parties whenthey think she s a dumb blonde. But, as soon as theyrealise she s a Harvard educated lawyer, they flee. Harper s best friend is a magazine editor whosuggests Harper go on assignment for a month as a ‘dumb blonde’ andsee if it changes her dating perspective. So, for two weeks, Harpergoes undercover. She changes her wardrobe, her conversation, her bodylanguage. The result is a series of comical encounters. Soon, Harper must take a good look in the mirror and realise thatit s not just men who judge people on theirlooks.

The Art of French Kissing

How do you say, ‘So many men, so little time,’ in French? Well, Emma Sullivan can always figure that out later. The point is she’s in Paris! Which would be great, except that she’s stuck doing public relations for one of the hottest and craziest rock stars on the planet. Making things worse is Gabriel Francoeur, the sexy and stubborn reporter who refuses to believe her when she tells him that her client was just playing Go Fish in that hotel room with all those scantily clad girls…
. But Emma will always have Paris. The City of Light, of romance, of high fashion and of unfathomable varieties of cheese. If a girl can’t reinvent herself here, there’s no hope! It’s time to leave the old Emma Sullivan behind and become someone courageous, exciting, successful. The type of girl who, when faced with a reporter who won’t stop asking questions, knows just what to do. After all, they don’t call it French kissing for nothing!

When You Wish

Star Beck is super duper megastar famous. She rocks literally every night in concert for thousands of cheering fans. But the pop star life tour buses, fauxmances, size 0 minis is getting a little old. Star can t help wondering what it would be like to be a regular girl without paparazzi trailing her every move, and without people being nice just because, well, she’s Star Beck. And when she discovers that her mom has been lying to her for years about something very important, Star decides to find out what the world beyond her stage is like after all.
In the blink of an emerald green eye, Star finds herself…
buying a car. Eating cheeseburgers. Swapping her stilettos for flip flops. Getting a job that doesn t require dancing, winking, or mall appearances. And falling for the cutest, realest boy she s ever met. But how will she know if he feels the same way? Because for once in her life, someone is going to have to like her for who she really is.

Italian for Beginners

Thirty four year old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn’t always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.


Lacey’s world shatters when her dad is killed in a car accident. And secretly? She feels like it’s her fault. If she hadn t taken her own sweet time getting ready that morning…
well, it never would have happened. Her mom wouldn t be a basket case. Her brother Logan wouldn t drink. And her little brother would still have two parents. But life goes on even if you don t want it to. And when Lacey gets the chance to make a difference in the lives of some people at school, she jumps at it. Making lemonade out of lemons is her specialty. Except she didn t count on meeting a guy like Sam. Or that sometimes? Lemonade can be a pretty bitter drink to swallow.

The Sweetness of Forgetting

From the author of Italian for Beginners, a lush, heartwarming novel about a woman who travels to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother and discovers more than she ever imagined Hope McKenna Smith, divorced mother of a surly not quite teenage girl, runs her family bakery on Cape Cod, but is starting to wonder what might have been. What if she hadn t abandoned her dreams of law school? What if she hadn’t quit her job to raise her daughter? What if she hadn t caught her husband cheating on her with a clich d blonde bimbo? When her aging grandmother, Rose, summons her to hear a long held secret, Hope finally has the opportunity to stop thinking what if? and start thinking what now? Rose’s memory is ebbing rapidly due to the onset of Alzheimer s, and she knows she doesn t have much time left to tell Hope the truth about a secret she s kept for seventy years. Giving Hope nothing but a list of names, Rose sends her on a journey of discovery that takes Hope to a synagogue and a mosque in Paris, to a history buried in the Holocaust, and to a long lost love with secrets of his own. The Sweetness of Forgetting is a story of family, love, honesty and baked goods.

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