Book Recommendation: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

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Book Recommendation: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

The Forest of Vanishing Stars (2021) by Kristin Harmel is an excellent novel and I recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.

Kristin Harmel

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars, The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 29 languages and are sold all over the world.

A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men’s Health, and Woman’s Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the “Heroes Among Us” features—tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz.

Kristin was born just outside Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood there, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando, with her husband and young son. She is also the co-founder and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction.

 

Goodreads Review of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

The New York Times bestselling author of the The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis—until a secret from her past threatens everything.

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.

Inspired by incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, and suffused with the journey-from-the-wilderness elements that made Where the Crawdads Sing a worldwide phenomenon, The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel.

 

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - I like how you not only share your thoughts on the book you have read but also include information about the authors.  Many times, there is truly a story behind the story that can be quite interesting.  

Jan 10, 2022 03:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You may bear the first person in your area to wear out your library card! Read on! Enjoy your day.

Jan 10, 2022 04:37 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Sounds like a wonderful book, a must read, I think.  Well, a new week is apon us.  Have a productive Monday, and thanks again for the post. bill

Jan 10, 2022 05:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy. I love Kristin Harmel's books... this definitely one I'll be reading.

Jan 10, 2022 06:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you will read and enjoy this book. And, you will want to read other books by Kristin Harmel.

Jan 10, 2022 06:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

Thank you for sharing this story of the author and the plot.  And thank you for the recommendation.  A

Jan 10, 2022 07:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

If you love reading, you should join the Facebook group Friends and Fiction.

Jan 10, 2022 10:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Forest of Vanishing Stars sounds like an interest read for the bookworms out there, Roy.

Jan 10, 2022 05:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 11, 2022 11:09 AM