128: The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

I was introduced to Kristin Harmel by my godmother years ago when she handed me a library book she’d just finished for me to read while I was visiting. The Life Intended was the book and it was amazing.

When I saw this either on instagram or goodreads, I thought it was about a library in current times. It’s not. It’s about a young woman, Eva, who is part of the French Resistance during World War 2 who’s past is catching up with her.

In a big, wonderful way. It’s a message of books, secrets, heroes, bravery, and love – but not really a love story in the traditional sense. There’s also a pretty amazing mother/daughter story. I read it in two nights … and haven’t stayed up late reading a book in months, which was quite a delight.


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