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The Sweetness of Forgetting
The Sweetness of Forgetting | Kristin Harmel
18 posts | 28 read | 14 to read
In this heartwarming story of love, family and baked goods, bakery owner Hope McKenna-Smith, the divorced mother of a surly preteen girl, is summoned by her aging grandmother who, ready to reveal the secret she has kept for 70 years, sends her on a journey across the world that will forever change her life. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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JHSiess
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𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕄𝕒𝕚𝕝

I love historical fiction, so was thrilled to receive 𝐄𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐤𝐲𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 by 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧 (courtesy of William Morrow) & 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 by 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐥 (courtesy of Gallery Books). I never tire of reading about the brave, clever, & inventive men & women who risked everything to bring World War II to an end. Can't wait to curl up with these stories.

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suvata
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Reading instead of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
for • ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD book club flight pick for February 2022 #MMDBookClub

Not for me at this time.

From the Publisher:
A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother—and what she learns may change everything. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the book that made Kristin Harmel an international bestseller.

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MindyK59
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Pickpick

This was my first book by Kristin Harmel. I absolutely loved it. It was a beautiful story. A woman who has been running her family‘s bakery is asked by her ailing grandmother to go to Paris and track down the truth about her family history. She learns that everything she thought she knew was totally different from the truth and that love does overcome everything. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more by this author.

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Sharpeipup
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With my wifi out, I “have” to read, right? 😉

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ZoeJane620
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Mehso-so

This one started out pretty strong and had the potential to be a 4-5 star read but it fell a bit short for me. I found the protagonist to be rather irritating. I also couldn‘t help but be annoyed at the number of times “murmured” was used in the dialogue. It seems every spoken word was “murmured.” Maybe I‘m being nitpicky but it‘s a pet peeve of mine when a word is used too frequently in a book, and in this case it was used probably 100 times.

ZoeJane620 @TheAromaofBooks this was my #doublespin for March!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I feel you on the repeated word thing! I can't remember what book it was that I read where the author's favorite word was “panted“ - like everyone was out of breath the entire book; everything they said was, “Oh, John,“ she panted and I COULD NOT DEAL 😂 2y
ZoeJane620 Haha I probably wouldn‘t have been able to finish that one! Panted is def worse than murmured 🤣🤣 2y
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ZoeJane620
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Looking forward to starting this one today. Has anyone read it??

FelinesAndFelonies I haven't read this one but I ❤️ Kristin Harmel 2y
ZoeJane620 @FelinesAndFelonies oh that‘s good to hear! This is my first book of hers. 2y
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Loric
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Pickpick

A beautiful and bittersweet story that crosses four generations of women in the setting of a traditional family bakery that weaves together past and present taking you on a reflective journey about love, second chance, sacrifice, discovery, family and legacy that will leave you filled with hope and sadness all at once.

Don‘t be fooled by the beautiful cover, this isn‘t a light read. Set against a backdrop of WWII there is a lock of heartbreak.

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Peaceful_Reader
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Mehso-so

I was interested to read this even though it seems like a Nicholas Sparks book (no offense-just not my type) and while parts of the story are very interesting much of it is predictable.

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Insightsintobooks
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Darn daily deals! I have a gift card I want to last me until April so I can see the new kindle monthly deals... I have $4 left, see how well my plan is working??? Its not!! 😣😯

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maich
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It's time for #coffee and #vitamins ❤❤
My favourite fruits are kiwi, banana and strawberry. Which are your favourite fruits?
🥝🥝
#kiwi #fruits #books #bookspine #coffeetime #coffeeaddict #bookworm #blueandred #litsybooks

jenniferw88 🍓 and mangoes, but I turn to 🥝 when I have a cold! 5y
dariazeoli I love bananas. 5y
Eggs Mangoes, bananas, pineapples, berries 5y
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Sharpeipup Blackberries! Although strawberries & kiwis are tasty too... 5y
maich @jenniferw88 Kiwi have a lot of vitamin C which is good for a cold😍 5y
maich @dariazeoli 🍌🍌🍌 5y
maich @Eggs I like pineaples. Pizza with pineaples yes or no? I love it❤ 5y
maich @Sharpeipup very tasty😋😋 5y
Eggs @maich Yes please 😋 5y
maich @Eggs 😍😍 5y
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maich
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emmaturi cute cover! 5y
maich @emmaturi thanks😘 5y
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Born.A.Reader
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I had a better reading month this month and found several books that moved into my library permanently. I can't wait to see what my #tbr gives me in June!
#bestofapril
#maybookflowers
@RealLifeReading

Reviewsbylola Great job! 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
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Born.A.Reader
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Why, why do I always choose books to read at work that render me in tears by the end?? This was a beautifully written story about our lineage and history and the power of love in difficult times. From modern day Massachusetts to Wartime, Nazi occupied France in the 1940s, I felt as though I was in Paris at the Eiffel Tower or listening to the waves on Cape Cod. Second Harmel book I have read and I loved it just as much as the first. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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smh1111
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MrBook 😎👌🏻🙌🏻 6y
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smh1111
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Tears already

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smh1111
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Day after New Year's reading

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Michellesibs
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Wasn't as I was expecting, from the cover I was expecting a light fluffy read but this book is far from that. It's deep and takes you from America in the twenty first century to Paris in WW2. I didn't particularly like the characters but the story line was brilliant and kept me reading.

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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this one tonight. I've only read one other of hers but it was really good!

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