"This is the kind of book that stays with you weeks after completion. The novel does not present an optimistic view; it’s a window into the horrors of the time. However, incredibly moving moments of unity and discovery serve as beautiful relief. The ending possesses a joyful finality yet also an extraordinary sense of sorrow that will no doubt bring tears to your eyes."
"THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING is absolutely enthralling and full of twists and turns that add to the drama and keeps the tale moving along. Author Kristin Harmel does a magnificent job of telling this saga of one family's search for understanding. She also handles her approach to Alzheimer's disease with gentleness and understanding. Readers will remember THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING long after the final page is turned."
"Kristin Harmel's novels are written with a lot of heart and soul. She has a way of bringing the reader into her stories in such a powerful way that they can often forget they're reading at all. The Sweetness of Forgetting may just be Harmel's best book yet."
(Lisa Steinke SheKnows Book Lounge
“Kristin Harmel writes with such insight and heart that her characters will stay with you long after you’ve finished her books.”
—New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
“Kristin Harmel...[is] one of my favorite authors!”
–Melissa Senate, bestselling author of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School
"Harmel manages to deliver an immersive and evocative tale of generations struggling to survive. Recipes sprinkled throughout the book allow readers to experience firsthand the sweetness of Hope's journey."
About the Author
is the author of four previous women’s fiction novels, as well as two young adult novels. She also writes for People
magazine, and her work has been featured in Glamour
, Woman's Day
, Men's Health
, and Runner’s World
, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.