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Benefit for Susan G. Komen Foundation: a Virtual Breast Cancer Fundraising Adventure in honor of NYT and international bestselling author Kristin Harmel

March 7, 2023 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Free – $32.50


The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names returns to Paris with this “exquisite and gut-wrenching” (NYT bestselling author Lisa Barr) tale of two mothers, two daughters, and an Allied bomb that falls in the suburbs of Paris, changing the course of both families’ lives.

Kristin Harmel’s highly anticipated new release THE PARIS DAUGHTER releases June 6, 2023. Pre-Order your copy below, starting April 10, and before May 19th and we’ll sweeten the pot by sending a FREE tote bag along with the first 20 pre-orders received (while supplies last).

About the Author and Book

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 more than 30 languages and are sold all over the world.

Her forthcoming book, The Paris Daughter, is a historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. Paris, 1939: Young mothers Elise and Juliette become fast friends the day they meet in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne. Though the shadow of war creeps across Europe, neither woman suspects that their lives are about to change irrevocably.

When Elise becomes a target of the German occupation, she entrusts Juliette with the most precious thing in her life-her young daughter, Mathilde, playmate to Juliette’s own little girl. But nowhere is safe in war, not even a quiet little bookshop like Juliette’s Librairie des Rêves, and when a bomb falls on their neighborhood, Juliette’s world is destroyed along with it.

More than a year later, with the war finally ending, Elise returns to reunite with her daughter, only to find her friend’s bookstore reduced to rubble-and Juliette nowhere to be found. What happened to Mathilde in those last, terrible moments? Juliette has seemingly vanished without a trace, taking all the answers with her. Elise’s desperate search leads her to New York-and to Juliette-one final, fateful time.

Like Kristin herself, Elise, Juliette, and their friend Ruth must face the most difficult battles of their lives and find the strength within themselves to carry on. That’s what we are celebrating in this very special Adventures by the Book fundraising adventure: the capacity we all have to dig deep and find light in the darkness in our most difficult hours. Kristin’s books–and the novels featured by more than 40 authors joining her–remind us of that message.

We are all stronger than we know–and that’s worth celebrating.

Special guest appearances by more than 60 all-star authors including:

Mary Kay Andrews
Lisa Barr
Marie Benedict
Ali Brady
Jamie Brenner
Janet Skeslien Charles
Meg Waite Clayton
Karen Cleveland
Megan Crane
Laura Dave
Fiona Davis
Elin Hilderbrand
Liz Fenton
Hazel Gaynor
Linda Gerber
Jane Green
Alison Hammer
Kristin Harmel
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Patti Callahan Henry
Sally Hepworth
Elin Hilderbrand
Alice Hoffman
Brenda Janowitz
Pam Jenoff
Nancy Johnson
Sadeqa Johnson
Alka Joshi
Julia Kelly
Martha Hall Kelly
Christina Lauren
Leslie Lehr
Debbie Macomber
Madeline Martin
Susan Meissner
Brenda Novak
Kristina McMorris
Mary Alice Monroe
Alyson Noël 
Colleen Oakley
Zibby Owens
Sarah Penner
Louise Penny
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Jane Porter
Nita Prose
Kate Quinn
Jennifer Robson
Jennifer Rosner
Wade Rouse (writes as Viola Shipman)
Lisa Scottoline
Emily Wing Smith
Lisa Steinke
Kelli Stuart
Wendy Toliver
Adriana Trigiani
Allison Van Diepen
Roxanne Veletzos
Heather Webb
Laura Zigman

About the Virtual Event

Adventures by the Book was founded twelve years ago with the goal of connecting people and communities, one book at a time. In a world that is often divided and disconnected, this is our way of bringing people together in unique, interesting, and adventurous ways through the power and magic of books.

So when we heard that our dear friend, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel, was diagnosed with breast cancer, we knew we had to unite our literary friends to help. But this is more than just an event to raise funds for breast cancer research. It’s an opportunity for the literary community to come together in a celebration of the strength we can all find within ourselves in difficult times.

And since March is Women’s History Month, this is the perfect time to flex our collective female spirit in support of women like Kristin who are struggling with breast cancer. Let’s raise much needed funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and unite in our support for breast cancer awareness. Kristin’s cancer was caught early only because she went in for an annual mammogram; we want to remind every single one of you about the power of early detection, too.

Join Kristin at this very special event, along with virtual and/or live appearances by an all-star cast of more than 40 international and New York Times bestselling authors, to show Kristin we are there for her in her time of need!

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has invested more than $3.3 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries to prevent and cure breast cancer. Their efforts have helped reduce deaths from breast cancer in the United States by 42 percent since 1989, but as long as women like Kristin are affected, we need to band together to help.

How can I help? DONATE Today:

(1) Donate to Kristin’s Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraiser HERE right now. Let’s help Kristin reach (or exceed) her goal of $40,000 to improve research, outreach, and eradication of breast cancer! All donations through Kristin’s page will be split equally between funding research and funding mammograms for the uninsured and underinsured.

(2) Pre-purchase Kristin’s new book (below)–or any of our guest author’s books (BOOK ORDER FORM). Kristin’s The Paris Daughter releases on June 6, 2023, and though she is planning to tour in June, her recovery will limit the number of appearances she’ll be able to make. Kristin has given selflessly of her time every week since Covid began through her Friends & Fiction appearances, and even while undergoing chemo, she is still selflessly advocating for women to schedule mammograms and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Adventures by the Book will donate 20% of book sale pre-orders to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Kristin’s honor.

(3)  For the first 100 people who purchase The Paris Daughter, shipping will be free for any other book(s) you order (BOOK ORDER FORM) from the event’s featured authors–so the more you order, the more you’ll save, and the more you’ll help. Adventures by the Book will donate 20% of all book sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Kristin’s honor. And, for every book sold through the event (up to 250), Kristin will donate a book to cancer centers for patients to read as they’re undergoing treatment.

(4) Want to join Kristin and Adventures by the Book in making even more of a difference for patients currently in treatment? You can also purchase any of our guest authors’ titles (book order form coming soon), for women to take home or to read during or after their cancer treatments. And yes, Adventures by the Book will also donate 20% of these book sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well, in Kristin’s honor.

FOUR ways to help. DONATE because Adventurers are changing the world, one story at a time!

Order Books:

Use this BOOK ORDER FORM to select which books you want to purchase. Then, in order to place a book order, please email Amber at [email protected] with the book(s) title(s), number of copies you wish to purchase, and a phone number. We will call you to process your order.

Event Registration:

NOTE: Registration for the event is now closed–but don’t worry! You can still watch the event live on Facebook! Just go directly to the Adventures by the Book Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/adventuresbythebook). The livestream will begin on the page a few minutes before 7pm ET/4pm PT with surprise appearances from a dozen additional authors. (If you don’t see it streaming live by 6:57pm ET/3:57pm PT, simply refresh the page.)

About the Susan G. Komen Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Donate to Kristin’s Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraiser HERE right now.