The Lost Book of Names by Kristin Harmel

Available today: The Lost Book of Names by Kristin Harmel

****4.5/5 stars

It’s everything you’d look for in WWII historical fiction. Sooo good you’ll want to add to your ‘keeper’ collection.


Recommended readers:

  • if you like WWII historical fiction, especially based on a true story
  • If you enjoy a comeback story with dual plotlines
  • and, naturally, if you liked Kristin Harmel’s other offerings, The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network.

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4.5/5 for characters
  • 4.5/5 for plot
  • 4.5/5 overall
  • 2/5 steaminess


I’m a fan of historical fiction WWII, based on a true story. And The Lost Book of Names is everything I’d want from this genre, providing the perspective from one of the world’s most challenging times which brought out the best and worst of human nature.

Eva Abrahms has been forced to flee Paris after her father is arrested as a Polish Jew. On her way to escape, she stops in a small town in the Free Zone close to Switzerland, where she finds she has a talent for forgery and makes her impact on the war.

From terrible loss to brave escapes, Eva sacrifices all to save others and to record the identities of children escaping death from Nazi occupied France. You’ll feel the heartbreak, successes and tragedy of the times, even as you see how Eva has tried to forget her past and live in modern times.

Available today: The Lost Book of Names by Kristin Harmel

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