Photo by Alix Martinez

Photo by Alix Martinez

Kristen Harnisch is the award-winning, internationally published author of The Vintner’s Daughter, the first novel in a series about the changing world of vineyard life at the turn of the twentieth century. The second stand-alone novel in the series, The California Wife, is currently available in the U. S. and Canada.

Kristen is chef, chauffeur, laundress, nurse, shrink, shopper, and maid servant to three children and one terrific husband by day and novelist by night (or anytime in between when she can scribble down a flitting thought). She loves vanilla skim lattes, dark chocolate, and inspirational stories.

In addition to writing her own blog, Kristen is a monthly guest blogger for the Writer’s Digest Blog, The Writer’s Dig.  Prior to her life as a mother and writer, Kristen worked as a Relationship Manager at JPMorgan Chase in New York and San Francisco and as the Director of Retail Sales for RBS Citizens in Boston.

Kristen lives in Connecticut and you may contact her by clicking on “Contact Me” in the menu bar above.  To receive regular updates on featured posts, subscribe by entering your email on the home page.  Thanks for visiting!


Kristen would especially like to thank Shari Miller of Little Blue Deer Design, for designing the look of this blog, and Vanessa Wood of Design to Spec for set-up and blog maintenance! You’re so talented, ladies!


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  1. I enjoyed the Vintner’s Daughter so very much. I waited in anticipation for the California Wife which I ordered from Amazon & read while on vacation in Mexico recently.
    Thankyou very much for two good books. Now I hope you will add another one.
    Sometimes I skip some spots in a book but in both of these books I read everything!
    I have lent the books so far only to my sister… I want to keep them so have simply recommended to others.
    Thankyou for good reading.

    • Thanks so much, Joan, for reading and recommending my novels! I’d be so appreciative if you could write a short Amazon or Goodreads review. I’m working on the third in the series now, which will take the family through WWI and Prohibition. Should be entertaining!

  2. What a wonderful book! I live in a capital city with the main library branch and 5 branch libraries. In all of the library there are only two copies of this book and I was fortunate to find one of them. One of the best books I have read in a long time and I have read a lot! Can’t wait until the new book arrives in May. Looking forward to continuing on with the rest of the story. Great book!!

    • Dear Barb – Thank you so much for writing! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Vintner’s Daughter! Make sure to let your library know that you want them to place an order for The California Wife, out May 10, or you can always purchase it from your local bookseller! Warmest regards, Kristen

  3. The closer I came to the end of The Vintner’s Daughter the longer I took to finish it because I didn’t want to be separated from the many characters I had grown to admire and love. I especially loved and Marie Chevreau and her wee daughter and was proud of Marie’s desire to become a physician.
    I listened to the sound recording and thought the narrator, Tavia Gilbert, did a tremendous job.
    Thank you for your work and I look forward to your next book!

    • Carol Anne – thank you so much for your lovely note! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the book and I have a feeling you’ll love the sequel, out early next year, because Marie’s story will continue on in it, along with Sara and Philippe’s! I will pass along your praise to Tavia. Isn’t she the best? I don’t know how she does all those accents, but she’s a gifted voice actor! Thank you so much for reading/listening to Sara’s story!!

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