From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The NightingaleandThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.
In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself.
“One of [Kristin Hannah’s] most compelling and riveting novels.”—Booklist
Nice story with descriptions of beautiful scenery.45
I got to 112 and it just stopped15
I read it from the library I get some of the books from the library at my school and I would read them and it’s so amazing55
One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.35
Nothing would happen in real life the way it happened in the book25
I read a lot of books and this is one of the top 10.55
Why literary fiction is my favorite genre, I do occasionally enjoy a book that’s pure chic lit, a human interest story that mainly appeals to women, with a touch of romance to boot. That’s exactly what you get with MAGIC HOUR. I would rate this 3.5 stars and I would recommend it to most of my friends. But not my husband! A little bit too floofy for him.35
Once again- Kristin Hannah’s character development and story are top notch. I enjoyed the reunion of the sisters, new found love, and the unconventional way a family is created. Alice’s story is amazing, and the transformation she discovered/realized with the help of Dr. Julia. Fantastic all around!55
A very real and beautiful book. I read it aloud to my wife Lisa and we rarely put it down. So well written we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry so we often did both.55