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
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
Beautify written, could not put it down.55
Even though parts of it were predictable I still liked it and would recommend to others55
I love Kristin Hannah’s books and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It’s a beautiful story about finding love and family. Highly recommend!55
I love this book so much I finished it in one day! I cried a few times honestly this is such a well written book that pulls on your heart strings and keeps you wanting to find out what comes next. It is a must read!55
I love this author’s books, but found myself skipping over lots of pages in this one. I really liked the ending, but some of the events were hard to imagine except in science fiction. The writing is so beautiful though, I felt I was in the forest myself. The characters were so relatable- from Ellie being unable to see the best husband in her own backyard to Max recovering from unspeakable grief. Great book!45
One of the best books I have ever read!! You won't be disappointed!45
I rarely leave reviews for books, but felt like I had to for this one. This book was definitely a tear jerker, but am so glad that I read it! Such a great story about love and the bonds that you make and how they will change you. Read it! You won’t regret.55