Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

From BooklistAlthough a judge rules in her favor, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is found guilty of incompetence in the press. Her entire life has centered on her exclusive practice, and now all her patients have abandoned her. Salvation comes unexpectedly at the behest of her estranged sister, Ellie, the chief of police in their hometown of Rain Valley, Washington. Julia never wanted to go back to their small logging town, where she was the scrawny bookworm and Ellie was the homecoming queen, but now, even though they refuse to admit it, the sisters need each other as they try to save a young girl found in a forest in the company of a wolf. She behaves like an animal and doesn’t speak. Julia works hard to break the mute silence of the mysterious little girl; Ellie tries to find out where she belongs; and both of them defend the girl they decide to call Alice against those who would exploit her. Through helping this young lost soul, Julia and Ellie learn a lot about themselves and about their relationships in one of this perennially best-selling writer’s most compelling and riveting novels to date. Magic Hour will enhance Hannah’s popularity and affirm her dominance in women’s fiction. Patty Engelmann
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My Comments: I still have to thank my friend, Lori for introducing me to Kristen Hannah. This is my second book by the author, and I enjoyed it just as much. I recognize her “formula” and I’m comforted by it. There’s the misfit in an uncomfortable situation who grows and flourishes and lives happily ever after. What’s not to love? But that over simplifies what Hannah accomplishes with her books. I love a writer who really makes you feel the characters and the situation. You can easily get lost a Hannah novel.

This book deals with another estranged sister situation and it’s a pleasure to witness the sisters grow together and overcome. Throw in a handsome man with a broken heart that needs healing, a little girl who needs rescuing and love and a little town full of quirky characters.

I’ll be passing it on to a friend most likely. I don’t think I’ll be reading it again, but I’m grateful for the trip I took with Julia, Ellie and especially Alice.

One Response to “Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah”

  1. LoriM Says:

    I left a post about this book in another post on accident. DUH!
    Anyhoo, so glad you enjoyed it. I have many more by her here and will be happy to send them up yonder when I’m done. I’ll let ya know.

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