Magic Hour

Magic Hour

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Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, Suzanne Toren

Until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her estranged sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at the chance to escape.

In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens—until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Julia has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation.

When word spreads of the “wild child” and the infamous doctor who is treating her, the media descend on Julia and once again her competence is challenged. State and federal authorities want to lock the girl away in an institution until an identification can be made.

But to Julia, who has come to doubt her own ability, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. To heal this child, Julia will have to understand that she cannot work alone and must look to others—the people in the town she left long ago, the sister she barely knows, and Dr. Max Cerrasin, a handsome, private man with secrets of his own.

Then a shocking revelation forces Julia to risk everything to discover the truth about Alice. The ordeal that follows will test the limits of Julia’s faith, forgiveness, and love, as she struggles to ascertain where Alice ultimately belongs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596008519
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including On Mystic Lake, Between Sisters, The Things We Do for Love, Comfort & Joy, and Magic Hour. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and on Kauai with her husband and son.

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Magic Hour 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 403 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a long time fan of Kristin Hannah's. I've read everything she's written and unlike some multi-published authors, Hannah just gets better and better with each book she writes. And MAGIC HOUR is no exception. The title says it all---this book is pure MAGIC!! I don't like to read reviews that give away the plot and so I'm not going to comment on that except to say that this story blew me away. It was everything I'd come to expect (and love) from a Hannah novel--true emotion, deep characters--but it was also a story line so unique and fresh, I could not put the book down. If you've never read Kristin Hannah give yourself a huge treat with Magic Hour. And, if you're a Hannah fan like me, I'm sure you've already pre-ordered the book!! Another winner from an extremely talented writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is Wow!I picked this up in the bargain book section at Barnes and Noble figuring it was really inexpensive so if I didn't like it oh well. I could now say I would have paid full price for it if I had to. It is outstanding. One of my new favorite books. I spent an entire rainy Saturday reading this book and am glad I did. I could not stop reading. This book has everything Drama, family,heartbreak, friendships(old and new), and a little bit of romance mixed in. I felt like I knew these characters so well and the way the author describes the area they live in you feel like you have really visited there while reading this book. I was sad it was over. I have read Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah and also loved that book. I will now look for more of her novels.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The media and the parents of the victims and even the survivors hold child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates culpable after a teenage patient of three years Amber Zuniga went on a rampage killing four peers. However, no one holds Julia to task more than she does herself as she keeps looking over what she did, trying to figure out what she could have done different to prevent the tragedy. --- In between the Pacific and the Olympic National Forest, Rain Valley is a tiny insulated town, but has a problem. Chief of Police Ellie Barton pleads with her sister Julia to come to the northwest to help a mute little girl who came out of the nearby woods local assumption is the child was raised by wolves. Julia heads north to work with the child she names Alice. Local Dr. Max Cerrasin assists her as she tries to reach Alice and learn who her parents are while also rejecting the persistent courting advances of her new medical partner. --- MAGIC HOUR is a deep character driven tale that grips the audience once the depressed Julia leaves Los Angeles for the Pacific Northwest and never slows down until the final encounter. The exciting story line is driven by the emotional needs of Julia as much as by Alice. Who the child is and who her parents are lead to a fine mystery (similar to a real story from the early twentieth century) to a superb drama. --- Harriet Klausner
gina0929 More than 1 year ago
This was my first Kristin Hannah book, bought it online as a bargain book. I loved everything about it. I wanted the book to go on forever, and was sad when it ended. I look forward to reading more by this author.
NookBookerCT More than 1 year ago
I did not want this book to end. The subject matter is so different from anything I've read. Miss Hannah has yet to disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly one of the best books I have ever read in my life. It is now 5am, and I have yet to go to sleep because I simply could not put this down! I am a Kristin Hannah fan, but to say that she outdid herself on this novel is a huge understatement. There are hardly any books that make me cry, but Magic Hour had me almost sobbing in some parts, then had my heart exploding in others. Alice is so utterly lovable, and Hannah brought each relationship to life flawlessly. She is a true master at her craft. If you are an avid reader like I am, you know that there are certain books that you simply cannot put down, and that you don't want to end. Magic Hour touched me so much that I will always hold it dear to my heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and could not put it down. A little girl wanders out of the woods after years of trauma and abuse. Her life is put back together by a woman who is struggling with her own losses and sense of self. Supoorted by a small town, the characters overcome fear and relish in the vulnerbility of allowing love to happen. Beautiful story that honestly made me laugh out loud and read with tears running down my cheeks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of slow in the beginning, fell in love with Alice.
lrvg_reads More than 1 year ago
The characters are endearing and you feel as though you are living through the trouble with them. The relationships and conflicts bring such emotion. Reommended won't be able to put the book down.
Kendra Vanwye More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book i have ever read! You wont put it down one you start.
SFtechr05 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, however, the ending was a little flat. The story was well developed. I loved the characters and their relationships.
Cassy Parrott More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, I never wanted to put it down! Kirsten is a wonderful writer, I would recommend her to anyone!
Debra Ponkala More than 1 year ago
Great book! I would highly recommend it. Keep the tissues handy as you will need them. Great for a book club.
noetic1 More than 1 year ago
Must read... This is the 3rd one of Kristin Hannah's books and probably the most intense, or equal to intensity as Firefly Lane. Wonderful author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was amazing. I bawled my eyes out. just read it.
keledina More than 1 year ago
Kristin Hannah is my new favorite author. What an interesting situation to resolve.
Kaytness More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've ever written a review, but this book deserves one. It was so beautiful and heartwrenching. I could not put this book down and finished it in two nights. I will definitely read the rest of this author's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great story. I am not one to shed tears for fiction but this story made me laugh, cry, and every emotion in between. I LOVED IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by a friend and I loved it! I couldn't put it down. I have never writen a review on a book before so that alone should tell you what I thought of it. It is a story about hardships, loss, and love. It made me laugh and cry and pulled me in as if I was part of the story. I haven't read a book that touched me so in a long long time.
DianieG 5 months ago
Loved this one!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Totally amazing book! Family values, good friends and the long road endured to help a girl through tradegy. 326 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Had me crying, laughing, holding my breath and cheering. Kristin Hannah has an amazing ability to make you feel like you know each character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book - almost done and I can't wait to see how this story resolves. Can't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful story . You will fall in love with Alice while laughing and crying