Magic Hour - Kristin Hannah

Magic Hour

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2006-02-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 2,317 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The 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


  • Implausible

    By rainkitty
    Nothing would happen in real life the way it happened in the book
  • A must read , amazing book.

    By sdavan
    I read a lot of books and this is one of the top 10.
  • Pure Chic Lit

    By 84momma
    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.
  • Loved it!

    By Kellis79
    Love it!
  • Excellent

    By btowne
    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!
  • Magic Hour

    By garymcgregordugger
    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.
  • Magic Hour

    By SH Goat Ranch
    Beautify written, could not put it down.
  • Good book

    By tersoc
    Even though parts of it were predictable I still liked it and would recommend to others
  • Such a beautiful story

    By CGray926
    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!
  • Amazing read

    By GisellPacheco
    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!