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Paperback Magic Hour Book

ISBN: 0345522184

ISBN13: 9780345522184

Magic Hour

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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...

Customer Reviews

12 ratings

Magic Hour pulls at that heartstrings

I can't say enough good things about this book. Get out your tissues. Through the characters she explores trauma, healing, and what it means to be human. At some point every character has to ask themselves what will you do about this child from the woods? Will you try to help her? Use her? Ignore her? Amazing book.

Read This Book

Started off boring but I pushed through the first few chapters and then could not put the book down!! I read it within days and just loved it. This was the first book that actually brought me to tears… which I didn’t realize was possible for me when reading a book.

A book that dug into my soul

I have read few books that touched me more deeply than this story of little Alice and “Julee”. I can never remember actually sitting down to a book that brought me to tears…literally! Many books I give away but I’ll keep this one on my bookshelf. I’m glad my tears were not wasted!

Love love love

Amazingly written. This is my absolute new favorite Kristin Hannah book.

Another Amazing Story

From the first page to the last I was caught up in this book. At first I thought I would dislike Peanut but everyone needs a friend like that. Absolutely nothing that I didn't like about the storyline.

Couldn't put it down

Interesting. Kept guessing.

The Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

After enjoying Hannah's book The Great Alone I felt this one paled by comparison. There was unnecessary drama introduced and I found a couple gramatical errors.

Wow this book was extremely heart and soul touching!! I couldn't put it down! Also read the Winter

Truly Engaging Story

I have become a big fan of Kristin Hannah, and this book did not disappoint. The story is engaging, and once I started the book, I literally could not put it down. I had to know the identity of the little girl and yet dreaded the end of the book because I became so involved with the characters. The end of the book is satisfying on many levels, however. Hannah has developed her writing skills over the years. Her characters are alive and her descriptions of the scenery are vivid. The interation between her characters is also realistic. I can't say enough positive things about this book. Kudos to Kristin Hannah for her work. I would encourage people to read this one.


I am a big Kristin Hannah fan. I like her usual love story but this was different for her. This book was the best I have read by her! It was amazing. I was moved to tears, many of them. I LOVED this book. I could not put it down. I muted my favorite TV shows to read (which is unlike me). Glad I bought this book so I can lend it to others!! If this was the first book you read by her... read more. They are great.

Fabulous Read ... Kristin Hannah's best yet!

So many people have already reviewed this book and told you what this story is about, so I don't think I need to give you the same details again. Let me tell you how this story made me feel. I was moved to tears and I was warmed inside by the depth of this gentle story. I didn't want this book to end. I quickly fell in love with the child Alice who had been silenced by so many horrors and the town people who came to her aide. The way Ms Hannah lets us see what Alice is thinking since she is unable to speak the words to express herself made the book all the more interesting. All of the relationships in this book are so heart warming. I have read most of Kristin Hannah's books and I think this just might be my favorite. She has become one of my very favorite authors. I can only give this book the highest marks! JMHO //(*_*)\\

deep character driven tale

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
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