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Magic Hour: A Novel Kindle Edition
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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
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- ASIN : B000FCKPJE
- Publisher : Ballantine Books (February 28, 2006)
- Publication date : February 28, 2006
- Language : English
- File size : 3041 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 416 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0345522184
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,592 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was engaged instantly with the beginning of this book, convinced I'd love this story about psychiatry, the legal system, and personal crisis. I thought, "Oh, boy, I will love her books!" Then, in the *midst* of chapter one -- I don't even know what to call it -- the story switched to nonsense without a break, with zero explanation, nothing to anchor it to the story. Incomprehensible, no reference point whatsoever. How does a reader stay with such a jumble of nonsense? I tried -- for a much longer time than I wish I had -- but my brain could retain nothing because nothing made any sense. It went nowhere, without explanation, or connection.
This author is off my list.
The actual “wild child” storyline was interesting, although I also felt there were a few parts that seemed unrealistic. There was a nice bit of twist at the end so the entire story wasn’t entirely predictable. I did like that her story was based on an interesting subject that had it’s roots in realism, and I liked how parts of the story were from the child’s point of view.
Overall the book was fun to read, but it didn’t stand out to me as a favorite, and it often felt corny and trite. I feel like the subject matter could have gone from good to amazing if the characterization would have been done a bit differently. Still. it made for a relaxing snow day read.
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It's a short, fast, and easy read and once I started reading it I didnt stop til I was finished.
The Nightingale, The Great Alone, Firefly Lane are amazing stories and Magic Hour is up there along side with them.
I was laughing,crying,angry and alot more emotions. I loved the characters and i loved how Kristin describes the charming little town in this story as well as the vivid descriptions of everything that you feel like you are teleported into that World.
Definitely a must read which I completely recommend