Book of the Week: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My friend Kristin (not the author) recommended Magic Hour when we were in Destin during spring break.   I picked it up last week and devoured in just a few sittings.    I found myself making excuses for reading time….which wasn’t hard since everyone else in my house was preoccupied with the road to the College World Series.

Kristin Hannah is the author of two of my all time favorite books (The Nightingale and The Great Alone) so it came as no surprise to me that I thoroughly enjoyed her 2010 novel, Magic Hour.   I read somewhere that Alice from Magic Hour is the author’s “all time favorite creation”.  You can’t help but adore Alice.

Alice is a six-year-old girl who suddenly appears from the woods into the middle of the small town square of a Pacific Northwest community. Speechless, with a wolf pup at her side, Alice offers no clue as to her identity.  The amazing cast of characters featuring the dynamic duo of Julia (a psychiatrist marred by a recent scandal) and her older sister Ellie (the local police chief) work diligently to discover the truth of Alice’s past and secure for her a better future.  Magic Hour would make an excellent beach or pool read!

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