• Rachel Penate

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

Updated: Apr 10


TITLE: Magic Hour

AUTHOR: Kristin Hannah

PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books

YR PUBLISHED: 2006

STARS: ★★★★.5


SUMMARY: “Dr. Julia Cates was one of the country’s preeminent child psychiatrists until a shocking tragedy ruined her career. Retreating to her small western Washington hometown, she meets an extraordinary six-year-old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby.


To Julia, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. But Julia will need help from others, including the sister she barely knows and a handsome doctor with secrets of his own. What follows will test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, as she struggles to find a home for Alice … and for herself.” (adapted from Goodreads)


REVIEW: If you've been paying attention to my book reviews lately, you might be wondering "waaaait a minute, has Rachel's blog turned into a Kristin Hannah fan page!?" Cause it sure looks like it. ⁣

Nah. (... not yet at least )⁣


In the lineup of her books I’ve read so far, this one stands with The Nightingale and The Great Alone as original with dynamic plot lines and richly complex characters.


★ Magic Hour is absolutely a beautiful book about the importance of compassion, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of second chances. ★


Gosh, sign me up for the rest of her books?? K. K! Her stories are like a warm ol’ cup of tea and blanket: Kind, comforting, and beautiful.


Overall, a new favorite of Kristin Hannah’s! Three cheers!


SENSITIVITY WARNINGS: Child abuse and abandonment, death of a child, divorce.


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