Search Results: "Kristin Hannah"


BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dated sermonizing on career versus motherhood, and conflict driven by characters' willed helplessness, sap this tale of poignancy."
Lifelong, conflicted friendship of two women is the premise of Hannah's maudlin latest (Magic Hour, 2006, etc.), again set in Washington State. Read full book review >

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ON MYSTIC LAKE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1999

"Hannah's characters indulge in so many stages of the weeps, from glassy eyes to flat-out sobs, that tear ducts are almost bound to stay dry. (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild/Doubleday book club selections)"
Hannah, after eight paperbacks, abandons her successful time-travelers for a hardcover life of kitchen-sink romance. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Still, a respectful and absorbing page-turner."
Hannah's new novel is an homage to the extraordinary courage and endurance of Frenchwomen during World War II. Read full book review >

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DISTANT SHORES by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Soft-focus story moves right along with few surprises. This time around, Hannah avoids the soap-opera complications of her previous tales (Summer Island, 2001, etc.)."
Another middle-aged mom in a muddle. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FALLS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"The heartfelt soap appears to be Hannah's chosen romance niche, and she mines it skillfully. (First printing of 125,000)"
Hannah's sequel to On Mystic Lake (1999) is yet another tear-jerker set in northwest Washington State. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SISTERS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Briskly written soap with down-to-earth types, mostly without the lachrymose contrivances of Hannah's previous titles (Distant Shores, 2002, etc.). Kudos for skipping the snifflefest this time around."
Sisters in and out of love. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"A flawed but never dull drama."
A disadvantaged teen finds friendship, acceptance and love with a prosperous Seattle-area family, until a tragic accident changes everything. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY by Kristin Hannah
Released: April 23, 2013

"Unrelenting gloom relieved only occasionally by wrenching trauma; somehow, though, Hannah's storytelling chops keep the pages turning even as readers begin to resent being drawn into this masochistic morass."
Hannah's sequel to FireflyLane (2008) demonstrates that those who ignore family history are often condemned to repeat it. Read full book review >

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WINTER GARDEN  by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Bestselling Hannah (True Colors, 2009, etc.) sabotages a worthy effort with an overly neat resolution."
A Russian refugee's terrible secret overshadows her family life. Read full book review >

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MAGIC HOUR by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Wacky plot keeps the pages turning and enduring schmaltzy romantic sequences."
Sisters work together to solve a child-abandonment case. Read full book review >

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TRUE COLORS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Above-average formula fiction, making full display of the author's strong suits: sense of place, compassion for characters and understanding of family dynamics."
Female rivalry is again the main preoccupation of Hannah's latest Pacific Northwest sob saga (Firefly Lane, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Heartfelt, yes, but pretty routine."