Magic Hour - Kristin Hannah

Magic Hour

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2006-02-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 3,265 Ratings


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 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


  • Couldn’t stop reading

    By NurseDLit
    Wonderfully mesmerizing with words so visually descriptive. As the reader I was completely transported to the small town watching the story unfold while being emotionally in tune with each character. Couldn’t stop reading.
  • Good Read

    By mlr1225
    Good story.
  • Review

    By Seltosgirl58
    It was so beautiful, sad and haunting. I cried and cried. Makes me want to hold my own daughter tighter
  • Magic Hour

    By YayaNetski
    A tragedy involving a psychologist forces her to return to her childhood home. Surprisingly , she meets a ‘lost’ child and she finds a reason to restart and build a meaningful life .
  • L. Davenport

    By Lynn Davenport
    This was the best book I’ve read! It was a tear jerker too. Magic Hour was very unique to anything I’ve ever read.
  • Magic Hour

    By Pradagirl1!
    Fantastic moved quickly, couldn’t put the book down, sad, and beautiful storyline, Of two people that needed each other desperately. And the helpless child needed to be brought into a new world.
  • wow

    By Kookookenzeroonie
    one of the best books i’ve ever read. i couldn’t put this book down so i had to finish it all in one afternoon. kristin hannah is incredible
  • Fabulous! A page turning and moving novel

    By Gold plated dynamite 💯
    5 stars
  • It was good

    By cck23579753
    I am obsessed with most of her books, but not this one. Just took too long to get to the crux of it all. Took me forever to get through (I have finished other books of hers in mere days)
  • Magic Hour

    By Someone had a great idea!
    I personally liked everything about this book. Kristan Hannah writes beautifully, not too wordy with as few characters as possible. Some authors use too many characters which leads to confusion and repetitive story lines. I love to read and look forward to reading all of Kristan Hannah’s books! Thank you for writing such thoughtful stories. Kay Swanson