Books by Kristin Hannah

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The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a book I’ll hold on to because I enjoyed quite a lot of it. On the other hand, I don’t plan on rereading it very often, because a certain major aspect of the story was fingernails-on-a-chalkboard grating. Too bad I couldn’t have the one without the other. The novel starts ...

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Home Front

Female soldiers have been back in the news lately as the Pentagon reviews its decision regarding women in combat. As US Representative Tulsi Gabbard pointed out, many women are in combat type situations already. This novel examines what it is like for our brave lady warriors to face war– and what ...

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Between Sisters

I feel cheated. Between Sisters started off boring, but I held out hope that there might be some meaty, emotional issues to make the boring stuff worth it. Nope, just a little emotional manipulation and a convenient miracle. I could read Catherine Anderson for that. Divorce attorn ...

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Summer Island

Summer Island is a mother-daughter reunion tale with a sentimental, too-easy solution to the emotionally wrenching problem of parental abandonment. Ruby Bridge is an unsuccessful, unemployed comedienne who has just been fired from her day job for slacking off. She has no money, and her boyfriend ...

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Angel Falls

It is difficult to think of a way to describe Angel Falls that will not turn off readers who hate amnesia stories. This book, technically speaking, is an amnesia story, that is it is a story where one of the main characters, the heroine, gets amnesia. But saying that Angel Falls is an amnesia story ...

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On Mystic Lake

Kristin Hannah's latest, her first in hardcover, is definitely more mainstream fiction than genre romance, despite the fact that one of its main components is a strong love story. At its core, it's the story of self-discovery. It's a beautifully drawn portrait of a woman going backward before she ca ...