Magic Hour

Magic Hour 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 Julia meets an extraordinary six

  • Title: Magic Hour
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN: 9780345467539
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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, Julia meets an extraordinary six year old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation To Julia, nothing is important thanDr 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, Julia meets an extraordinary six year old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation To Julia, nothing is 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.

    One thought on “Magic Hour”

    1. Going against the grain again (not something I’ve done a lot, thankfully – maybe 3 or 4 times in the last year and a half)This dialogue in this book seemed to have a Lieutenant Horatio Caine (David Caruso in CSI Miami) undertone.This is the third Kristin Hannah book I’ve read.I finished it in order to count the author in a reading group challenge on GoodReads – 3 books by each author to count.while the first two books I read were okay, they were in my opinion young teen novels. But right [...]

    2. Interesting plot. I struggled with the quality of the writing, the easy/awkward introduction of a romantic subplot, and the oversimplification of "small town life". Just to start, in this book "small town life" = the REPEATED mention of who was homecoming queen 20 years ago by almost EVERY adult character in the novel, loads of uninformed gossip, the collective "best friendness" of the entire police department, etc etc & c. I also wish the child welfare issues were researched more carefully [...]

    3. I would run to the train after work just so I can sit down and read this book, and I was so sad when it ended. A little girl raised by wolves is rescued in a small town, and she changes people's lives as she adapts to her new world. Really, really good story!!

    4. Given the reviews I seem to be very much in the minority, but I thought this was a wretchedly written book. It had an interesting premise. Two sisters in small-town Washington state, a child psychiatrist and the town's police chief, try to help a six-year-old feral child. My problem is that from the start the book took an overly melodramatic tone as it related Doctor Julia Cates facing a decision in a lawsuit about a tragedy involving a patient of hers. Her sister, Ellie Barton, is an incongruou [...]

    5. Exactly what I needed after a 970 page read - quick, easy and even a bit predictable, but with likable characters. I even found myself crying at the end. A nice beach read.

    6. This was an excellent book. The story was sad, about a young girl who was kidnapped and taken deep into the woods. How she survived, and what happens to her when she re-enters society. Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite Authorsis is one of her best.

    7. Nunca tinha lido nada sobre "crianças selvagens" e esta é uma história muito interessante tanto ao nível da psicologia infantil e o modo como é possível "civilizar" uma criança, mas também ao nível das questões emocionais. A lição desta autora é transversal aos seus outros romances: o amor cura todas as feridas, por mais profundas que sejam. Até agora foi o meu preferido desta autora.

    8. I am really liking Kirsten Hannah! After reading Firefly Lane, my mom reccomended this book. It was good, the ending was the best part in that it made me cry and cry. I love when a book; someone's written thoughts; makes you so moved, that you laugh, cry, get mad at a character. I do have to say at times, the characters did and said things that didn't feel in sync with the character development. I was very pleased with how Alice's character came out though. I did hope for a little more in that a [...]

    9. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah is a well researched, beautiful read about a "wolf girl". This emotional read has many heart tugging moments. The characters (Julia, Ellie, Max and Cal ) of this book are equally interesting as they each experience self growth, family bonds and love. The reader experiences all of Alice's physical, mental and spiritual growth. This book will keep you engaged until the last page. 4 stars

    10. Este livro é tão comovente, tocou-me bastante a estória desta menina.Como e que um ser humano é capaz de tanta maldade, capaz de tornar uma criança sem sentimentos e esquecer o que e ser humano.Um luta de amor , coragem e muita paixão, uma narrativa que mexeu comigo.Realmente um momento mágico, e que recomendo para ler nesta época que se aproxima para nos lembrar do que nos faz humanos e do que precisamos para viver , Amor muito amor.

    11. You know when something completely coincidental happens but the result is so serendipitous you'd swear it was fate, the universe, or a deity of some kind pulling strings? I think that is what happened with this book. Kristin Hannah has written a lot of books, but this is the only one I've really been drawn to reading (the others seem like they would make me really ragey or really sad). While raiding my sister's bookshelves to trade out another book I found this one, untouched and a little dusty [...]

    12. "Sen Brittany misin?"Kız sonunda anlıyor. Yavaşça Jewlee'ye doğru eğilip ona bir öpücük veriyor. Geri çekildiğinde, "Ben Alice'im," diyor.4,5/5🌟🌟🌟🌟Yazardan okuduğum dokuzuncu kitabını da ardımda bıraktım. Duyduğum kadarıyla yazarın tüm kitaplarını okuyanların en sevdiği kitapların başında geliyor ve kesinlikle benim de yazardan favorilerimden biri oldu. Aslında bu kadar çok beğeneceğimi düşünmemiştim çünkü Kızkardeşler Arasında ve Gerçek Ren [...]

    13. This book deals with a lot of interesting or thought provoking topics: responsibility of psychologists, love after divorce, second chances, going home, parenting, "wild child" (as in a child raised outside of society rather than a hippie or something), kidnapping, media, dangers of ignorant judgment, drunk driving, rights of biological parenting, etc. Yes, it covered quite a spectrum.I thought most of the writing was very good. One description kind of threw me—when it said the clouds were the [...]

    14. I hovered between 4 and 5 stars on this one. I do believe it was an amazing story expressed beautifully by the author. Tons of life lessons, mystery, suspense, joy, humor and more. I was so afraid the author would ruin the book for me with a sad ending; but, although it had it's heart-wrenching moments, I was smiling as I read the last page. (after crying for several pages before though lol)Right now I have 4 stars markedbut I'm seriously considering changing that to 5. I think what is holding m [...]

    15. Wonderful! A surprising tale of a little girl found alone, an ostracized child psychologist who comes home to help her, the homecoming-queen-turned-cop sister, the flirtatious and wildly handsome doctor who has lost a lot in his past and a quirky town who stands by them all amidst a nationwide media frenzy. Everyone wants to know more about this little girl and the renowned-turned-shunned (and misunderstood) physchologist who is committed to helping her. This story is filled with heartache, love [...]

    16. First of all let me start by saying I am a HUGE fan of Hannah. I am on a mission to read every single book written by this fabulous author!! This was a great read and I highly recommend it. The novel introduces sisters Ellie Barton and Julia Cates who are extremely different individuals. Julia is a brilliant, dedicated, work-obsessed child psychologist in Los Angeles. Ellie is beautiful and confidant plus she was the homecoming queen in her day. Ellie is now the chief of police and still lives i [...]

    17. Eh. The text box that appears when you hover over the second star in the rating bar describes it perfectly: "it was ok."The author has an interesting premise: a disgraced psychiatrist, a little wild girl who mysteriously appears from the woods, and the "who did it?" mystery that ties it together. However, the writing just isn't that good. With some books you get over this and just enjoy the story, but I couldn't do it with this book. I felt like the author was imitating what she imagined was pow [...]

    18. Riveting, as are most of Hannah's books. But I thought the ending was a little rushed and a little fake. It wasn't my favorite Kristin Hannah read but it was still okay.

    19. I have read the most recent books by Kristin Hannah, but somehow this one slipped past me. It was recommended by Anne Bogel on her What Should I Read Next podcast on two different interviews, so I felt the need to give it a try. The story is so good. It pulled me in on the first page and kept my keen interest until the very last page. My favorite kind of book. I highly recommend it.

    20. When this book was recommended to me, I was anxious to get it and start reading! I must admit, that for me, this book certainly didn't start out as a 4-star book. The writing was a bit simple and trite. I didn't know much about the plot before I picked this up and hadn't read any of the other reviews--I usually don't, so I am not predisposed prior to reading a book. As I read through it, it built momentum. Initially, I remember wondering how this book could've received 4 stars with this simple a [...]

    21. Wow, what a roller coaster of emotions for such a little book! This is a hidden gem and I read it in less than 24 hours Having never heard of Kristin Hannah I was pleasantly surprised to find a writing style similar to Jodi Picoult, but with a story line that pulled at the heart strings (something that Jodi hasn't managed to do in most of her recent book). Thank you Good Reads for another outstanding recommendation :)

    22. Alice is a mysterious young girl who appears unexpectedly in the town of Rain Valley without an identity and an unknown history. Immediately it is clear she is not simply an ordinary girl; she a girl unable to express or explain herself. Despite her lack of verbal communication she is the center of the story touching many lives. It is up to Julia, a gifted doctor to reach out to Alice to understand, and discover the reason for the girl's condition. She needs to determine if it is medically relat [...]

    23. Jedna divna priča o neobičnom, jedinstvenom djetetu koje je izašlo iz šume i ušlo u tuđe živote i sve ih promijenilo. Djevojčica kojoj su trebali drugi da obrišu ožiljke i nauče je kako da voli - a zapravo je ona njih naučila šta je to ljubav.DIVNA, DIVNA, DIVNA!

    24. Ms. Hannah has developed an amazingly sympathetic character who grabbed me from her first appearance and kept mr rooting for her and turning pages. Yes, there is also romance and family relationships, but for me Girl, Alice carries this story

    25. A traumatized little girl, a woman who bonds with her, and a family brought back together around their connection? It's like Kristin Hannah was writing this personally for me. The plot line is what gravitated me to the title. And don't be mistaken by the star rating. I really did like Magic Hour, my first novel by the prolific author, for its story; the execution of said story brought down the overall score. The narrative was drawn out, and yet at times character revelations were rushed, dumped [...]

    26. Kristin Hannah is quickly making her way onto my list of favourite authors. Magic Hour is about a mute wild child who shows up one day from the woods, and the women who found her, save her, and fall in love with her. The storyline is so well thought-out, never skipping steps or rushing the plot, giving you all the details without drawing it out too long. I loved reading about Alice and her slow progress, and how she was able to bring Ellie and Julia closer together again. I can't wait to keep re [...]

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