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Angel Falls: A Novel Paperback – September 27, 2005
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Kristin Hannah's talent for writing poignant tales of duty, passion, identity and family bonds made last year's On Mystic Lake a bestseller, and will certainly rake in the fans this time. (Imagine Danielle Steel without the Gucci bags or aging corporate CEOs.) While the majority of the novel has our heroine knocked out on a hospital gurney, Hannah makes valiant efforts to bring Mike's character to life, and Liam's enduring love should keep you rooting for him and reaching for the hanky. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Though he may lose her if she recovers, Liam asks Julian to come to their small town of Last Bend to try to heal Mikaela. When she awakens, she has no idea who her current spouse is or the identity of her youngest child. She cannot understand why she looks olds since sixteen years have disappeared from her life because she suffers from amnesia. When she regains her lost memory, will she love her current husband or her former spouse?
ANGEL FALLS is a fascinating relationship drama that centers on personal sacrifice. Readers will love Liam as he willingly risks losing the love of his life to someone else if it could restore her back to health. The children and Julian add to the drama through their relationships with the lead characters. Fans already consider Kristin Hannah to be on a par with the superstars like Delinsky and Roberts, but those few readers who had doubts will no longer have any after reading this novel.
Liam and Mike (Michaela) Campbell, and their children Jacey and Brett, are blissfully enjoying their idyllic life in a Norman Rockwell town when Mike is injured in a riding accident and lapses into a coma. Left to fend for themselves, her husband and children learn to get through days without her, while at the same time discovering that they hardly knew her, when secrets of her past (a first marriage and Hollywood lifestyle) begin to surface. As the darkness of her sleep begins to lift, she remains shrouded in the shadows of her past, but her deceptions have wounded and confused her family, particularly when the subject of her betrayal suddenly appears to assist in her convalescence. Can Mike awaken her own heart and help her family move beyond the specter of her past?
If this description sounds similar to a storyline in a soap opera, then it is being interpreted correctly. "Angel Falls" is that predictable and syrupy. But reading it is not an unpleasant way to wile away some summer hours, as it is a mellow story with warmth and fuzzy feelings. While not quite a "romance novel", its idealization of love (a.k.a. "true love") and marriage have all the requisite dramatic elements for the genre.
I expect that fans of Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook" and "A Walk to Remember") will migrate to this book, particularly those who liked Sparks' drab "Message in a Bottle".Read more ›
Their life appears to be a classic fairy tale until tragedy strikes. While exercising a horse, Mikaela is thrown and hits her head, putting her into a coma. The lengths Liam goes to in order to help her recover are incredible.
As he attempts to maintain some semblance of normalcy, and while looking for a dress for his teenaged daughter to wear to her Prom, Liam finds evidence of Mikaela's former life. Although he knew she had been married before, he was not prepared to find that she had been married to one of the most famous movie stars in the world: Julian True.
Just the mention of Julian's name elicits a response from Mikaela while she is in the coma, so Liam makes a decision to call him and see if he can come up to Washington to help revive her. What follows next is a testimony to the depths of a man's love for a woman. Angel Falls is written from a man's point of view and delves into how someone copes with life threatening injury to a loved one.
This book is well written. Each of the characters is believable, including the main characters, Mikaela and Liam. You truly feel that you are in their lives, watching all that goes on. You feel Liam's pain as he discovers that his wife of 10 years was in love with another man. You are hoping, as the book progresses, that Liam and Mikaela will remain together and "live happily every after."
I rate this at 4 stars.
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Typical romance novel. No research or attention to detail. Ended without even finding out about the horse or why a 9 year old is sucking his thumb. Read morePublished 16 days ago by carla bandera
No No No......would never have bought this if I had known about all the religious crap...and how she channeled 'Kramer vs Kramer'....yuk yuk yuk!!Published 27 days ago by JEN CORDELL
Great book and arrived in great condition. Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors.Published 1 month ago by MrsM
Somehow I'd forgotten the title, but as soon as I started reading, I knew it but couldn't put it down. I cried even more the second time through, and loved every minute.Published 1 month ago by lspatlin
Great story! Sometimes you have to forget everything to remember who you are and that which is important to you.Published 1 month ago by Jade of the Stone
I always enjoy just plain old stories. Getting pulled into people's lives ( real or fictional)..... This one however was more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan S.
Pretty good. A romance the most part. Not twisty enough for me. Quick read, interesting characters . Written from the perspective of multiple people, so that was interesting.Published 2 months ago by jetladuke