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Waiting for the Moon Mass Market Paperback – September 27, 1995
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Her novels Home Front and Night Road were among the first novels to appear in the #1 spot on 5 New York Times bestseller lists simultaneously. Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct.
Kristin's highly anticipated new release, The Nightingale, will be published on February 3, 2015 (St. Martin's Press). The novel --an epic love story and family drama set in France at the dawn of World War II--is a profound and compelling portrait of two estranged sisters, living in a city under siege and a country at war, where sometimes surviving means doing the unthinkable.
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Hannah's books always portray a hidden message to the reader, yet all of her subtle messages are woven with hope and love. Despite the hurt and tragedies in all of our lives, love seems to always prevail and the sun does shine!! No exception with this story!
After an attempted suicide, Selena wakes up a completely different person from what she was, without any memories of her past. She weaves her innocent child-like magic of love with the other residents of Lethe House in Maine where she was brought to be healed. She affects every single life for the better in that house and rays of sunshine emerge for all, who are living in pain and misery.
With all of Hannah's books, you want a sequel and this book is no exception!! Wonderful love story without all of the mush and gush!!
Ian, a once successful doctor, developed a sort of "sixth sense" after an accident, which caused him to experience often upsetting visual images when touching his patients. Unable to cope with this so-called "gift," coupled with the fact that he is labeled a "mad doctor" and shunned by the community, he shuts himself away in Lethe, a sort of mini-mental institution, his mother being among the residents. Here Ian closes himself off physically and emotionally...until the day Selena, a "Jane Doe" nearly dead from an unsuccessful suicide attempt, is brought to his door. Selena first revives Ian's passion for medicine, then his ability to feel and to love.
I was disappointed that Ian never got any words/images when touching Selena which would have revealed something of her past life - didn't feel it was satisfactorily explained as to why he didn't. I also would have liked to have seen some sort of happiness or peace for Johann in the end.
Though peripheral characters sometimes clutter a story, I found the residents of Lethe intriguing.
The whole Shaker Bretheren bit with Elliot was rather anticlimatic - and I felt that Ian and Selena fell into bed with one another a little too easily. Overall, though, I found myself struggling to put the book down.
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Kristin Hannah books are very uplifting with surprising story lines. It is a pleasure to read all of her books. Have loved all the ones that I have read thus far.Published 19 days ago by Elizabeth McKnight
I got this for My Daughter so All i know is that this is her favorite Author and she loves all her books.Published 2 months ago by Kay Chubbuck
When I first started reading this book I thought I'd probably not finish it but after a while it aroused my curiosity and I stayed with it and enjoyed it a lot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by VT
It reads OK but it seems to move very slowly forward. I like the premise quite a bit. When I found out where she had come from, I was surprised. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susannah St Clair Foxy Loxy
Received pocket book, not soft cover. Print too small in pocket books and pages do not lay flat enough. Read morePublished 7 months ago by shirley weltz
I found the beginning to be a bit slow, but the story captured my attention none the less. I wouldn't personally consider this to be one of Hannah's bests but it's most definitely... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kait