Book Reviews of Angel Falls

Angel Falls
Angel Falls
Author: Kristin Hannah
ISBN-13: 9780449006344
ISBN-10: 0449006344
Publication Date: 1/30/2001
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 219 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Set amid the splendor of Washington State's North Cascade mountain range, Hannah's latest (after On Mystic Lake) borrows elements from soap opera, the silver screen and fairy tales to make a simple statement about the complications of love. Dr. Liam Campbell is devastated when his beloved wife, Mikaela, mother of two, suffers a horse-jumping injury that leaves her in a coma. His confusion escalates when he learns the identity of Mikaela's first husband: world-famous movie star Julian True. The biggest shock: True's is the only name she responds to. Liam senses that his Sleeping Beauty needs love to wake her up, but whose? Given the depth of his feelings for her, will he be brave enough to summon True for help, and so risk losing Mikaela forever in order to save her life? Scenes reminiscent of Kramer vs. Kramer occur where Liam tries to be mom to their nine-year-old son; the suds world takes over when Mikaela finally wakes, but with retrograde amnesia, thinking she's still married to True and with no memory of Liam; and It's a Wonderful Life brings the curtain down. In keeping with the popular convention of giving voice to spirituality, the novel employs religious overtones, which will please some readers while leaving others feeling molested by an angel.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very emotionally charged book - it will draw you right in.
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This is a well-written page-turner with "real" characters. This makes you think about the ways that love tests you and what lengths you might go to for someone you love...
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Helpful Score: 2
When a young woman is injured in a riding accident, her husband turns to the first man she loved to bring her out of her coma, even if it means losing her forever. Good book - the author handles a theme that could have become a six-hanky Hallmark commercial and manages to make a compelling story out of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm not all the way through this book yet, but at about 1/2 way things are JUST getting moving. I'm going to guess and say that things are going to get better based on the reviews - but holy cow was the beginning s-l-o-w! Going to stick with it though!
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Helpful Score: 1
A well-written book based on "what-if"...your first true love didn't go away. worth reading!
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Love the story. A beauty of marriage and commitment.
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This is a wonderful story showing the meaning of true love. Mikaela is a lovely person, it was a long journey for her and how she came ot realize the true meaning of love. Liam is a very strong and gentle person. To me this book was a wonderful read. Kristin Hannah always gives me a nice warm fuzzy feeling.
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a moving portrayl of marriage and commitment and of a ordinary man who risks everything in the name of love
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Another one of her good books...
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Mikaela, beloved wife and mother, lies in a coma and her husband attempts to awaken her by opening up contacts with her secret past life and love; risking their marriage to save her life.
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Mikaela (Mica) Campbell is thrown from a horse and is so seriously injured that she falls into a long-term coma. Mica's husband, Dr. Liam Campbell, is left to care for their children. While sitting by Mica's hospital bed, willing her to recover, Liam talks endlessly to her. He recreates their life together through their shared history.

Inadvertently, Liam discovers the identity of Mica's first husband and father to her first child. Julian is a 'huge' movie star who was the love of her life. Julian, a shallow man, is convinced that he may be the person who is able to bring Mica out of her coma and agrees to travel to her bedside. Mica emerges from the coma, and what happens then is what helps her look at life through different 'colored' glasses.

Angel Falls is a family drama about how tragedy impacts the individual members and how they rise to the occasion and pull together. And it is about a loving, gentle husband who deeply loves his wife and will do what is necessary to help her recover; even if it means he might lose her.

Hannah's characters are richly drawn and the plot is compelling. It is a book you will enjoy and I guarantee that you will recommend it to others.
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This is one of the best books that I've read lately!
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Great read!
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Nestled into the hills of the Northern Cascade Mountains in Washington state, Liam and Mike (Michaela) Campbell have a picture-perfect marriage and family. While Liam enjoys the comforts of being a small-town doctor with an old family name, Mike cares for their two children and her beloved horses. But when a horrible accident leaves Mike in a coma, Liam frantically searches for a way to ignite her memories and awaken her. What he discovers makes him question the foundations of their love, as Mike has a secret past as "Kayla" and a previous marriage to her first love, Julian True. Though still in a coma, Mike responds to these stories. Liam knows he must contact Julian, and gamble his future on the past memories of a woman whose true identity and feelings are unknown to him.
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
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Kristin Hannah is such a wonderful author and Angel Falls does not dissapoint for her fans. Such a wonderful book with a wonderful story!
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Good book
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This book, like the other Kristin Hannah books that I've read so far, was a really nice read. The characters were well developed and without being overly preachy or moralistic, Hannah allows the reader, along with the characters, to explore the various types of love. There is fierce parental protective love, the almost second-nature love of the married couple, and of course the violent, all-consuming first love. Hannah's writing is easy and relaxing to read, the emotional moments of the plot are not overly heavy-handed and the book overall was enjoyable to read. I would (and did!) recommend this to a friend.
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I really liked this book. It was a quick read and had lots of turns and twists. The book also made me cry at times but a good cry.
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From the back of the book "Angel Falls is a moving portrayal of marriage and commitment, and of an ordinary man who risks everything in the name of love". A woman is injured and is in a coma while her husband cares for her and their frightened children. As usual, Kristin Hannah is good.
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I really enjoyed this book, very moving, touching story. It made me tear up a few times and was a book I couldn't put down until I finished it. Highly recommend this one.
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Heartbreaking and real. Made my heart melt.
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Great story- enjoyed very much!
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Angel Falls is a moving portrayal of marriage and commitment, and of an ordimary man who risks everything in the name of love,
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Awesome love story! Liam is definitely a HERO. The choice he had to make was heartbreaking.
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Mikayla is a loving wife with two children and known throughout the small town of Angel Falls. She suffers from a head injury and goes into a coma. Her husband sits with her, talking and singing, bringing her flowers, doing everything he can to wake her. The only word she says is "Jules" and her husband figures out, with the help of her mother and a dress found in the closet, that she was once married to movie star Julian True. At the end of his ideas, he calls Julian, hoping he will remember her and come to visit her and be able to awake her. The family is tested as Mikayla has to choose which life she will return to and where her love and loyalty lie. Her husband's love never ceases and he put himself on the line for her, but will it end in her leaving him behind?
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Great book, could not put it down!
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Great story of love and tragedy. One of those books I stumbled across and absolutely loved. Couldn't put it down.
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This was a very good book about figuring out what truly matters!! I really like this author - read her others like Firefly Lane!!
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I read Mystic Lake and although it was a great book, I was disappointed with the ending, so far that reason I shied away from books by Kristin Hannah. Then for some reason I ran across Angel Falls and decided to give her another try, I'm glad I did, because this was an amazing book, I could not put it down, You will not be disappointed with this book.
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One of the best books I have ever read. Incredible.
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This was an unabridged audio cassette. It was a good listen. It was about the power of love.
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Very emotional...As always, Kristin Hannah writes about real characters and circumstances...She always makes you feel as if you are "living" the story yourself
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Great book, but make sure you have some tissues handy!!
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I loved this book. My second by Kristin Hannah. I will be reading more from her!
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A love story with a twist.
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When Mikaela Cambell falls into a coma, her husband Liam has to step up to the bat and hold the household together. He and Mikaela have two children. He is a doctor, but can do little other then sit by her beside. He takes over as "mother" for teir two kids. What all comes out is a secert past about her first marriage..?!
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Another AWESOME read by Kristin Hannah...........I will definitely keep ordering her books!
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This is a story of a wife and Mother who had a fall from a horse, the family's struggle with her injury and life'e important lessons.
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First book I read of Kristin Hannah and loved it! This is a must read!
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One morning Mikaela Campbell is thrown from her horse and is put into a coma. Nothing seems to be working to wake her. Her husband Liam finds something disturbing about her past, but can this be the one thing that can save her? And if it does save her will she be lost to him? Find out in Angel Falls.
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Wonderful story.
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You won't be able to put it down!
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This was a great read, with good characters and an interesting plot.
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GREAT BOOK
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I LOVED this book...could hardly put it down.
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Wonderful story, well written. Very heart warming it made me cry.
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This is a very good book. I started reading it at 10pm and I couldn't put it down, I was up til 5:30am to finish it. It will make you cry out of happiness and sadness. I loved it....
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Liked it!
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When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and the mother of two,falls into a coma. It is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, telling stories of the precious life they have built. Hoping always hoping that she will wake up.
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This is a wonderful book - I loved it! It tells of Mikaela, beloved young wife and mother, who is in a coma after a horse accident, and her family's loving struggle to bring her back.
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This is a wonderful moving love story of a marriage that weathers a storm, and commiment to that love and those vows.I hardily recommend this book.
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I thought the writing was immature. I couldnt really get into it.
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I loved this book it's superb. It would be great for people who love heart warming stories. This one is very sweet it made me cry at times also. Very well written.
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When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother of two, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, telling stories of the precious life they have built, hoping, always hoping, that she will wake up. Then he discovers evidence of her secret past: a hidden first marriage to Julian True, a man no woman could resist . . . or forget. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam turns to the one person who could make her respond-- and who could take her out of his arms forever.
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Great book about the power of love. Reminiscent of a Nicholas Sparks book.
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very moving story about what a husband will do to help his wife get well - even contact her hidden first husband. true love in all its heartache.
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When Mikaela Campbell falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam to hold the family together Day after day he sits by her bedside, telling stories of their precious life hoping she will wake up. Then he discovers evidence of her secret past. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam turns to the one person who could make her respond and who could take her out of his arms forever. It is a great book.
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When his wife falls into a coma after a head injury from a fall from a horse, his chances of losing her forever are great. When he learns of a previous marriage to a movie star, while searching for something in her closet, he keeps the secret to himself. However when she seems to respond from her coma, to the name of her first love, Liam brings him to get bedside in hopes that he will be able to bring her out of the coma, knowing that he risks losing her to get first love Julian. But she would be alive, and so selflessly Liam finds Julian. You experience the emotion Liam goes through taking care of his children, knowing their mother may never remember any of them, but bravely doing what he feels is best for her. I found myself holding my breathe at times fearful of the outcome and being broken hearted along with Liam and the two children. This was an emotionally charged book but well worth the read.
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Love it totally. I can't seem to get enough of her books. She's one of my favorite authors.
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I have read a lot of Kirstin Hannah's books so was really looking forward to this. It turned out to be only good, not great like most of them are. Night Road and Home Front were much better.
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Nestled into the hills of the Northern Cascade Mountains in Washington state, Liam and Mike (Michaela) Campbell have a picture-perfect marriage and family. While Liam enjoys the comforts of being a small-town doctor with an old family name, Mike cares for their two children and her beloved horses. But when a horrible accident leaves Mike in a coma, Liam frantically searches for a way to ignite her memories and awaken her. What he discovers makes him question the foundations of their love, as Mike has a secret past as "Kayla" and a previous marriage to her first love, Julian True. Though still in a coma, Mike responds to these stories. Liam knows he must contact Julian, and gamble his future on the past memories of a woman whose true identity and feelings are unknown to him.
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JUST TOO MUCH TRAGEDY FOR ME. A TEARJERKER BUT A FAST READ FOR A PLANE OR THE BEACH.
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Nestled into the hills of the Northern Cascade Mountains in Washington state, Liam and Mike (Michaela) Campbell have a picture-perfect marriage and family. While Liam enjoys the comforts of being a small-town doctor with an old family name, Mike cares for their two children and her beloved horses. But when a horrible accident leaves Mike in a coma, Liam frantically searches for a way to ignite her memories and awaken her. What he discovers makes him question the foundations of their love, as Mike has a secret past as "Kayla" and a previous marriage to her first love, Julian True. Though still in a coma, Mike responds to these stories. Liam knows he must contact Julian, and gamble his future on the past memories of a woman whose true identity and feelings are unknown to him.
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This was a great book. As ususal always a surprise plot.
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EXCELLENT BOOK FOR THIS KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT AND IS VERY GOOD READ. FOR I FINISHED IT IN NO TIME FOR I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.

WILLIAM.
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A main selection of the Doubleday Book Club.
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When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother of two, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, telling stories of the precious life they have built, hoping, always hoping, that she will wake up. Then he discovers evidence of her secret past: a hidden first marriage to Julian True, a man no woman could resist . . . or forget. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam turns to the one person who could make her respond and who could take her out of his arms forever.

ANGEL FALLS is a moving portrayal of marriage and commitment, and of an ordinary man who risks everything in the name of love.
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From back cover: When Mikaela Campbell, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their frightened children. Liam discovers evidence of a hidden first marriage to Julian True, a man no woman could resist...or forget. Desperate to bring Mikaela back, Liam turns to the one preson who could make her respond..and who could take her out of his arms forever. Moving portrayal of a man any woman would like to call husband.
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i did not read this book so I can't comment
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