I LOVED this book. It was fascinating, engrossing, and uplifting because the author made me care about the characters. Even though I cried several times I was happy with the ending. This book is unforgettable!!!
I have loved everything I have ever read by Kristin Hannah but this one was, by far, my favorite one yet! A wonderful story about a little girl who wanders out of the woods and the child psychiatrist who helps bring her out of her shell. LOVED this one and hated for it to end!
This was an excellent book that kept me hooked from the beginning. It certainly kept my attention throughout and I had a hard time putting it down. There's a great deal of heart and spirit in the book.
The characters are brilliant, engaging and beautifully written. All in all, their development and the plot were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the sharing of what was going through the child's mind, even more would have been great. It was a very touching novel and, for me, hit a variety of different emotions. I will read more from Kristin Hannah.
Dr Julia Cates, a child psychiatrist, is shattered by the loss of a teenage patient and the scandal the follows. Doubting herself, she retreats to her quiet and slow-paced hometown in Northwest Washington to find her self. Nothing happens in Rain Valley, until one day a young girl suddenly appears from the deep woods and is found hiding in a tree with a baby wolf in her arms.
She soon becomes known as a "wild child," because she is fearful and is unable to speak. There is a psychological edge to Magic Hour that engages the reader in the wonder of how this fragile child will heal. And, as always, there is an unexpected twist. Once I picked up the novel, I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. An outstanding read.
A mysterious child who cannot or will not speak has turned up in the center of town, high in a tree and clutching a wolf cub to her chest. She is a very rare case, a feral child, raised in the wild by wolves and no one knows what to do or how to find her family. Julie Cates is a child psychiatrist works to bring her into a civilized world.
The author pulls you into Alice and Julie's struggles from the beginning and it is one of the most heart wrenching and powerful books that I have read. You become emotional tied to the character and feel their triumphs as well as thier failures and setbacks.
I could not put this book down once I started it. It's a story of a little girl who is essentially feral, her search for help when she realizes she needs it, and the woman who helps her learn to fit into society. The patience and love exhibited in this story are heartwarming and the strength of both the little girl and her therapist is inspiring.
Wonderful story - and a child you can't help but fall in love with. The basics are that from the heart of the nearly impenetrable darkness of the Oregon National Forest, a 6 year old girl appears, mute and alone. This is the story of the woman and the town that saves her.
I loved this book & couldn't put it down. Fascinating story of a girl found in a small town seemingly from no where. Without giving to much away, it's very interesting to discover her story & how it unfolds. Very heartwarming.
I have to start out by saying I didn't care for the narrator's voice. I almost stopped listening but I knew the book reviews thought the story was worth telling. So, I continued on and I am glad I did. (I just didn't like how the narrator portrayed a couple of the voices).
This is a "feel good" story that kept my attention. I didn't want to stop listening, I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
a great read! I devoured half the book in the first sitting. Un-put-down-able. I fell in love with the little girl, & the psychiatrist who is helping her. i have a daughter the same age as Alice, so it particularly touched me. This book made me cry.....literally a 3 tissue cry. Highly recommend!!!!
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very heart warming.
I was so involved and engaged with the characters that when the "crisis" of the story came, I was almost afraid to read it. I didn't want anything bad to happen. Not to worry - the whole story holds together and makes sense.
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, it tugs your heart strings and wont let you put it down. The first book I've read by this author and cant wait to read the others, Wonderful book. I will remember it for a long time.
Another great book from Kristin Hannah. I must admit I felt a little lost at the very beginning; couldn't quite get my head around what I was reading. Once I got into it though I've really enjoyed it. It keeps you turning the page wondering what will happen next. It has suspense, is heart warming, and tear jerking; runs the gamut (sp ?) of emotions. I would definitely recommend it.
I really liked this book. It touched my heart and I couldn't see how things would resolve for the good. There is a hint of romance but the brunt of story is about relationships with growth along the way.
I LOVED this book and that is not something I say very often. I caught myself tearing up a lot - there were many sweet, touching moments. One part made my heart just break. The ending was great - I was very satisfied with it. I will definitely have to read another Kristin Hannah book now. Maybe another one of her books will touch me as much as this one did.
I really liked this book. The main story about the girl coming out of the woods is a little much (in my opinion), but the way the author wrote the story in the end it seemed believable. I really enjoyed the characters and the author's style of writing. I will read more of her books.
Absolutely wonderful story. This cd set has 6 cd's. Story of young girl who grew up in the wild and came to city because of hunger. She has no skills. She acts like a wild animal. This story is told in wonderful voice's and is funny, serious and suspensefull. I started listening to it in the car on the way to and from work and then had to take in the house because i couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen until the next ride. I loved this story.
Excellent and engaging story. I was never sure where the story would ultimately take me. I wasn't even too sure how it would come out until after the last page. Sometimes an augur makes hard choices about what is best for the story. Great read!
This is my first book by Kristin Hannah, and I have to say I now understand why so many people love her books! A little girl, who they eventually call Alice, shows up in the middle of town. She came from the wilderness and cannot speak or communicate. Julia Cates, a psychiatrist, gets called in by her sister Ellie, who is the police chief in town to work with the little girl until her parents are found. It's not easy, but Julia and Alice have a special bond, and they start to make progress getting Alice used to life in the real world.
I felt this book was well researched and had a great storyline. It combined a little bit of mystery along with a love story and it hooks you from the very beginning! I would recommend it to anyone who likes Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain!
I have enjoyed all of Kristin Hannah's books, but this one is probably my favorite. It was a special journey to see how Julia was able to bond with the girl "Alice" and gain her trust and help her emerge from her protective cocoon. You wondered through the whole story how this child came to such a fate,and the story closed all those doors and answered those questions well. My heart was warmed by the end, and I could visualize the characters in all the scenarios throughout the story. Very touching book. I really enjoyed it.
I must be in the minority after reading a handful of positive reviews about this book. I was pulled into it in the first few pages, but as I got into the second chapter something caused me to lose interest really quick. I couldn't seem to get pulled into the story line. This is the second Kristin Hannah book I have attempted to read that I lost interest in rather quick.
This story of a child psychiatrist and how she treats the "wild" child who was found in the park grips you right from the start. Get out the kleenexes when you read this story; there will be tears of happiness as well as compassion for what this child has been through. There are no bad guys here; only people who love the child and want what is best for her, because she is too damaged to know that for herself. I couldn't put this down from beginning to end.
This is the first book I've read by Kristin Hannah. I was pleasantly surprised. This book kept me interested from the very beginning. Very good story with a happy ending. Kept me guessing until the conclusion.
I definitely plan to check out more books by her in the future.
This was a great book. A pyschiatrist who just lost a patient to suicide is called to her hometown to help a young child who has been living wild in the woods. She has to try and find out how the child came to be in the woods, teach the child about the world, how to trust, how to love, and try to regain her own reputation back in the process.