Back Cover: In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest- nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice's past- although doing so requires help from Julia's estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice's life test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice- and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one of her most beloved characters and delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.
AMAZING! Omg I absolutely loved this book. This is only the second book I've read by her but they are so diversely different and both so well written. It was heartbreaking that little girl them finding all those marks on her. And how she didn't understand anyone else. And especially at first, when they went in her head the first ime I'm like wth does this have to do with anything? but then I knew after that, and it was so sad how she could talk but made herself not do it, when that's what Julia wanted. The time she said the first word was like yes she finally talked! Cuz she knew it would make Julia happy. And it's crazy how at one moment you want something but over time you want the opposite. At first they wanted to find the parents, but then after Julia got through to Alice she didn't want anyone to step through and say Alice is my girl, but that's what happened! and it was so intense. Learning about that guy and then them finding that place in the forest where she was tied up. Scary, and things like that do happen to people, which is sickening really. How could someone do that? But that moment when her real dad was coming to pick her up, and Julia had to leave Alice, was so heart wrenching. I was like omg this is so sad! But then I knew when someone knocked at the door at the end it had to be Alice, I had a feeling. At first I thought she like escaped and somehow made it back on her own, but it was very courageous for George to give her daughter to Julia like that. But yeah so this book was great. It did take me a while to read, but yes I'm done with finals now!!! So on to the next one. Sadly I won't be able to make 100 books this year but still read quite a bit, can't believe it's been another year passed by! But reading will always be my fav.