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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Club Readings

Hello fellow readers,

     Last year I joined a Book Club. I'm not sure why I didn't think of posting the books we read and a short review of what I thought about the book on my blog so now I am. I will include a link in case any of my readers are interested in reading the book themselves. We meet once a month so for January reading we read Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah.
It was my second time reading the book as I read it years ago, and loved it then as well. 
Beware may contain spoilers...

My review: January book MAGIC HOUR
by Kristin Hannah

Like the first time, I loved the book just as much as the second time through. But now that I'm in a book club there are things you might not think about when you are reading a book or even after you've read it. Now, I have some questions that were never really clarified at the end of the book. 
First: She never told us the whole story with Max, after Julie said that he could tell her the story when he was ready, so I guess he was never ready?
Second: Did Julia ever go back to Seattle and get her stuff? Did she close down here practice that went down the drain due to a patient killing people? Did she sell her condo? Known of that was made clear. 
Third: If Alice was ankle cuffed in the cave the whole time, then how did she know her way back to the cave when she wasn't really outside of it when they all went to find it so they could catch the killer/kidnapper? 

It's a great story to read, I did really enjoy it, but I guess like other books, there are thing that go unanswered, which is our job as a writer to make sure we have answered all the questions. All bows must be looped, so to speak. It was a heartfelt book that kept me reading and I do recommend to readers that love to read women's fiction. 

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.

If you want to read along, here is our February Book:
Eight Hundred Grapes
by Laura Dave