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Publication Order of Girls Of Firefly Lane Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Handful of Heaven (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enchantment (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once in Every Life (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
If You Believe (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Lightning Strikes (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for the Moon (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Again (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Mystic Lake (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Falls (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Island (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distant Shores (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Sisters (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Things We Do for Love / Another Life (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comfort and Joy (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic Hour / Wild (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Colors (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Garden (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Road (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Front (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightingale (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Alone (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four Winds (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Life (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Glass Case (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Stories from Suffragette City(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kristin Hannah was born on September 1960 in Southern California. She grew up at Southern California’s beach, surfing and making sand castles. After turning eight, Kristin’s father took the family to western Washington. She is an award winning and best-selling American author, who has won several awards, including the Maggie, the Golden Heart and the National Reader’s Choice award. After working in a stylish advertising organization, Kristin Hannah decided to go to Law school. She grew up in Washington where she graduated from Law school, and then practiced Law in Seattle before becoming a permanent author.

Kristin has sold more than twenty novels including True Colors, the epic Firefly Lane and Winter Garden. Her work of fiction, Home Front, was optioned for film by 1492 films. “You are going to be an author” are the farsighted words she never forgot from her mother. She was in her third and final year of Law school and her mother was in the sickbay facing the end of her battle with cancer. Kristin was surprised to find out that her mother thought she would become an author. They collaborated on a tale for the next couple of months. After her mother’s death, Kristin packed up all bits and pieces of research they had composed and put them in her closet.

Kristin got married and got pregnant. By the time she conceived, she would read each book in the house and later asked her husband for the cereal boxes to read. That is when her husband reminded her of the books she had started with her mother. Kristin took them and began writing. By the time she gave birth, she had finished her first draft and was very fascinated with it. The draft was rejected, but every rejection just encouraged her to try harder.

In 1990, Kristin Hannah got a call, and in that instant, she went from a mother to a professional author. She has never looked back again. In all those years between then and now, Kristin has never lost her enthusiasm for telling stories. Moreover, she feels really blessed to be a mother, a wife, and an author. Her book, Firefly Lane, became one of the bestsellers in 2009, a touchstone work of fiction that brought many women together.

Kristin Hannah’s Fly Away is about two teenagers in the seventies- Kate and Tully Hart who were inseparable. Tully Hart, with her halter tops and make-up was a very cool girl in school. Kate on the other hand, with high water jeans and glasses, was an unknown geek. However, fate brought the two together and through the years they were committed to each other. This is an amazing story of Kate and Tully who began on a calm street known as Firefly Lane. Years later, Tully has become a woman and tries to deal with her best friend’s loss. She wants to accomplish her promise to her friend Kate and be there for her children.

However, it’s a task she has totally no idea on how to accomplish it. Kate’s daughter, Ryan, is only sixteen-year-old and is lost in her sorrow as Tully is. Kate’s daughter falls in love with a man who makes her happy and leads her into a risky, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart, Tully’s mother, is an unstable woman who deserted her child a lot of times in the past and eventually broke her heart. Tully is at a risk of losing everything she has and is more vulnerable than she has ever been. Dorothy returns again, desperate for another opportunity to be a good mother. To assist her daughter, she must face her fears and reveal the dreadful secret in her past.

With this, she can then become a mother that her wounded daughter wants. A tragedy will bring the three women together and place them on a distressing, powerful journey of recovery. Each looses her way and they all need each other, and perhaps a miracle, to transform their lives! Kristin is now a popular thriller author with many fans. Once the Nightingale thought took root, Kristin began as she always does: with research. It was really the research in all her novels, which informed the story. First, she finds out what happened, and then begins to imagine what could occur, and creates a world that makes sense to her, a fantasy world planted in truth.

In the story, her research was an overwhelming task. There was so much to be familiar with and comprehend. She started with the past set of the war in Europe and began to narrow down her focus. Kristin Hannah’s best information constantly comes from memoirs of women in the resistance, the downed airman who escaped, and the women who hid rescuing Jewish children. More and more, as Kristin read about brave women, she found herself consumed with the tale.

The Nightingale is soaring to new heights and will give her even more delighted readers. Both a thinker and a weeper, the novel tells the story of two sisters, one in Paris and the other in the countryside, during World War II. The novel is an epic love narrative and family drama. It is an intense and compelling representation of two separated sisters, living under siege and a nation at war, where occasionally surviving means doing the unimaginable.

Each is crippled by their beloved mother’s death and inconsiderate desertion of their father. Each sister plays a part in the underground and both find a way to love, forgive and forget. It is a little melodrama combining historical accuracy. Kristin Hannah’s motivation for Isabelle was the actual life story of a woman leading allied soldiers over Pyrenees. The novel is presently narrated by one of the sisters, though you actually won’t know until the end which sister it is.

The book is detailed, fast-paced, and full of romance, and is destined to be on the top of the best sellers’ lists. Kristin Hannah now lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington with her husband and son. Her next release is the well anticipated novel-The Nightingale, which is to be released on February 3, 2015-St. Martin’s Press!

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19 Responses to “Kristin Hannah”

  1. Katherine Seville: 2 weeks ago

    I have read several of your books and love them all. My two favorites are The Nightingale and The Women. I feel I was there in each of these two books. I can’t imagine the trauma that happened during these times. I plan on reading Four Winds next. Guess I should buy another box of tissues.

  2. Cindy A Newman: 4 weeks ago

    I absolutely love Kristin Hnnah. Although many of her books require a box of kleenex, they are a great read for young ladies as she shows the strength & resilience of the spirt of women–especially in the books about the 40’s & 50’s.

  3. Gary Brown: 5 months ago

    You are a page turner with wonderful and memorable characterizations and wholesome, moving plots. I have read 17 of your novels and plan to read them all.

  4. Jan jackson: 6 months ago

    I just finished reading The Great Alone with our book club and finished it in 2 days I could not stop reading it and have purchased 4 of your books and am searching all the ones you have written as I plan on reading them all. You have captivated me with your writing and I needed to let you know how good you are. Since the Great Alone I have read the Nightingale, Angel Falls,Home Front. I will continue to read more thank you for your writing as I’ve said you are a fantastic writer and I am encouraging my friends to read your books. God bless

    • Lisa B.: 5 months ago

      I, too, could not put “The Great Alone” down! A captivating, deliciously visual read…I want more!

  5. Helen Mavromichalis: 1 year ago

    I was gifted The Four Winds by a few of my close girlfriends a year ago and became captivated. A year later I have read 12 more of your books. I am obsessed with your style of writing and your captivating stories of courage, pain, resilience, human connection (particularly the strength of women in their various roles and relationships). Thank you for sharing your gift. I hope you never stop.

  6. Vera Dover: 1 year ago

    I am a big fan of yours, read ALL of your books and wondering when the next one will come out….happy valentine day to you and yours.

  7. Cindy Fletcher: 2 years ago

    I came across your book The Four Winds and started reading it. I couldn’t put it down. It was so good. And yes I cried a few times while reading it. Now I’m going to start reading all your other books. Your an amazing writer!

  8. Jackie Carey: 2 years ago

    I love all of your books. They are happy, they are sad, they are riveting. Thank you for your endless ability to make your stories come to life and so many of them are so true to life. Please keep writing and Thank you.

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  10. Carol Davis: 2 years ago

    I have read most all of your books, love each and every one of them, you are an amazing writer.

  11. CLAIRE L. SCHWEITZER: 3 years ago


  12. Sara: 3 years ago

    I have read her last 2 books. I started with Four Winds. Balled my eyes out! Last night I finished The Great Alone, balled with this one too. Onto the next one!

  13. LILLIAN MANFREDI: 3 years ago

    I loved The Four Winds and I am looking forward to reading more of your books, I just put a few more on hold with my local library.

  14. shirley cohen: 3 years ago

    Love your books, Just finished The Four Winds, couldnt put it down. Looking forward to reading more of your books.

  15. Sharon B. Mazzanti: 3 years ago

    I have FINALLY read all of your books. It took me awhile to find a Handful of Heaven. Our small library is limited and could not find an affordable copy on line. My daughter-in-law found it in the largest library system in Arkansas! (She is a great fan too!) Thank you for giving me so many hours of pleasure as well as tears and heartbreak at times. I look forward to your next book. Please never stop telling your stories. My favorite book of my 75 years is To Kill a Mockingbird but The Great Alone may be my #2. My Book Club..The Happy Bookers read it as well as The Nightingale and Four Winds. We actually ALL agree that your stories centered around strong women is a gift to your readers. Thank you.

    • Liz Molinari: 3 years ago

      Your Local Library can order any book thru ILL (Inter Library Loan). Saves you the expense, especially if you are on a fixed income.

  16. Sarah Mariano: 3 years ago

    I never read so many books in such a short amount of time. And , I’m 62 years old!! Amazing books . I now have mu mom and my best friends mom reading these books . Starting with 4 winds , Nightingale, Winter Garden and Night road and another that my mom has now. We are heading out tomorrow to buy more novels ! We are blown away !

  17. Michael S Lord: 3 years ago

    I love your books.


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