Kristin Hannah Books In Order

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Publication Order of Girls Of Firefly Lane Books

Firefly Lane (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fly Away (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Handful of Heaven (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Enchantment (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once in Every Life (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If You Believe (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Lightning Strikes (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waiting for the Moon (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Again (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Mystic Lake (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Falls (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Island (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distant Shores (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Sisters (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Things We Do for Love (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comfort and Joy (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Hour (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Colors (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Garden (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Road (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Front (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightingale (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Alone (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Four Winds (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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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7 Responses to “Kristin Hannah”

  1. Sara: 1 week 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!

  2. LILLIAN MANFREDI: 2 weeks 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.

  3. shirley cohen: 3 weeks ago

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

  4. Sharon B. Mazzanti: 1 month 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: 1 month 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.

  5. Sarah Mariano: 3 months 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 !

  6. Michael S Lord: 3 months ago

    I love your books.


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