Spotlight & Contest: Kristin Hannah

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KRISTIN HANNAH is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
Series: Firefly Lane (# 2)
Release Date: April 23, 2014
Publisher: St Martins
Pages: 413

As teenagers in the seventies, Tully Hart and Kate Mularky were inseparable. Tully, with her make-up and her halter tops, was the coolest girl in school. Kate, with her glasses and her high water jeans, was the geeky outsider. But chance and circumstance brought them together and through the decades they were devoted to each other. This was the story of Tully and Kate which began on a quiet street called Firefly Lane. Best friends forever.

But sometimes stories end, and we have to find a way to begin again.

Now, years later, Tully is a woman trying to deal with the loss of her best friend. She wants to fulfill her promise to Kate—to be there for Kate’s children, but it’s a promise she has no idea how to carry out. What does brash, lonely, ambitious Tully know about being part of a family?

Kate’s daughter, sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan, is as lost in her grief as Tully is…until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.

Tully’s mother, Dorothy Hart, is an unstable woman who abandoned her child too many times in the past and ultimately broke her heart. Now, when Tully is in danger of losing everything and is more vulnerable and alone than she’s been since she put those rough childhood years behind her, Dorothy returns once more, desperate for another chance to be a good mother. But can she be trusted this time? To help her daughter, Dorothy must face her darkest fears and reveal the terrible secret in her past–only then can she become the mother her wounded daughter needs.

Tragedy will bring these three women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way and they will need each other—and maybe a miracle—to transform their lives…

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12 thoughts on “Spotlight & Contest: Kristin Hannah

  1. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for sharing!! I’ve read such great reviews for Ms. Hannah’s work and this has always been high on my wishlist 🙂

  2. Amy W. says:

    How would you say your writing has evolved since A Handful of Heaven in 1991? You seem to have found a solid niche that works well. I know I certainly appreciate your hard work!

  3. anne says:

    I have read Kristin Hannah’s novels which are memorable and special. The setting and the characters are always realistic and fascinating. Many thanks.

  4. Maureen says:

    I enjoy Kristin Hannah’s stories and this looks like another good one. I do like stories about friendships and relationships.

  5. Marcy Shuler says:

    This is a new author to me, but I love the sound of her book and plan to check out her website.

  6. Maria D. says:

    Thanks for spotlighting Kristin’s book – I’ve never read one of her books before but I really like the blurb for this one. I like the idea of three different generations of women being given a second chance to get things right and I love stories where children and parents get to give each other a second chance – and hopefully everything works out right the 2nd time. I also have to say that I love the cover – reminds me of a beautiful summer night.

  7. Leanna says:

    I love reading stories centered on women’s friendships with other women. Sounds like a great book.

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