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Sunday, May 22, 2016

ON MYSTIC LAKE By Kristin Hannah

Publisher:  Crown
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 334
Release Date:  1999

Book Description:  When her husband announces that he wants a divorce after 20 years of marriage, Anne Colwater retreats to her childhood home in Mystic, Washington, where she rediscovers love, but also emotional hardship.

Wanda's Thoughts:  A strong theme of healing runs throughout as drastic changes come about in the lives of Annie and Nick. Through these life altering events the two of them gain strength from each other. 

The characters are vibrantly drawn and brought to life in this captivating read. I was touched by certain scenes - poignant circumstances that were emotional and intense. The story will certainly touch your heart. My favorite character was Natalie, the daughter who displayed a vivid personality, and had a lot of common sense beyond her years. There were several scenes between Annie and Natalie that just warmed your heart. 

My rating is 4 stars.

About the Author:  Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including the blockbuster Firefly Lane and #1 bestsellers Night Road and Home Front. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii with her husband.