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Кристин Хана

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Kristin Hannah

=NOVELS=

A Handful of Heaven (1991) Златната долина

Златоърсачи от всички краища на Америка се стичат към снежната пустош Юкон, където живе Каменния МакКена - мъж със страховита външност и нежно сърце. Той се надява, че след пристигането на съдружника му Девън О'Ший, ще може най-после да си почине. Но съдружника му се оказва жена. Каменния и Девън започват война на нерви, но внезапно сред снеговете разцъфтява цветото на една страстна любов...

The Enchantment (1992) Магията

Красивата и амбициозна Емалайн Хатър решава да финансира експедицията на д-р Ларънс Дигби, чиято мечта е да открие легендарния индиански град Сибола. Фалирала неочаквано, младата жена тръгва с д-р Дигби, надявайки се, че след като продаде част от богатствата на древния град, ще се замогне отново. Но по време на пътешествието Емалайн се влюбва в романтичния Ларънс. След много перипетии и вълнуващи преживявания двамата успяват да преодолеят магията и влизат в тайнственото селище. Реалността е по-красива от мечтите им, но Емалайн трябва да избира между жаждата за пари и любовта на Ларънс.

Once in Every Life (1992)

SHE DARES TO LOVE A MAN WHO DOESN'T DARE LOVE... Tess Gregory's brilliant career as a researach scientist hides her longings for a husband and child. Though deaf, she is a free spirit -- a woman full of life and love. She is struck down all too soon. But for Tess, a new life begins at her death, in post-Civil War America. She is now Amarylis Rafferty, wife and mother of three -- and she can hear. Shocked and disoriented by her new surroundings, she is drawn into the savage heartache burdening the family, especially her husband, Jack. Pioneer living is rough for a woman used to modern conveniences, but Tess flourishes, bringing happiness and hope to her daughters and her son -- to all except her husband, a man haunted by angry, violent voices that give no rest to his bitter soul. A man who fears himself capable of anything. But Tess's faith is unshakable. Sheer determination will drive her as their hearts become entwined in a fierce struggle that can be tamed only by love itself....

If You Believe (1993)

HE NEVER INTENDED TO STAY. SHE COULDN'T BEAR TO LET HIM GO. Mad Dog Stone was a carefree drifter, a man who loved life on the open road and never looked back. Mariah Throckmorton was lonely and frightened, hiding from a past filled with heartbreak and scandal. A man in need of love, a woman in need of laughter... He wandered onto her quiet apple farm in search of a few days' work, threatening her peace of mind and stirring the hot, passionate emotions she tried so hard to hide. Theirs was a love born against all odds, impossible to count on, impossible to hold. Together they would face the heartache of loss, the price of passion, the aftermath of betrayal. For only then would they learn the bittersweet truth--that love exists only if you believe....

When Lightning Strikes (1994)

A MAN LOST IN THE PAST, A WOMAN LOST IN TIME... Romance writer Alaina Costanza has given up on dreams and fairy tales. Then one storm-tossed, enchanted night she is plunged hack in time to the wild, Western world of her newest novel. Disoriented and disbelieving, she is kidnapped by her own character, a ruthless outlaw known only as Killian. At first Alaina is not afraid. After all, she wrote this story, invented the notoriously sexy Killian. Now she's matching him hard-bitten word for word...until she is hit with the shock of her life: this is all too real. Once wisecracking and invincible, she is now a mother desperate to return to the child she left behind--one hundred years in the future. Thrown together by fate, Alaina and Killian will discover a love too magnificent to last a single lifetime. But even magic has a price, and time is running out. For the sake of Alaina's child, they must risk it all and fight for a future that depends on lightning striking...twice.

Waiting for the Moon (1995)

She doesn't remember who she is or how she came to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. Lost in a strange world filled with even stranger faces, Selena finds comfort in a man whose eyes reflect her own aloneness. He is Ian Carrick, a brilliant physician turned recluse, hiding from life in the anonymity of this small sanctuary, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal. Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers. A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into the darkness and laughter into the silence. For her, he begins to believe in life again, to believe in himself. And then a mysterious figure from the past arrives, threatening to destroy their glorioius love and the fantasy world they have created together....

Home Again (1996) Отново у дома

В центъра на събитията на „Отново у дома" е Маделин - изключителна кардиоложка, любяща майка, нежна приятелка, жена, изпълнена със съмнения... Това е историята на нейната дъщеря Лина, една объркана и гневна тийнейджърка... и на двамата съвсем различни мъже, които Маделин обича. когато трагедията внезапно ги събира заедно, те трябва да се научат как да простят предателствата от миналото и да намерят смелост отново да обичат.

On Mystic Lake (1999)

Annie Colewater's life fell apart the day her eighteen-year-old daughter left home and her husband of twenty years abandoned her for a younger woman. Shattered, she returns home to the small Washington town of Mystic, seeking solace to the haunting emptiness of her own soul. Here, a broken woman will open her heart to a shattered little girl and her father, Nick Delacroix, an embittered, grieving widower. These three lost hearts find the courage to trust in love again--never expecting the turn of events that will force Annie to make a harrowing choice between what is . . . and what could be.

Angel Falls (2000)

When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother of two, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, telling stories of the precious life they have built, hoping, always hoping, that she will wake up. Then he discovers evidence of her secret past: a hidden first marriage to Julian True, a man no woman could resist . . . or forget. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam turns to the one person who could make her respond-- and who could take her out of his arms forever.

Summer Island (2001) Рубинени залези

Единайсет години Руби се опитва да забрави майка си, да изтрие от съзнанието си и спомените за нея. Не може - и не иска - да й прости, че в името на славата и парите е напуснала семейството си, когато двете й дъщери са имали най-голяма нужда от нея. Горчиво я обвинява за всички несполуки в личния си живот. Нора Бридж - известна журналистка, водеща популярно радиошоу и вестникарска колонка, където се обсъждат болезнени проблеми в човешките отношения, е връхлетяна от медиен скандал. Във вестниците се появяват компрометиращи снимки, репутацията й е безвъзвратно разрушена. Решена да се махне, да избяга от Сиатъл, Нора се качва в колата си и катастрофира. Руби приема да се грижи за майка си в семейната вила на Летния остров, където е преминало детството й. Истинската й цел е да разкрие миналото на Нора в скандална статия, за която е сключила договор с известно списание. Тук, на острова, Руби среща двама свои приятели от детинство - Ерик и брат му Дийн, нейната първа любов. Връхлитат я рояк спомени, някои особено мъчителни, като онова фатално лято, когато Нора ги напуска Но с течение на времето Руби осъзнава, че е имала твърде погрешна представа за майка си. И през всичките тези години омразата й е пречила да бъде щастлива. Остава само да възстанови разрушените мостове между себе си и близките си, за да открие коя е всъщност. Намерила сили да прости, Руби разбира, че може да има това, от което е бягала през целия си живот - любов и семейство.

Distant Shores (2002) Далечни брегове

Елизабет и Джаксън Шор се женят млади, отглеждат две дъщери. Отстрани техният живот изглежда съвършен. Но след като момичетата напускат дома, те започват да се отдалечават един от друг. Когато Джак приема чудесна нова работа, Елизабет пренебрегва собствените си мечти и го следва навсякъде. А после трагедията преобръща света на Елизабет. Тя започва да си задава въпроси за живота си - дали изборът й е бил правилен, дали бракът й е така удачен, както изглежда, спомня си своите отдавна забравени мечти. И със смелост, която шокира съпруга й, приятелите и дъщерите й, тя решава да се освободи от жената, в която се е превърнала, и да стане жената, която винаги е искала да бъде.

Between Sisters (2003)

Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy -- until she meets the one man who can change her mind. Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

The Things We Do for Love (2004) Всичко, което правим за любовта

Анджела де Сариа Малоун винаги е била "принцесата на семейството", момиче, което е мислело, че знае как ще се развие животът му. Гимназия. Колеж. Брак. Майчинство. Такъв, какъвто е животът на сестрите й, на братовчедките й, на приятелките й. Но нещата не се развиват така за нея. Докато със съпруга й отчаяно се опитват да се сдобият с дете, година след година, красиво обзаведената детска стая остава празна. Накрая бракът им бива разрушен под тежестта на изгубените мечти. След развода Анджи се връща в родния си град, при любвеобвилното си семейство в Уест Енд, място, където животът има своите приливи и отливи. И така, с времето тя ще намери мъжа, който ще отвори стрцето й за любовта и...ще срещне момичето, което ще промени живота й.

Comfort and Joy (2005)

In this modern-day fairy tale, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah gives us a very special gift: the heartwarming story of a woman at a crossroads, caught between two lives, who finds a second chance at happiness. Joy Candellaro used to love Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she finds herself at loose ends. Recently divorced and estranged from her sister, she can't summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the rural Northwest. Yet Joy's best-laid plans go terribly awry. The plane crashes deep in the darkness of a forest. Miraculously, Joy and her fellow passengers walk away from the wreckage as the plane explodes. There, amid the towering trees, Joy makes a bold and desperate decision to leave her ordinary life behind and embark on an adventure . . . just for the holidays. Daniel O'Shea has returned to the small town of Rain Valley, following the death of his ex-wife. Now he is a single father facing his son's first Christmas without a mother. Six-year-old Bobby isn't making it easy -- the boy has closed himself off from the world, surrounding himself with imaginary friends. When Joy and Bobby meet, they form an instant bond. Thrown together by fate, these wounded souls will be touched by the true spirit of Christmas and remember what it means to be a family. Then a dramatic turn of events shows Joy the price of starting over. On a magical Christmas Eve she will come face-to-face with a startling truth. Now she must decide: In a time of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, can she find the faith to reach for the love she has found . . . and the new life only she believes in?

Magic Hour (2006) Магическият час

Доктор Джулия Кейтс е превъзходен детски психиатър, но шокираща трагедия слага край на кариерата и. Тя се връща в своя роден град и среща необикновено шестгодишно момиченце, което необяснимо се е появило от дълбоката гора наблизо, дете, затворено в свят на невъобразим страх, напълно изолирано от заобикалящата го реалност. За Джулия нищо не е по-важно от това да спаси момиченцето, което тя нарича Алис. Но тя ще има нужда от помощта на другите, включително на сестра си, която едва познава, и на привлекателния лекар, който има свои собствени тайни. Онова, което ще последва, ще подложи на изпитание вярата и силата е на Джулия. Тя ще се бори с всички сили да намери дом за Алис... и за себе си.

Firefly Lane (2008)

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all -- beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship -- jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

True Colors (2009)

True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah's most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along. The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother's death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn't have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she's determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him. Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain. Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . . In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption---and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

Winter Garden (2010)

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time--and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

Night Road (2011)

=OMNIBUS=

Harvest Hearts (2000) (with Joanne Cassity, Sharon Harlow and Rebecca Paisley)

В този сборник Кристин участва с новелата Liar's Moon: A farm girl masquerades as a rich woman to win the heart of the man she corresponded with for years. But she can't help wondering what will happen when the truth turns her riches back into rags...

With Love (2004) (with Jennifer Blake and Linda Lael Miller)

В този сборник Кристин участва с новелата Liar's Moon




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