Toujours là pour toi, la série adaptée du roman de Kristin Hannah est actuellement disponible sur Netflix !Dès leur rencontre, durant l'été 1974, Tully Hart et Kate Mularkey nouent une amitié sans faille. Malgré leurs différences, les deux adolescentes de la route des Lucioles deviennent inséparables.
Ensemble, elles traversent les décennies à la poursuite de leurs rêves de carrière et de famille, partagent leurs joies, affrontent les affres de la jalousie, de la colère, du ressentiment aussi... Durant plus de trente ans, elles s'éloignent sans jamais se séparer, restant l'une pour l'autre d'un soutien indéfectible. Jusqu'à ce qu'une fracture, une trahison intime, éprouve réellement le pacte qui les lie : " meilleures amies pour la vie ".
Quand Ernt rentre du Vietnam, Leni, dix ans, ne reconnaît pas son père. Poursuivi par de terribles cauchemars, il se montre violent envers sa femme Cora. Un jour, il reçoit une lettre du père d'un de ses amis, mort dans ses bras durant cet enfer, qui lui lègue une masure en Alaska. Ernt pense qu'il pourra s'y reconstruire. Avant la guerre, ils étaient si heureux...
" Quelqu'un m'a dit un jour que l'Alaska ne forgeait pas le caractère, elle le révélait. La triste vérité, c'est que l'obscurité qui peut régner en Alaska a révélé le côté obscur de mon père.
Il était vétéran du Vietnam, ancien prisonnier de guerre. Nous ne savions pas alors tout ce que cela signifiait. Maintenant, nous le savons. "
France, 1939. Dans un village de la Loire, Vianne Mauriac fait ses adieux à son mari qui part au front et se retrouve seule avec sa fille. Très vite, elle est forcée d'accueillir un officier allemand sous son toit. Et fait le choix de protéger sa fille avant la liberté de son pays...
Sa soeur Isabelle, 18 ans, s'installe à Paris le jour de l'entrée des Allemands dans la ville. Impétueuse et pleine d'idéaux, elle s'engage dans la Résistance sous le nom de code " Le Rossignol ".
Deux soeurs, deux destins. Chacune jouant sa propre survie dans la France occupée par les Nazis.
" L'auteur dépeint avec habileté les horreurs de la guerre et met en lumière la force de caractère de deux soeurs très différentes et très proches à la fois. " Publisher's Weekly
" Un vrai page-turner et deux portraits de femmes inoubliables. " Booklist
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale--the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness. Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind--to just walk away--and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again. But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a ight of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love--and a family--that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.From the Hardcover edition.
BONUS: This edition contains a Magic Hour discussion guide.
In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest--nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alices past--although doing so requires help from Julias estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alices life test the limits of Julias faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice--and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one of her most beloved characters, and delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.
No one knows you like your sister. She can make you laugh or break your heart with a single word. And no one writes novels like Kristin Hannah, an author who vividly explores the intricate bonds of family and, as Tami Hoag said "touches the deepest, most tender corners of our heart." Now, in her rich, captivating new book, she creates an indelible portrait of two women, once lost to each other, about to come together in a time of exquisite joy and almost unbearable sadness. Sisters by blood, strangers by choice, each stands at a crossroads, ready to confront the betrayals of the past. . . .BETWEEN SISTERSMeghann 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.Tender, funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully moving, Between Sisters celebrates the joys and heartaches that cn only be shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love and the healing power of new beginnings-all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah.From the Hardcover edition.
At the center of Home Again is Madelaine, a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, a woman full of selfdoubt. It is the story of her daughter, Lina, a confused and angry rebel and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented, but cynical man. When tragedy brings them together again, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again. Touching and inspiring, it is also a story of modernday miracles, medical, and, perhaps, those not of this world.From the Paperback edition.
Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman. Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeenyearold. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the farreaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two womenyes'>mdash;one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s loveyes'>mdash;will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters psyches and delineating nuances of feeling (The Washington Post Book World). The novels in this eBook bundle contain some of her most beloved characters in stories that explore the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home:
ANGEL FALLS An all-night reading affair--you wont be able to put it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you laugh and cry.--New York Post When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Every day he sits at Mikaelas bedside, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers his wifes secret past: a hidden first marriage to movie star Julian True. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear?
BETWEEN SISTERS Enormously entertaining . . . Hannah has a nice ear for dialogue and a knack for getting the reader inside characters heads.--The Seattle Times Twenty-seven years ago Meghann Dontess was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesnt believe in much of anything. She is surprised when her sister calls out of the blue to say she is engaged. Meghann knows this is her chance to reconnect with her sister. She offers to plan the ceremony, but Claire knows that pleasing her judgmental sister is almost impossible. Nothing seems to work between them . . . until tragedy strikes. At last, these two sisters with nothing in common will have to become what they never were: a family.
THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE Hannah captures the joy and heartache of family as she draws the reader into the lives of her characters and makes them feel like personal friends.--Booklist Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSarias heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her hometown, where life rises and falls like the tides, to manage her familys restaurant. Her fortune changes yet again when she hires Lauren Ribido. Angie sees something special in the troubled seventeen-year-old--and when Laurens mother abandons her, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness.
MAGIC HOUR A wonderful novel--wild, radiant, and vivid.--Luanne Rice From deep within the Olympic National Forest--nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness--a six-year-old girl appears, wild-looking and alone. Child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable isolation. The child cant speak and seems to have never been around people. As Julia seeks to help Alice, she discovers who the child is. The shocking facts about Alices past test the limits of Julias faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice--and for herself.
All the world loves Kristin Hannah, raves Newsday about this New York Times bestselling author. And its no wonder: She consistently writes compelling, beautifully told contemporary novels full of resilient characters and powerful emotion. Now for the first time, four of Hannahs best-loved tales are together in one eBook bundle:
ON MYSTIC LAKE Superb . . . Ill heartily recommend On Mystic Lake to any woman . . . who demands that a story leaves her with a satisfied glow.--The Washington Post Book World Annie Colwaters husband has just confessed that hes in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes shes been given a second chance at happiness, she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make.
SUMMER ISLAND Many a daughter will see something of herself in Ruby.--People Years ago, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and her family. Now she is a celebrity talk-show host. Her daughter Ruby is a struggling comedienne. The two havent spoken in more than a decade. Then a scandal from Noras past is exposed, and Ruby is offered a fortune to write a tell-all. Reluctantly she returns to the family house on Summer Island, with its frayed memories of joy and heartache. Confronting a mother who has harbored terrible secrets, Ruby finally begins to understand the complex ties that bind--and the healing that comes with forgiveness.
DISTANT SHORES There are real-life lessons here told with truth, humor, and courage. You will love this story.--Adriana Trigiani Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young and weathered the storms as they built a family. From a distance their lives look picture perfect. But after their two girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. Then tragedy turns Elizabeths world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
HOME AGAIN A tender, beautifully told story of emotional growth, forgiveness [and] the possibility of miracles.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Madelaine Hillyard may be a world-famous heart surgeon, but her personal life is less successful. Her teenage daughter, Lina, is fast becoming a stranger--a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis is always ready to lend a helping hand, Angel long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine--and fatherhood--to seek fame and fortune, leaving her devastated. Now he needs help from the very people he betrayed--as a patient in dire need.
A coming of age novel about a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by their choices. It is 1974 and the summer of love is finally drawing to a close. The flower children are starting to realise that you cannot survive on peace and love alone. Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the secondary school social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the 'coolest girl in the world', Tully Hart - the girl all the boys want to know - moves in across the street and wants to be her best friend. Tully and Kate became inseparable and by summer's end they made a pact to be 'best friends forever'. For thirty years Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt and resentment. Tully will follow her ambition to find fame and success. Kate knows that all she wants is to fall in love and have a family. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and a mother will change her. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart. But when tragedy strikes, can the bonds of friendship survive? Or is it the one hurdle than even a lifelong friendship cannot overcome. FIREFLY LANE is a book for every woman who knows that her best friend is the only person who really, truly, knows her. And it is a book she will never forget.
Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . . 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 travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life. It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are. Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.
Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war.
Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.
We all make mistakes, but for Meghann Dontess the terrible choice she made some years ago cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Meghann is now a highly successful attorney, and has put all thoughts of love completely behind her - until she meets the one man who believes he can change her mind. Claire has fallen in love for the first time in her life, and as her wedding day approaches she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister. Reunited after two decades, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.Tender, funny, bittersweet and moving, Kristin Hannah's Between Sisters skilfully explores the profound joys and sorrows shared in a close relationship, the mistakes made in the name of love, and the promise of redemption.
The Grey sisters have always looked after one another. Growing up on a sprawling ranch with an emotionally distant father, they had nowhere else to turn after their mother died.Winona, the oldest, craves her father's approval. Happier reading a book than riding a horse, she knows she isn't the daughter he wanted - but she's determined to prove her worth. Aurora is the peacemaker, trying to keep everyone happy, whilst hiding her own feelings. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the star of the family. Beautiful and spirited, everything comes easily to her - until a stranger comes to town.When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, everything changes. Suddenly the sisters are pitted against each other. Loyalties are tested, secrets revealed - and then a terrible crime threatens to tear their whole community apart.Compelling and provocative, True Colours by Kristin Hannah is an unforgettable novel about jealousy, betrayal, passion and forgiveness - and what it means to be a family.
Lexi and Mia are inseparable from the moment they start high school. Different in so many ways – Lexi is an orphan and lives with her aunt on a trailer park, while Mia is a golden girl blessed with a loving family, and a beautiful home. Yet they recognize something in each other which sets them apart from the crowd, and Mia comes to rely heavily on Lexi’s steadfast friendship. Mia’s beloved, and incredibly good-looking, twin brother Zach, finds life much less complicated than his sister. Jude thought she’d never have to worry about her son, that he’d always sail through life easily achieving whatever he, and his family, wanted and expected – but then he fell in love. The summer they graduated is a time they will always remember, and one they could never forget. It is a summer of love, best friends, shared confidences and promises. Then one moment one night changes them all forever. As hearts are broken, loyalties challenged and hopes dashed, the time has come to leave childhood behind and learn to face the future.