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Follow Your Heart


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She stole his heart when they were young, but he's back…


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Will their mutual attraction get in the way of competition?


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What happens when a single mom’s four-year-old daughter falls in love with Mr. Right and she doesn’t?


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Six Sizzling Small Town Romances


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Sometimes love is magic.


Kristin Hannah


Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane.

Her novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached direct.

Kristin was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.

After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer. For the next few months, they collaborated on a novel. After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper and research they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.

Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.

The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she has never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer. Her novel, Firefly Lane, became a runaway bestseller in 2009, a touchstone novel that brought women together.

 

Books:

The Nightingale, February 2015
Hardcover
Fly Away, May 2013
Hardcover
Home Front, February 2012
Hardcover
Distant Shores, July 2011
Paperback
Night Road, April 2011
Hardcover
Winter Garden, January 2011
Paperback
Winter Garden, February 2010
Hardcover
True Colors, February 2009
Hardcover
Firefly Lane, January 2009
Trade Size (reprint)
Firefly Lane, February 2008
Hardcover
Magic Hour, November 2007
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Comfort & Joy, November 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Magic Hour, March 2006
Hardcover
Comfort & Joy, November 2005
Hardcover
The Things We Do For Love, June 2004
Hardcover

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