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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (78 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781597379090
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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 walks away from the wreckage as the plane explodes, obliterating all evidence of its passengers. 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? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An engaging holiday tale.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “Hannah’s best book yet.”

    Columbus Dispatch

  • “A heartwarming holiday tale that resonates with poignancy and deep emotion.”

    Romantic Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Davis | 3/1/2013

    " Good book if you finish it. I thought it was kinda corny at first but liked the way it ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Henderson | 11/21/2012

    " Always a good read ! Better yet available at the library. Could read her books again and again. These are kind of long so definitely not a day or so. They have depth which makes her characters believable . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 8/5/2012

    " I am reading Comfort and Joy now, both Magic Hour and Fire Fly Lane are really good books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Ryan | 5/5/2011

    " One of my favorite authors!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/28/2011

    " As I started reading this, I realized I had read it a couple years ago. As I recall, I enjoyed it then and enjoyed reading it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 4/27/2011

    " Enjoyable. I was surprised as the story took a twist I did not expect. Moral of the story is to pursue your dreams no what the situation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 4/14/2011

    " I read this because I love Firefly Lane- skip it and go to Winter Garden, this one is really cheesy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Budget Books | 4/13/2011

    " Kristie says: This is a story about a woman who has inner struggles and due to a tragedy, is given one of the greatest gifts- a second chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaynell | 3/30/2011

    " This was a good read - certainly not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 3/18/2011

    " A different plot that really leads you to wonder - what really happens when a person is... Oh wait - it will spoil it if I say anything more..... Very Interesting....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 3/11/2011

    " Good quick read. Interesting story line, although the first half has many 'yah right' details. Just keep reading. Not so sure I love the ending, definitely gives you something to think about. But worth reading. Really good writing. Made me miss home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 3/8/2011

    " Great book to read around the Holidays. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 S | 2/22/2011

    " A real tear jerker, but could have been better written. It unfolds quickly, takes an unexpected turn but I found myself impatient before the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lschneier | 2/11/2011

    " This is a story about a woman who finds her sister and husband in bed together. She finally forgives them both when she finds love again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ana | 2/2/2011

    " Copying what Sue said the other day, this falls in the category of "junk food". Found it entertaining, not anything special or enlightening. I heard it on cd, so I don't feel so bad for 'wasting' my time on it since I got a bunch done while listening. Will give this author another try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/1/2011

    " My first Kristin Hannah. I'm hooked! "

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About the Author
Author Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of On Mystic Lake, Angel Falls, Distant Shores, Between Sisters, and The Things We Do For Love. Born in Southern California, she lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.