Book Review: Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane #1) by Kristin Hannah

“It’s never good to sit around and wait for someone of something to change your life.”

Originally published in 2013, Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah is set in the turbulent summer of 1974, when Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the social food-chain at school. 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, but they make a pact to be best friends forever. By summer’s end, they’ve become TullyandKate.

For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt and resentment. Tully follows her ambition to find fame and success. Kate knows that all she wants is to fall in love and have a family but what she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart and puts their courage and lifelong friendship to the ultimate test

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Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

“The four winds have blown us here, people from all across the country, to the very end of this great land. And now, at last, we make our stand, fight for what we know to be right. We fight for our American dream, that it will be possible again.”

Set to be released on 2nd February, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is set in Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

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