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Best Kristin Hannah books to read in 2021

I know you are a fan of Kristin Hannah’s literary works. Therefore, I bring you the list of the best Kristin Hannah books to read.

The list below will help you pick the best books authored by Kristin Hannah. I am assuming that you have read some of her books earlier and looking for more.

Anyways, if you are old or new to her books, I recommend you read the below list completely.

In case, if you have read some of her books, do let me know your reviews in the comment section below.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with the Kristin Hannah list of books.

List of top 6 books written by Kristin Hannah to read

6 best Kristin Hannah books of all timeGenre
The NightingaleHistory Fiction
The Four windsHistory fiction
The Great AloneHistory fiction
Winter GardenFamily fiction
Home FrontDomestic fiction
Firefly LaneHistory fiction

Top 6 best Kristin Hannah books of all time

1. The Nightingale

Best Kristin Hannah books: The Nightingale

The story revolves around the union of two sisters in France during world war two, Vianne Mauriac and Isabelle Rossignol. Isabelle, a rebellious young woman supports her sister after Viann’s husband was sent to war.

The Nightangle is all about how these two sisters surviving in a Nazi-occupied country facing hardships and pain.

The story in the book will teach you about courage and how to stand for yourself in hardships. You will be intrigued by how this war situation affects the relationship and bond between these two sisters.

A great heart touching book full of emotions taking you back to the history of deadly war back in 1939.

The book was published in the year 2015 and 4.5 million copies of the book was sold at the time of writing this article.

The story of The Nightingale is going to be adapted in a movie directed by Melanie Laurent in the year 2022. The book was New York Times bestseller list for 20 weeks.

If you are a Kristin Hannah fan, this book is a must read history fiction book for you.

Book details:

Book NameThe Nightingale
AuthorKristin Hannah
First Published2015
Copies Sold4.5 million
(till, the year 2021)
GenreHistory Fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Press

2. The Four Winds

The Four Winds

A heartbreaking story of a family who can do anything for survival. The story was set during the popular Great Depression crisis of America. The phase of unemployment, chaos, and economic breakdown.

Elsa Wolcott has to choose between two like most of her neighbors: Leave her land and go to the west for a better life or fight for it. “The Four winds” speaks the heart of America during the biggest breakdown of the economy the world has ever seen.

Another great work by Kristin Hannah you must read. “The Four Winds” like “The Nightingale” will teach you how to stand strong during hardships. The story and the characters will take you back to the era of the Great Depression.

The Four winds” has got many recognition and awards including NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER, USA TODAY BESTSELLER, and many more.

Book details:

Book NameThe Four winds
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2021
Copies SoldNA
GenreHistory fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Publishing Group

3. The Great Alone

The great Alone

Are you ready to read another great piece of wiring about a family and the challenges they face? So, here is a book ready to inspire you.

The Great Alone is set in Alaska in 1974. The story is about a man and his family who moved to Alaska with his wife Cora and daughter Leni fighting for survival facing the harsh chilling winter.

If you want to gift someone for Christmas, The Great Alone could be the best fit for the winter reads.

The book was adapted in a movie with the same title in the year 2015, directed and produced by Greg Kohs.

The Great Alone was on New York Times Bestselling for 4 weeks at number one and Los Angeles Times fiction bestseller list at the top. The book grabbed 17th position on the list of USA Today’s 2018 top 100 bestselling books list.

Book details:

Book NameThe Great Alone
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2018
Copies Sold2 million in the USA
(As of 2021)
GenreHistory fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Press

4. Winter Garden

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

The winter Garden is a story about two daughters, Meredith and Nina Whitson, and the journey to meet their mother in an unexpected way.

Meredith stayed at home and take care of her family while Nina wanted to become a famous journalist traveling the world.

In the story, these two sisters are going to meet her mother, Anya, when their father falls ill. The two sisters will be together after a long time and be with her mother who offers no comfort to them.

The Russian fairy tale which their mother used to tell in their childhood was the only connection between these two sisters.

On the other side, their father on the deathbed asked for a promise to listen to their mother’s story for the last time bringing these three women together in an unexpected way.

Meredith and Nina learned the secret from Anya’s past life exposing a truth that will shake the foundation of the whole family.

The winter Garden is one of the best emotional family history fiction you must read. The author, Kristin Hannah, is known to produce the best family history fiction and this book is one of her great works.

Book details:

Book NameWinter Garden
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2010
Copies SoldNA
GenreHistory fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Griffin

5. Home Front

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Home Front is a story of a couple who initially had everything a couple would dream of, a good career, bonding, family, and love.

The story is about the relationship of Michael and Joleen Zarkades and their relationship heading towards divorce.

Then the deadly Iraq war scattered this family leaving one of them to go deep into harm’s way and the other at home.

They have to face the bitter truth and safeguard their family in the worst situation.

A well potrayed family fiction story of love, relationship, bonding, and forgiveness.

Book details:

Book NameHome Front
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2012
Copies SoldNA
GenreDomestic fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Griffin

6. Firefly Lane

Fly away by Kristin Hannah

The Firefly Lane is a historical fiction book that is set in Washington, America in the year 1970. The story is about two girls, Tully and Kate, childhood friends.

The Firefly Lane follows their story of friendship and how their bonding grows with years and becomes complicated.

Later in the story, when they started their career, Kate decided to choose simple family life whereas Tully decided to have a career with name and fame. With time their friendship becomes more complicated putting it to the test.

The story is full of emotions, love, anger, sadness, happiness and jealousy that will leave your in tears as you read.

The story of the book was featured in a drama-based American TV series, premiered on February 3, 2021, created by producer Maggie Friedman for Netflix.

The book was listed on The New York Times Best Seller in the year 2019 for more than 28 weeks

Book details:

Book NameFirefly Lane
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2008
Copies Sold1.2 million copies
(As on, 2015)
GenreHistory fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSt. Martin’s Press

7. Magic Hours

Magic hours is a novel based on the story of a Psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Cates, a reputed and hardworking lady in the country.

But an incident ruins her professional and personal life exposing her to the media. A lost girl walks into the town from the woods for food and shelter, a victim with deep fear Julia has ever seen.

For Julia, saving this girl was the topmost priority. A truth was exposed and Julia risked her life to find the secrets of the Girl’s life who happens to be her sister.

The story will amaze you with the mixture of mystery, love, hopes, secrets, and relationship in it.

The author, Kristin Hannah, has beautifully narrated the whole story and I am sure you will love her work in the novel.

Book details:

Book NameMagic Hours
AuthorKristin Hannah
Publication year2006
Copies SoldNA
GenrePsychological fiction
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBallantine Books

List of other bestselling books by Kristin Hannah

  1. True colors:

A story of two sisters of jealousy, disloyalty, suffering, and forgiveness. This is a domestic fiction book written by Kristin Hannah and published in the year 2008.

2. Between sisters:

Another novel by Kristin Hannah portraying the story of the two sisters, completely different, one being a focused and hardworking lawyer and the other works on her land with her father.

The book is all about the love/hate relationship between these two. A family fiction book that was published in the year 2003 and has become New York Times BestSeller.

3. Wild:

The novel “Wild” is all about the resilience of the human spirit, the victory of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. Another New York Times bestseller book by Kristin Hannah, originally published in the year 2020.

4. Night road:

Night road tells the story of a mother and motherhood. A novel with a heartbreaking story about motherhood, identity, and forgiveness. A family fiction book published in the year 2011 by St. Martin’s Press

5. Fly Away:

A story of three women, and an incident that will bring them together with their support. Beautiful and heart-wrenching book of love, loss, hope, forgiveness, and a new journey in life.

6. Angel falls:

Angel Falls is all about the story of the husband-wife relationship. A story of a man and his journey to save his wife’s life which may cost him risking her life and losing her forever.

More about Kristin Hannah and her bestselling books

About Kristin Hannah:

Kristin Hannah is a famous American writer known best to produce novels in the family and history fiction category. Some of her books like Winter Garden,  The Great Alone, The Nightingale, Firefly Lane, etc have helped her gained a lot of name and fame. She was born in California and graduated from a law school at the University of Puget Sound. Hannah lives in Washington with his husband and a son.

Kristin Hannah Genre:

Hannah is best known to pen down works in the history and domestic fiction genre. The Nightingale is one of her most loved historical fiction books which has sold more than 4.5 million copies.

Kristin Hannah movies: Some of her literary work was featured in movies and TV series like Firefly Lane and The Nightingale (Going to be featured in December 2021). The Firefly Lane is the most loved worldwide Netflix series starring Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl.

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