Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah
A Novel

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Soft-focus story moves right along with few surprises.


Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring 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.

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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including Fly Away, Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Magic Hour, Comfort & Joy, The Things We Do for Love, Between Sisters, Angel Falls, Waiting for the Moon, When Lightning Strikes, If You Believe, Once in Every Life, The Enchantment, and A Handful of Heaven.
Published July 16, 2002 by Ballantine Books. 342 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Erotica. Fiction
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Soft-focus story moves right along with few surprises.

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on Jan 21 2011

In addition to a satisfying story, there is much good writing here. I enjoyed DISTANT SHORES and I imagine millions of other women will too.

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Reviewed by Jill Smith on Apr 03 2013

Kristin Hannah breaks new ground as she continues to develop into a powerful voice in women's fiction.

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Reviewed by Marilyn Heyman on Jul 18 2008

Nobody can write relationship stories any better than Kristin Hannah. Her books just get better and better.

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