Fly Away - Kristin Hannah

Fly Away

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 435 Ratings

Description

Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . .

Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.

Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.

Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs.

A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives.

An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

Reviews

  • Disappointed

    1
    By Silver1245
    I have read the Nightengale and Winter Garden. I loved these books. The reviews on this book looked good so I decided to buy it. I was so disappointed. The book was very repetitive, long and drawn out. I haven't bought a book in a while and was very excited to read it. I finished it, but to be honest I really pushed myself to finish it, when I did I was glad it was over. I hope her next book is as good as the two I enjoyed so much. But don't waste your money on this one. Sorry
  • Amazing sequel!

    5
    By Bunkmama
    I absolutely loved Firefly Lane. Never cried so much in a book! Fly Away is an amazing finish to Tully and Kate's story. Excellent writing as always from Kristin Hannah!
  • Fly Away Review

    5
    By Mezmeroz
    I read both sequel books Firefly Lane, and then Fly Away. Both books were so captivating and I couldn't read enough. The story of TullyandKate really was touching, and Kristin Hannah really knows how to bring you into the characters lives. I highly recommend both books!
  • Beautiful.

    5
    By LocoMichael
    This is why I read. A story that was so well written. I did not want this book to end. Firefly lane and Fly Away will stay with me forever. I really would love if Kristin would do one more sequel to this book.
  • Fly Away

    5
    By Cleoreader
    I waited awhile for the sequel to Firefly Lane and wasn't disappointed... So glad to visit with Tully & Kate again :)
  • Fly Away

    5
    By SeaGirl56
    This book is one of Kristin Hannah's best! She has a way of weaving a story like a fine tapestry. She delves into the deep dark emotions and the honest trials of relationships and love. This book really touched home and helped to release some suppressed memories and emotions. Can't wait for her next book!
  • Fly Away

    3
    By LynAyre
    I'd love to write a review but the book has not downloaded onto my iPad over these last several hours. I'm not sure where I should go, what I should do, or whom to contact. Any ideas? Lyn
  • Love!

    5
    By A*V*
    Great sequel about friendship and forgiveness!
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Amber Strong
    Loved this book as much as the first, Firefly Lane. This book picked right up and went on with the story. Amazing read.
  • Fly Away

    4
    By 81094
    If you loved Firefly Lane this is a most read.