On Mystic Lake - Kristin Hannah

On Mystic Lake

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 1999-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,362 Ratings


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A poignant and tender story of love, loss, passion, and the fragile threads that bind families together from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

“A beautifully simple, deeply compassionate story.”—Diana Gabaldon

Annie Colwater's only child has just left home for school abroad. On that same day, her husband of twenty years confesses that he's in love with a younger woman. Alone in the house that is no longer a home, Annie comes to the painful realization that for years she has been slowly disappearing. Lonely and afraid, she retreats to Mystic, the small Washington town where she grew up, hoping that there she can reclaim the woman she once was—the woman she is now desperate to become again.

In Mystic, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower unable to cope with his grieving, too-silent six-year-old daughter, Izzie. Together, the three of them begin to heal, and, at last, Annie learns that she can love without losing herself. But just when she has found a second chance at happiness, her life is turned upside down again, and Annie must make a choice no woman should have to make. . . .

Praise for On Mystic Lake

“Marvelous . . . a touching love story . . . You know a book is a winner when you devour it in one evening and hope there’s a sequel. . . . This page-turner has enough twists and turns to keep the reader up until the wee hours of the morning.”USA Today

“Superb . . . I’ll heartily recommend On Mystic Lake to any woman . . . who demands that a story leave her in a satisfied glow.”The Washington Post Book World

“A luminescent story . . . Kristin Hannah touches the deepest, most tender corners of our hearts.”—Tami Hoag

“Excellent . . . On Mystic Lake is an emotional experience you won’t soon forget.”Rocky Mountain News

“Propels readers forward to the final chapter.”The Seattle Times


  • Loved It!

    By Hskr girl
    Another great read from Hannah!
  • Don’t bother

    By Karlattalove
    What was the author thinking? This was trite, predictable and boring.
  • Profound

    By Barbs Sweet Pea
    Written here There are lessons to be learned by so many kind, selfless women in the world. Beautiful story and so full of true love and courage.
  • Great book

    By Aaabm
    Great book. Enjoyed reading it
  • Excellent read

    By momomo17777
    Another great book by Kristin Hannah. It’s amazing how Kristin has managed to create such a beautiful image of Annie. It’s a skill Kristin Hannah has and I love it! I also love Natalie/Nana’s personality. Kind of the Mirror that helped Annie find herself/recognize that she should not settle down for less than she deserves. Blake is a successful lawyer, but he is not good at showing his love/appreciating Annie. Nick, an old-time friend and who has just lost his wife, finds hope in Annie. An outstanding novel-I definitely recommend. Morton Rowling, author
  • Disappointed

    By kkahern
    I read Hannah’s The Nightingale last month and absolutely fell in love with her prose and ability to develop and reveal character personalities and histories, not to mention the amazing depiction of historical fiction she offered of WWII. On Mystic Lake, however, really left me disappointed. From predictable storylines to exceedingly sappy stereotypical housewife drama, I stopped less than a third of the way in. If you’re looking for more intellect, don’t bother with this one, read The Nightingale again.
  • Mystic Lake

    By BWM11
    Predictable and disappointing.
  • Mystic Lake

    By bobbymckaye
    Extraordinary characters. I miss them already.
  • Terrible

    By booklover 54321
    Extremely predictable but implausible storyline. Characters spent most of their time crying.
  • It really needed an epilogue

    By Speechgal50
    Great story, but the ending felt unfinished.