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True Colors

by Kristin Hannah

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True Colors by Kristin Hannah
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  • Published Feb 2009
    400 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community.

Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him.

Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain.

Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town ...

In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town.

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"Though Hannah boldly embraces over-the-top drama, she really knows what women—her characters and her audience—want." - Publishers Weekly.

"An engrossing, fast-paced story that will appeal to readers of Barbara Delinsky and fans of women's fiction." - Library Journal.

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Bob

True colors
Very nice.

Beverly M.

True Colors
I really enjoyed reading this book and was drawn into the story and characters right from the beginning all the way to the end. It is a story of three sisters and their lives and loves. It is an easy book to read and one I wanted to keep picking up. The characters are well developed and I really cared about them and what happened to them. The twists and turns were very interesting. I did not want the book to end. This is what I would call a great summer or beach read.

Lana

Sibling Rivalry, Again
This was an enjoyable read, but not one that I would pass along to friends as a must read. Our book club has now read four of the author's books, reading The Great Alone first and The Nightengale second. We later read Firefly Lane and this book. I have to say that Ms. Hannah's writing has definitely improved as time has progressed. The Great Alone and The Nightengale were far and above much better books than Firefly Lane and this book. Sibling rivialy and/or yearning after a sister's/friend's romantic interest seemed to be a common theme in her books which she finally got away from in The Great Alone.

Did I hate it? No. Did I love it? No. Would I recommend it? No. Would I give it to someone to read? With the qualifying statement that it was okay.

Donn

Would not reccomend book on cd with this one
I drive a long distance daily to my job. So I really enjoy books on cd. Loved The Nightingale, Four Winds. They were presented beautifully. But True colors is a different story. I couldn't even get into the story from being aggravated of how it was read. Poor woman reading it did all the voices. Men's, women's, children's. It was a disaster. I hope Kristen Hannah's other books I've ordered (I just ordered 5 books on cd) are more appropriately read.

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Kristin Hannah Author Biography

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Kristin Hannah is an award-winning international number one bestselling author with over 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her most recent titles, The Four Winds, The Nightingale and The Great Alone won numerous best fiction awards and her earlier novel, Firefly Lane, is currently a bestselling series on Netflix. Kristin is a lawyer-turned-writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

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