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Waiting for the Moon by Kristin Hannah
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Waiting for the Moon

by Kristin Hannah

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After a near death experience the hero is cursed to read minds with a touch. As a result he lost his career as a doctor and became a recluse in a asylum. The heroine is brought to him with a sever head wound and when he can't read her mind he does everything in his power to save her. And he does. However, the hero is selfish, cold and calculating throughout the story. The girl looks to him as God-as her savior but he doesn't care for her as a human, but just as a test subject to get his career back. From the heroine's prospective, it's a dark, painful story for the first half of the book as she struggles to speak and understand why the hero treats her so poorly. But the second half is spent with the hero battling his own fears that turns into an unhealthy possessiveness of the heroine. It was a good book but so dark at times that I found it hard to read-disliking the hero as much as I did. ( )
  Eden00 | May 14, 2016 |
did not finish reading it. boring.
  helynavery | Jan 27, 2016 |
A woman throws herself off the cliffs, hoping to commit suicide. She wakes up in an insane asylum, unable to remember anything about her past. I quickly grew bored with this book. I didn't particularly like Ian, and I grew really bored with Selena. I have loved Kristin Hannah's other books, but this one was a bust. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Mar 10, 2015 |
from abxc 08/09 meeting; interesting book, set in 1882 on the coast of Maine. Selena tries to kill herself, but is rescued before she drowns. She's taken to a doctor's house, who houses "lunatics", including his own mother. Ian gradually heals her body, but can't do anything about the amnesia - although, with the help of the "inmates", she relearns about her world - from their perspective, which was often hilarious. The "queen" taught her how to take tea and perform a curtsy. And another answered all her questions, and retaught her the world of books and knowledge. Then her husband shows up and claims her, taking her back to the world of the Shakers, a very confining religious community for her. When her husband is shot, she takes him back to Ian's house. And there they choose to remain, with her husband, a disfigured older man, falling in love with Ian's mother. And allowing Ian and Selena to continue their love. ( )
  nancynova | Mar 22, 2014 |
A young woman attempts to commit suicide and is saved by Ian Carrick a reclusive Dr who is afraid to touch anyone due to his gift of sight through touch. She ends up losing her memory and while she heals she and Dr Ian fall in love. Dr Ian does not want to have these feelings for her because he is so afraid someone will come for her to reclaim her back into their life. He names her Selena.

Selena makes everyone in Dr Carricks Aslyum very happy and they all fall for her carefree and good moral attitude, until one day her husband comes to claim her. Must read to find out what happens to Selena, Ian and her husband and the rest of her Asylum family. ( )
  MonicaLynn | Jun 25, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449149099, Mass Market Paperback)

"Kristin Hannah is a superb storyteller."
--Kathe Robin
Romantic Times
Award-winning author Kristin Hannah creates her most spellbinding and compelling novel yet...a passionate tale of obsession, redemption, and the magic of true love.
WAITING FOR THE MOON
She doesn't remember who she is or how she came to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. Lost in a strange world filled with even stranger faces, Selena finds comfort in a man whose eyes reflect her own aloneness.
He is Ian Carrick, a brilliant physician turned recluse, hiding from life in the anonymity of this small sanctuary, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal.
Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers. A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into the darkness and laughter into the silence. For her, he begins to believe in life again, to believe in himself. And then a mysterious figure from the past arrives, threatening to destroy their glorious love and the fantasy world they have created together....

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Selena came alone to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. There she met Ian Carrick, a physician turned recluse, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal. Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers. A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into darkness.… (more)

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