The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a heartbreaking story of two sisters, Vianna and Isabelle, living in France during World War II. It is action packed with well-developed characters who the reader comes to care about. Both sisters are very brave in different ways. The sisters both find themselves in difficult situations and have to make some hard choices. What both sisters endured was horrible, but love prevailed.
I didn’t realize the Nazis actually occupied France until I read this book. This novel gives insight into what it was like for civilians during World War II in France and also what great lengths parents would go to in order to protect their children. I was eager to get back to this book to see what was going to happen next. There is a lot of adventure, some romance, sadness and touching moments along the way. This is a fascinating historical fiction novel I highly recommend.
(Karen's review, 5 stars)
Gerard's review, 5++ stars:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is set in France during World War II. Two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, now live in a country that is run by the Nazis. Isabelle wants to fight for her country while Vianne does what she has to do to keep her family alive.
This is a fantastic read! It is fiction, but the events in the book really happened. The pages went by quickly as I became totally engrossed in this story. Books to do get much better than this! I LOVED it and am naming it my "book of the month." This is a must read! You won't be sorry!
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