The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah was an outstanding book.
I am not sure how I had never heard about this book until very recently. I had seen another blogger rave about it and so I knew this was something I would be very interested in. Honestly I couldn’t put it down. So many nights I sat up reading in bed because I had to know what happened next. I wanted to know what happened in the end but I also didn’t want it to be over.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.
Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real–and deadly–consequences.
This book will forever give me all the feels.
I haven’t read a book this touching and heart breaking in a long time.
Honestly, I cant even think of the proper words to use besides to say that this book is one of the best books I have read in the longest time.
So many nights I went to bed, only to stay awake with the light from my phone shining on the pages because I so badly wanted to know what was going to happen next. As much as I wanted to know what happened and how it ended, I also didn’t want the story to be over.
The author wrote the book so beautifylly and was able to capture the voices of two different women/sisters in the midst of world war II. I don’t rea-read many books often but this is one I will most definitely pick up again.
I felt all kinds of emotions while reading this book.
Yoou cant help but be so envolved in the lives of these women and how each had a different story to tell. Even though they were sisters they were so different yet so much the same. They were each significantly strong in their own way.
This book was an easy read for any book lover and I would highly recommend this book to anyone!!
I give this book a 5 star rating *****
Its really hard to put into words and capture the essence this book gives so go check it out!