The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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Description

In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
 
FRANCE, 1939
 
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 a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
 
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 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.  But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
 
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war.   The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.  It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Reviews

  • The Nightingale

    5
    By Blugold66
    LOVED this book....
  • Nightingale

    5
    By Hėz
    This book was amazing, heart wrenching story, words won't do it justice, a must read!
  • The best book I've read in years

    5
    By Susa Marie
    I keep looking for another book as good as this one. An exciting, amazing story. I think it changed me. I am a very critical reader too. I love books that bring significant historical periods to life with depth to their characters and respect for the time and culture in which the stories unfold. I doubt the author will ever be able to top this one. I have bought this book for others too who have told me they loved it.
  • The Nightingale

    5
    By Mafawe
    A real page turner. Although historically accurate, it is a very emotional and heart wrenching read. It makes you think of what is important in life; not material things, but love in its many forms and how valuable it is to tell those you cherish just how much you do love them. It's a story of survival and how the human psyche can keep us going despite unbearable cruelty and immense tragedy. Well written and certainly worth the read.
  • Amazing story

    5
    By Raelyn2007
    The story kept me at the edge of my seat. The characters came to life and you can feel their emotions as you read. Very well written.
  • The Nightengale

    5
    By Max6789
    A question. Isabel was selfish and defiant as are many teenagers, but what was so powerful a catalyst that she would become involved in the dangerous underground? To impress a lover does not seem enough.
  • The Nightingale

    5
    By Daisydee19
    I lay here having finished the book and I am in tears. I have always read these kinds of books but this book has opened my eyes so much more to what all the people of the war suffered. Those who left to fight, those left behind to raise families alone and lives lost at the camps. This story made it feel so real. Their pain, their love, their need to fight for survival at all costs. What a beautiful story.
  • Great story

    5
    By Paocorreal
    I must say this book is excellent the story is thrilling and full Of feelings. The writer does an awesome job, i could not put it down. It brought tears to my eyes. AMAZING
  • Loved it

    5
    By Kathandmatt
    Beautiful written, I could not put it down
  • The Nightingale

    5
    By tedcee
    One of the most graphic and emotional stories of life during the Nazi occupation I have read. The description of the atrocities and hardships faced by the French as represented by sisters Vianne and Isabelle often brought tears to my eyes. A magnificent example of writing.

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