By: Kristin Hannah
Isabelle and Vianne are two sisters separated by life’s emotional battles. When rumors start that Nazi Germany is conquering Europe, both sisters know their France will stay strong. However, as events unfold and the Nazis occupy Paris, each sister must choose their role in the impending war. Vianne, a housewife, desires to keep her daughter safe and accept her fate to provide a haven for the enemy. Isabelle, a young and often foolish girl, desires to be at the frontlines, defending her country. As the war wages on, these two women will have to learn a strength they never imagined was possible.
Kristin Hannah has given readers a unique look inside the heart of the war. The women’s role during this horrific time is one that is often over-looked in novels; however the author provides a world that readers get sucked into, right from the start. The narration shows both sisters progressing through the war, as well as an elderly woman forced to face the secrets from her past. The Nightingale is a poignant, soul-wrenching tale of loss, love, humanity in the midst of war.
What an incredible book! There is something about historical fiction books set during the WWII time period. There are so many different books out there set in this time period, and yet the author gave us a whole new perspective. I love this time period and I thoroughly loved every aspect of this book. What are your favorite WWII novels?