REVIEW: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Follow the story of sisters Isabelle and Viann as they try to survive in France during the occupation by German during WWII.  These two French women exhibit tremendous bravery in spite of extreme circumstances.  At odds with one another for years, the sisters discover the love buried deep in their family. This story details the lengths that mothers, daughters, and patriots will go to to do the right thing.

The “nightingale” refers to a rescue mission to take British and American pilots who have crashed into France, back to Spain in order to resume their duties.

We cannot forget the story of their father, Julien, who was a veteran of WWI.  The sisters knew he returned from that war a different man and they felt they had lost his attention and his heart after that event.  They were quite concerned about this new war and how their family would survive and surely change.

As true to life, there is great sorrow in this story.  I found it to be a page-turner.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for providing me an advance ebook for a review in my own words.

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