The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – In love we find out who we want to be, in war we find out who we are (cover blurb). 1939 France – Vianne sees her husband off to war, sure that this scuffle with the Nazis will end quickly. However, the invasion occurs, and soon she has a German captain requisitioning a room in her home. 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.
Meanwhile Vianne’s impetuous sister, Isabelle, meets Gaetan and joins the Resistance. Never looking back, she risks her live many times to save others. The circle of war brings the sisters and their estranged father together in a unique circumstance. None trusts the other, but as family fighting for France in their own ways, they unite in a surprising way. Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates history in this fictional work. Sisters, ideals, passions, danger, survival, love, and freedom – this book covers the gamut in a novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. (cover blurb)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is an excellent read. Have a tissue handy near the end – sniffle alert, I promise (and that’s okay).