'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 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.'

I loved this book.

I honestly don’t know if I have enough words to describe how amazing this book was.

I have read a lot of Historical Fiction so I was expecting this to be an emotional read, but I was overwhelmed by how much I connected with these characters. I loved that each of the characters where different and handled their situations how they believed was best, and I loved getting to see how these choices affected the other characters.

Kristin Hannah has done a fantastic job with this book. The writing book was utterly breathtaking. The emotions radiated off the pages, and the descriptions had a really cinematic quality to them. I had to remind myself at time that I wasn’t actually living this story with these characters.

I loved how Kristin Hannah handled the chapters set in Oregon. Not knowing which of the characters you were reading about until the end of the story made for a wonderful reading experience.

This has been one of the best books I have read this year, maybe even one of the best books I have ever read. If you are looking for a wonderful reading experience then this is the book for you.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah will take you on an emotional journey and stay with you long after the final page.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker