Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah - This book is absolutely a five star read!

The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
I loved this book. It was so engrossing and the characters were so real.  The story was all wound around two sisters and their Father during WWII.  The sisters have a relationship that is tested constantly and as they split, they find themselves doing things they never would have thought possible, things they never knew about each other.  Their Father has no idea what they are doing to help the resistance in France against the Nazi's.  Each sister is involved in the resistance in ways they must keep secret from everyone including their families.  I was absolutely sure I had read a true story about the thing one of the sisters did that it was either true or written about in another book but I can't find it, so perhaps i t may not be true.  Anyway, the book is awesome, the characters strong and real, and you won't be able to put it down.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I can’t seem to remember from where it came, but I am posting my reviews in at least two places in hopes that eventually the person who sent me the book will find that I have done as they requested.

Here is the description as found on Good Reads: The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.