on October 8, 2015
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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.
Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
I’ve had this book in my TBR since 2016. I owned the Kindle edition and I put off reading because I knew it was a tearjerker. I will be honest I ended up reading a synopsis of the book before finishing it off since the story was so tough to read. I felt I needed to know what to expect.
This is the story of Vienne and Isabelle who are sisters who lived in occupied France during World War 2. These sisters opposite. Vienne is a family women who doesn’t want to rock the boat. Isabelle wants to see the world and she is open about fighting the Germans.
Each sister endure the perils of the war. They each form their own resistance whether is smuggling Jewish kids to an orphanage or helping RAF soldiers escape France through the Pyrenees.
My feels: This book is a must read. This is a tearjerker. This book was a tough read yet it made a huge impact in my life. I just kept thinking about the sisters and their experience in the war.