Author: Kristin Hannh.
genre: Historical Fiction.
published year: 2015.
Rating: 5/5 .
synopsis: 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.
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah takes her talented pen to the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
There is no words can describe how mush this book is amazing . i love the writing style i feel like i live in the book not reading it ! this book is Epic and i’m not say more thant that because as much as i write it can’t describe how much it is beautiful !
So here it is my favourite quotes in the book to see how awsome it is !! ⇒
” In love we find out who we want to be ; in war we find out who we are”
” She is angry . And angry people make mistakes in war and die “
” I dreesed to look younger today . I think it is an asset . who would suspect a nineteen – years – old girl of anything illegal ? And you , of all people , should know that a woman can do any thing a man can do “
” we are all fragile , Isabelle . It’s the thing we learn in war “
” There’s no fair in life and death “
” This war has put us all where we don’t want to be “
” A nightingale . she hears it singing a sad song . Nightingales means loss , don’t they ? Love that leaves or doesn’t last or never existed in the first place “
” Some stories don’t have happy endings . Even love stories . Maybe especially love stories ”
” Men tell stories . Women get on with it . For us it was a shadow war . There were no parades for us when it was over , no medals or mentions in history books . We did what we had to during the war , and when it was over , we picked up the pieces and started our lives over “
” But love has to be stronger than hate , or there is no future for us “
” Wounds heal . Love last . We remain “