Book Review: The Nightingale

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Rating: 5/5

I’ve read several Kristin Hannah books and am always mesmerized by her stories; her character development is impeccable, relatable, and brilliant.
The Nightingale was no different.
I was unable to put this book down, engaged at every turn and emotionally invested until the last page.
Vianne and Isabelle Rossignol are sisters living in France during World War II. Both girls are familiar with the spoils of war having witnessed their father come back from The Great War a changed man. Their father’s inability to cope with the tragedies of war casts a shadow over the family that resonates for years to come.
When news of a new war emerges, the sisters are certain that this war will be short-lived; and of course, they are very wrong.
Hannah writes the story from three points of view: Isabelle’s, Vianne’s, and a mysterious American woman who we don’t learn the identity of until the very end of the novel.
I would recommend this read to anyone interested in historical fiction, strong, well-written characters, and a brilliant story line.

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