The Nightingale

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04In love look for out who we should be.

In war we look for out who were.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as they heads with the Front. She doesn’t feel that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they actually, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must deal with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around them, the girl with forced to make one impossible choice after another and keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is usually a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, looking for purpose because of the reckless passion of youth. While 1000s of Parisians march into your unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from the inside France, and he or she falls in love as exactly the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and not looks back, risking her life over and over again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates a loving part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by a number of experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each beginning her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience in the human spirit as well as the durability of women. It is really a novel for anyone, a novel forever.

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