The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
Every page of this book lived up to the hype. When I started reading, so many friends commented that I should be prepared to stay up all night reading. They weren’t wrong. I maintained my pace for the first 200 pages and then devoured the final half of the book in one night.
I’ve long loved historical fiction, particularly those set during WWII. The Nightingale just may be my favorite WWII novel.
Hearing the perspective from two very different sisters, with incredibly different views on the war and their role in it provided a robust experience.
Isabelle and Vianne captured me from the very first page. I cried with them (a lot) and mourned with them. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time.
After loving The Great Alone and, now, The Nightingale, I’ll be adding Kristin Hannah to my must read list.