I’ve talked about this book plenty of times on my Instagram since the time I read it a year ago but it quickly became my favorite book so I felt like it deserved space on this blog.
I think the thing I loved most about this blog is how the author highlights the different ways courage can look. Kristin Hannah has this amazing talent to get you completely involved with a character to the point that you genuinely believe them to be real. You’re apart of their entire journey, feeling everything that they feel. So when you start this journey with these two sisters, you fall in love with two very different women.
Nightingale Tells the Story of WWII Through These Women’s Eyes
One character, young and fearless with the desire to be in the front lines of the war and the other with a child to protect fighting against the brutalities of the war in a completely different way.
I really don’t want to give too much away about this book because I find it so special and I want you to experience this read completely unspoiled. All I’ll say is there’s a nice mystery that will have you guessing who the narrator is. You also get to experience the atrocities of the war though the eyes of individuals who weren’t Jewish. I learned so much from the novel and these literary characters will always have a place in my heart.
I listened to this via Audible while also reading along with the hard copy. This isn’t a method I usually do but I was so invested in this book that I wanted to hear it and see it at the same time.
Overview from Barnes and Noble
A sweeping journey that will captivate you from the very first page, The Nightingale is a tale of love and loss, set against the backdrop of World War II. Hannah reframes the experience of war from the words of women, and we meet characters inherently good and some shockingly evil: “In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”