The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 7,509 Ratings


In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
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 a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
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 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.  But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures 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.


  • The Nightingale

    By Fu346735356
    Well written!,,

    By conroy87
    My favorite book...Ii cried the last 50 pages.
  • A MUST!

    By Creele
    This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read! I could not put the book down! I stayed up until three in the morning reading at times. I have yet to find a book that reels me in and keeps me captivated the way The Nightingale did. I cannot wait to read it again!
  • FANTASTIC!!!!!

    By MygiftsA&L
    This book is terrific! Even if you don’t typically like books about the war or set during war time, this book is still a definite read! I will miss these characters for sure! Thank you again Kristin Hannah, for a great read!
  • My Favorite!

    By CWILSON28
    One of my all-time favorites! I recommend it to all my friends! This book really captures your attention and keeps you emotionally hooked throughout!
  • Speechless

    By Kristin
    This is hands down my favorite book I’ve ever read. I was 100% invested in the charters’ lives from page one. To say that I couldn’t put it down is an understatement. Long after I finished the book I still find myself wondering what these people I’ve grown to love are doing, as though they actually exist out in the world somewhere.
  • Just Wow

    By The Seven
    The Nightingale is a great representation of women in the war and the sacrifices and hardship that they endured. It tells the unspoken and imaginable bravery of women in WW2, through the two sisters. Read with the warning of how hooked you will be of this book and the effect it will leave with u; in tears and appreciation for the women during the war.
  • Loved it!

    By Unhappy queen
    This was a great book.
  • The Nightingale

    By Brad mom
    Quite possibly the best book I have ever read. A masterpiece of literature and history.
  • The nightingale

    By sunflower🌼
    I could not put this book down. And I cried!