This posting is by Charlotte M. an avid reader. This story will definitely touch your heart.
The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, France in 1939, Vianne Mauriac said goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he headed for the Front. She didn’t believe that the Nazis would invade France…but they did, with marching soldiers, caravans of trucks and tanks, and planes that filled the skies and dropped bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. As danger grows 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. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the war from within, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
I’m an avid reader-always reading a book and one waiting to be read. I read the Nightingale several months ago and still remember the characters and the story.
I thought the novel started a little slow, but I’m glad I continued to read. A good read for the summer or wait and curl up by the fire in cold weather to enjoy this one. Combining history, family relationships, survival, and suspense put this book on your reading list.