Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Nightingale
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In 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 Getan, 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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
sleepy.ash87
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

This was an extraordinary read and I am so excited for the movie! Another historical fiction novel set in WWII France; Two sisters go down differing paths in response to the crisis of war. True to Hannah's style, the reader is pulled into the depths of a terrifying environment and witnesses the empowerment and strength of her female characters. I was in tears!

31 likes1 stack add
review
GoddessEirea
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
Pickpick

Best book which sent me into a whirl wind of emotions

BookDadGirlDad Fantastic book!!! 2mo
6 likes1 comment
blurb
cinda.marie
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

#bookspin for September 😊📚 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
22 likes1 comment
review
Dalaine
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

I really loved the characters and the story. I like how women are centered and their struggles are explored. While I don't love waiting until the end of the book to find out whose story I'm reading, it does work as a writing tool. I couldn't put this book down.

It reminded me of "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan. It's the kind of story that exposes the best and worst parts of humanity.

review
Azy.K
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

Holy shit…this book. It‘s amazing! I could not put it down.

review
WellReadCatLady
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

The pacing of the book bothered me at first but it got better as the book went along. I finally read it! After 5+ years in my tbr!

quote
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

My all time favorite ❤️

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are”

#War #ConflictedWorlds

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 💫 4mo
Jennifer3 It was such a good one! 4mo
Tera66 I almost picked this one too, awesome book! 4mo
See All 8 Comments
Eggs 💙🧡💙 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tera66 yes, I love it!! 4mo
85 likes1 stack add8 comments
quote
apoisedquill
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.

review
apoisedquill
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

This gripped me profoundly in a way I cannot explain. It broke me in ways no other WWII book did. The teeth-baring cruelty of the Nazis, in all its raw ugliness and inhumanity ignited that slow-burning realization that no matter how many books I read about the war, it will always be beyond my understanding. The ugliness and cruelty will always be something I cannot fully fathom unless I've lived through it. But this book came so close.

BookDadGirlDad Loved this one!!! I may have gotten watery eyes at the end....😁😁 4mo
apoisedquill @BookDadGirlDad Same! This book broke and healed me at the same time. 💙 4mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 4mo
apoisedquill @CoffeeNBooks Me too! 💙 One of the saddest books I've read ever! 💔 4mo
17 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

1) The explosion of the Challenger in 1986. 😢💔
2) bookstore
3) The Nightingale

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing Misty 🤗📚💕 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
65 likes2 comments
review
cant_i'm_booked
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Panpan

Not my thing, at all. A WWII historical fiction/romance set in Nazi-occupied France...I wish I tallied up how many times I've read the passage “he grabbed her by the arm and slammed her against the wall.“ Why are the book's heroines treated like this, by the male side-characters, Allied or German? Why does every page laud the French heroine's Aryan “beauty“ to a nauseating degree while her Jewish neighbors get herded into cattle cars?

blurb
Eggs
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

🇫🇷 Vianne from the tagged book

🧠 tenacity and unconditional love

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 5mo
41 likes1 comment
review
Lindsay.Butier
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
This post contains spoilers
show me
Pickpick

I have SO much I could say so I‘ve opted for ✨simple✨ Isabelle was a fighter and had the most beautiful personality that helped her survive such cruel circumstances. Vianne was a women pinned in a corner and still defied orders and still saved those babies. And Julian? Simply a father who realized his responsibilities too late. Yet they remained and were stronger because of it. What an absolutely devastating and beautiful book all at once.

blurb
Lindsay.Butier
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

the girls father just BLEW me away!! I had no suspicion just that he‘s this sad widow that drinks away his pain!!!

review
LazyOwl
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

This was a heart wrenching, at times soul crushing historical fiction set in WWII in France. The story whilst fiction has been derived from historical figures and tells the story of the sacrifices and amazing heroics of women during this period that often went untold.

LazyOwl This took me on a roller coaster of emotions. I railed at the unfair & horrible acts against the innocent to the truly evil actions of humans against each other. I cried at how much these women endured all whilst trying to protect their families. I felt hope for the women who took risks to selflessly help the vulnerable

A highly recommended & important read. My words do not do this justice, just go read this book

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo
5mo
TheAromaofBooks I've heard wonderful things about this one. Great review!! 5mo
39 likes3 comments
blurb
LazyOwl
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

#BookReport

Favourite of the past week was a tough pick, but I'd have to say Nevermoor, because it was just what I needed, something simple and fun that didn't require too much head space for.

The Nightingale is for an IRL bookclub.

Mythos I started on my recent road trip, but need to get back to at some stage.

Most excited for Piranesi, which is for Sword & Laser Podcast.

44 likes1 stack add
review
ewaselbecker
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

Yikes. Wonderful characters and incredible story but holy shit it is GRIM. Hits different after having a baby reading about the extreme atrocities WWII and how it ripped families apart. Took me a while to get through because of that.

blurb
One_With_Books
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Oh how I love me some Kristin Hannah 💕

I did receive some news the other day. My work is going to be taken over by new owners. They officially take over on the 18th. I hope that they run the place better than the current owner did. He‘s a 76 year old man who is definitely stuck in his old perverted ways 🤢 here‘s to a new start!

#reading #readingatwork #newowners #yay

marleed Oh good luck in your role with new owners! 7mo
32 likes1 comment
review
zguta
Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

A French story about two sisters on different paths... they struggle like any other dysfunctional family but remain faithful to each other in their way. This novel is two adventures, both treacherous and painful, as each sister live through the second great war in their unique situation. Hanna has breathed life into the story, they came alive, with details that make the reader or listener feel present in the horror of war. Excellent novel.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 7mo
2 likes1 comment
review
IhoardBOOKS
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s because I saw such rave reviews for this book I had higher expectations that it then proceeded to fail to meet? Maybe I‘ve just read better written books set during the war? I don‘t know but I do know I really didn‘t care about the characters at all during the book and I found myself annoyed a lot with the sisters, especially the younger one.
Also there were weird inconsistencies on the writers side that kept throwing me off. 🤷‍♀️

review
Curiouser_and_curiouser
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

Just spent the last day, night and now morning finishing The Nightingale.
Wow, surprises all through!
I felt I was right there with these strong characters, more invested always knowing that the setting was very real.
I love the message in the story, the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Heartbreaking times, living lives full of fear, risk, challenge, courage, adventure, survival, love.
Tear jerker.

ReadingisMyPassion Loved this book! 7mo
Koffeejazzandbooks This was a good one 7mo
Louise Yes, this book is so well-written! I listened to the audiobook, and it was excellent. 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Such a good book. I recommend it to everyone. 7mo
59 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
jessijames
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

Finally getting around to this beautiful story. What a lovely book! This is my third from Kristin Hannah and I‘m officially a fan girl now. I need more historical fiction recommendations! Y‘all help a gal out!

megnews Some 5 star favorites of mine: 7mo
See All 11 Comments
jessijames @megnews thank you so very much!! The Giver of Stars is the only one I‘ve read. I recommend it to everyone! ***oh wait! I‘ve read The Book Thief too. Whoops! 😂 (edited) 7mo
48 likes2 stack adds11 comments
blurb
Curiouser_and_curiouser
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Finding it hard to find the time to read lately with work being so busy, but I'm chipping away at this one.
It actually makes me think of the series 'Allo 'Allo as I'm reading & last night I found a few episodes that I used to watch so many years ago, quite ignorant then of the reality of war. But I'm finding many similarities between the two, albeit very different approaches. Anyway, I've had a good laugh at the series & now back to the book 😍

catiewithac Pretty bookmark 7mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @catiewithac Thank you! It was a Chrissy gift to myself. It came in a bookmark shaped pad of 12, one for every month of the year. Every time I lose a bookmark I tear off another! Lol!! 7mo
62 likes2 comments
blurb
Jessieleah
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

I honestly can‘t believe I‘ve never picked up a Kristin Hannah before 😳 I am VERY excited to start this one, as I‘ve only heard great things. Today was spent spring cleaning so the rest of the weekend is Easter festivities and reading 🐰

marleed I love this book! 8mo
rather_be_reading She is def one of my fav authors! 8mo
34 likes2 comments
review
MariahLovesBooks
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
Pickpick

I was so invested in these characters.

blurb
bookwormlife
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

So engaging it makes you suffer from the dichotomy of to finish or to savour!

review
Bookdiva618
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
Pickpick

Enjoyed reading this book.

blurb
Jessieleah
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Happy Spring!! It‘s a lovely day here, made even lovelier by this fantastic swap - thank you @Cuilin 😊

#litsylovespringswap #llss
Thank you for hosting @Bookgoil and @rsteve388 🌸

Bookgoil I loved The Nightingale hope you do too! Enjoy your goodies! ❤️ 8mo
Mitch Great books and the bookmark is fab 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
42 likes2 comments
quote
Kleblanc
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

“Somehow I keep going. If there‘s one thing I never do, it‘s stop.”

review
Curly_Reader
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

Wow! I found a new favorite author. I was never really into historical fiction, but the way Kristin Hannah writes... beautiful!
5/5 ⭐️ for me. I marked a lot of pages in this book, I highly recommend this book!
I just bought 3 more books by this author.
#readathon

12 likes1 stack add
review
amlene
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

I was completely captivated by this book. The characters were compelling and I was really invested in their stories. Last night, I went to bed extra early so I could read for a little longer... I ended up staying up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it, because I couldn‘t put it down. Highly recommend!

review
OriginalCyn620
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

The first 140-ish pages were kinda slow, but then the story picked up. The ending was fantastic though! I can‘t say that I loved this one as much as it seems everyone else did, but I liked it.

#bookspin #bookspinbingo
#pop21 - a book everyone seems to have read but you

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
54 likes1 comment
review
WillWork4Books198097
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐

blurb
reading_rainbow
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Loved the Four Winds so much it convinced me to pick up another by the same author. Everyone said this one was really good, I can‘t wait to start it
🕊

marleed It could be my favorite KH! 9mo
33 likes1 comment
blurb
Mccall0113
Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

I‘m late to this party. I‘m enjoying so far.

marleed Isn‘t it great that there is no closing time for a good book! 9mo
Suet624 I liked this one a lot. 9mo
76 likes2 comments
blurb
Curiouser_and_curiouser
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

Wow! I've just indulged and read 4 chapters of this in bed this morning. It's grabbed me from the get-go and I have only put it down to eat and tend the kids.
I've had this ebook borrowed on my library app since last Sept but have not got around to reading it til today.
I read yet another positive review and thought, I've been holding out too long. So I just thought I'd have a taste of it, which I often do with my tbr's, and now I'm hooked!

Kloves2read It‘s such a phenomenal book! 🥰 9mo
LeeRHarry I needed several tissues! 😢 9mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Kloves2read and @LeeRHarry Ooooohhh, so I've heard! I am ready with the tissues but I haven't felt able to have a good cry in the last few years so I'm ready for the challenge 😉 I am wondering why I don't cry anymore when even a 2 minute ad or a children's book could often bring me to tears. I am ready. See what happens 😁 9mo
See All 8 Comments
LeeRHarry @Curiouser_and_curiouser I‘ve become more of a crier this past year and this I read only last year - been accused of being cold hearted as I didn‘t cry at Les Mis 😆 9mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @LeeRHarry oh, well that's understandable, last year was definitely something to cry about. I haven't read Les Mis. I guess something really needs to touch you to cause tears. I think after going through some family issues a few years ago I felt so vulnerable and overwhelmed and it went on for so long that my emotions have shut down. I miss 'feeling' like I used to. Maybe comes with age also. 9mo
tpixie @Curiouser_and_curiouser now this book moved me as an adult & has stayed with me. Can‘t remember if I cried. I used to express more emotions, and really don‘t cry much anymore, either . Sometimes emotions are just exhausting 😀 9mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @tpixie Ok, yes, so far it has moved me also, but not to tears, yet. Yes, agree with you regarding how exhausting emotions can be. Perhaps this is why I have changed. I have also been simplifying everything in my life for this very reason! Thanks for sharing and helping me understand this change 😊 9mo
tpixie @Curiouser_and_curiouser 💖 ( I don‘t think I cried either, but it touched me) Happy Reading! 📖💝📚 9mo
57 likes2 stack adds8 comments
quote
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

“In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.”

LOVE THIS BOOK!!! ❤️❤️❤️

#LoveQuote
#LovePrevails

SilversReviews Beautiful photo. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews thank you!! ❤️🌹 10mo
AmyG Great quote. Very true. 10mo
See All 6 Comments
Eggs Well done ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
104 likes1 stack add6 comments
review
KaylaD
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

“Don‘t think about who they are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you.”
What an amazing book. I couldn‘t put this one down and didn‘t want it to end!!
#pageturner #mustread #thenightingale #kristinhannah

AlisBookNookCorner I LOVED this book!!! One of my favorites. 10mo
29 likes1 comment
blurb
Josye
L'usignolo | Kristin Hannah
post image

Josye Una storia appassionante 10mo
7 likes1 comment
review
AlisBookNookCorner
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/01/21/the-nightingale-by-kristin-hann... Click link to read the full review.

I am speechless about what I read, the ending was heart-shattering. The story was a breathtaking tale I will never forget. Hannah did such a remarkable job writing about a time in our history, we should never forget, showing a glimpse into the much untalked about Woman's War. I found a new favorite book & author.

22 likes1 stack add
blurb
AlisBookNookCorner
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

This story continues to get better and better . . . This is such a heart felt tale. The tears have already started to shed as well. I may have found a new favorite author.

blurb
AlisBookNookCorner
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

This seems to be a slow burn of a novel, but beautifully written. I wasn't sure what to expect going into it, but I am really loving the story. The characters are well-written and show great development. The story line keeps me coming back, a truly beautiful tale that is elegantly told.

blurb
QuietMornings
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

I‘ve heard GREAT things about this book, but at about 50 pages in so far it‘s just sad... and right now I‘m not really into sad. Does it get better? Should I keep going?

BookishMarginalia Maybe it‘s not the time for this book right now... 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookishMarginalia I agree.... but I love this book!! It‘s my favorite ❤️ 10mo
QuietMornings Thank you both! I appreciate the honesty! 10mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s a sad book, but I also felt that the first 50-75 pages were slow. Then all of a sudden I was gripped by the story and couldn‘t put the book down. 10mo
Bradleygirl I'm going to admit, I read this one and I knew everyone loved it, and it just...never stopped taking itself so seriously that I could not take the story really seriously. big meh for me. 10mo
10 likes5 comments
blurb
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image

1) The Nightingale 💙
@CoffeeNBooks Harper gave me a signed copy and it‘s displayed!! My favorite book ❤️❤️

2) Circe 🧡🖤

3)Unpopular opinion!! Big Little Lies 👎🏻

Want to play @Tattooedteacher @NovelGirl82 @Meaw_catlady 📚

#wondrouswednesday

AmyG #1 That is so special. ❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I love everything you all have given me! Your Christmas may get there by Valentine‘s Day!! 💞💞💞 10mo
AmyG Unnecessary but thank you. 😘 10mo
See All 6 Comments
Eggs 💗📚💗📚💗 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was Hollie!! I‘m getting old!! It‘s been crazy this week! I was writing to you Harper ❤️❤️ @Hollie @CoffeeNBooks 🤯🤯 10mo
54 likes6 comments
review
CassieT
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This story was painstakingly researched and beautifully woven in the way that makes the reader miss it all when it‘s over. I don‘t want to say too much because I don‘t want to spoil it, but wow...I didn‘t want to put it down. The characters were deep and dynamic. The story was suspenseful and heartbreaking. I could picture the French scenery as the story moved smoothly along. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

quote
florencia_vaniara
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

“All she really knew was that in this terrible, frightening world, she had stumbled into something unexpected.”

quote
florencia_vaniara
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

“Somehow I keep going. If there is one thing I never do, it‘s stop.”

quote
AbsurdistBibliophile
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

Now she knew how fragile life and love were. Maybe she would love him for only this day, or maybe for only the next week, or maybe until she was an old, old woman. Maybe he would be the love of her life.or her love for the duration of this war.or maybe he would only be her first love. All she really knew was that in this terrible, frightening world, she had stumbled into something unexpected. And she would not let it go again.