I recently read The Nightingale, a novel by Kristin Hannah (2015).
The novel is set in France, with most of the
story unfolding between 1935 and 1945.
Sisters Isabelle Rosignoll and Vianne Mauriac grapple, in their own
unique ways, with the nightmare of World War II and the eventual German
occupation of France. Each loses loved
ones, family, and friends to the war, in one way or another. And each determines eventually to become part
of the French Resistance (though in quite dissimilar roles).
KH does a remarkable job of developing the
characters in this book, as she pulls the reader in emotionally. An excellent story, woven through and around
one of the most tragic events and time periods in human history.
You’ll need tissues if you decide to read
this one (and I think you’ll want to).