Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
Set in occupied France, during the Second World War, The Nightingale tells the story of heroic women in that horrendous time. I felt for them, and was deeply moved by what they went through and survived. We are so used to hearing this story from the viewpoint of men, it was refreshing to hear it from the viewpoint of women.
Born in California, on September 25, 1960, Kristin Hannah is too young to have lived through the war, but she has recreated the world as it was during those ghastly war years when the world was tearing itself apart. I couldn't put the book down, and was sorry when I reached the end.