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summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Kristin Hannah Hem she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family aliveVianne’s sister Isabelle is a rebellious eighteen year old searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war she meets Gaëtan a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France and she falls in love as only the young cancompletely But when he betrays her Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back risking her life time and again to save othersWith courage grace. So many 4 5 star reviews here but I'm afraid I just thought this WWII historical novel was okay There are so many novels about this time period and I didn't think this one rose above the heap The last one to do that for me was Kate Atkinson's Life After Life and this just can't even compare to that or to David Gillham's City of WomenThere's some nice detail about the home front in France which I have read less about than the English home front And there are some exciting scenes featuring the French resistance's efforts to get downed pilots out of France But there are also some small but annoying anachronisms antibiotics were not really available until after the war; Germans didn't put up signs saying people would be put in concentration camps Everything seemed very predictable a hiding place in the barn is introduced; you just know it's going to figure in hiding Jews later A kind Nazi is featured as well as a sadistic one And the last uarter of the book races through torture and concentration camps and death marches in a way I found tedious and unenlightening Then there is what is supposed to be a twist at the end but I felt like I saw it comingSo if you really really love WWII historicals this might be worth your time but I've read better from Kristin Hannah and much better about WWII

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The Nightingale review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB á ❮EPUB❯ ✰ The Nightingale Author Kristin Hannah – In love we find out who we want to beIn war we find out who we areFRANCE 1939In the uiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says good bye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the F And powerful insight bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II 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. A 456 rating with almost 500000 ratings what is this sorcery

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The NightingaleIn love we find out who we want to beIn war we find out who we areFRANCE In the uiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says good bye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the Front She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade Francebut 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 reuisitions 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 t. It was the comparisons to All the Light We Cannot See that attracted me to The Nightingale Though both novels are set during WW2 the similarities for me stopped there All the Light is a magical novel electric with beautiful resounding prose and refined artistry; The Nightingale is a novel motored essentially by cliché and exaggeration Clichéd writing isn’t just resorting continually to stock phrases though Hannah does this a lot; it’s also straining for tension through exaggeration to the point where dramatic tension degenerates into melodrama No surprise that clichéd phrases often perform a task of exaggeration “She was scared to death” “She couldn’t believe her eyes” The Nightingale reads like YA fantasy fiction Everything is wildly exaggerated so that WW2 is perceived as a kind of post nuclear holocaust world where this one event utterly eclipses the world we live in The perspective of the novel is one of hindsight as if all the characters are experiencing not the daily hardships of the war but the totality of all WW2’s horrors It’s like her research consisted of jotting down every single horror story and deprivation and shoe horning them all into her story It’s mostly set in a small town in the middle of France yet this small town is “swarming” with German soldiers Gestapo SS Jews bomb damage as if the entire war is centred there I was only surprised Hitler and Eva Braun didn’t have a holiday home there as well The two main characters are loaded with the ordeals accomplishments of an entire circuit of resistance members Isabelle is every SOE heroine rolled into one and Vianne is a kind of female Schindler Plausibility is often sacrificed to “thrills and spills” In the space of three pages a Jewish woman is told the Nazis will arrive at her house the next morning Three paragraphs later – or two hours later she has magically acuired false identity papers Three paragraphs later she is about to cross through a peaceful checkpoint when inexplicably the German guard begins machine gunning everyone as if he got bored just checking papers He even takes the trouble to shoot the woman’s nine year old child in the back This is all passed off without explanation as if it were a normal wartime incident The big surprise though is that the ending is genuinely moving and really well managed Hence all the gushing reviews Basically to enjoy this you need to anaesthetize your critical faculties That done I guess there’s enjoyment to be had because Hannah is a decent storyteller and is good at developing human relationships No doubt it’ll soon be a Hollywood film