The Nightingale

The Nightingale

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In 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 In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village o...

DownloadRead Online
Title:The Nightingale
Author:Kristin Hannah
Rating:
Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Nightingale
ISBN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:440 pages pages

The Nightingale Reviews

  • Cheri
    Dec 05, 2015
    3.5 Stars I read this now (rather than maybe sometime in the future) because a goodreads friend (thank you, Jennifer!) mentioned in her recent review that they were making a movie out of this book. I enjoyed this, but it would be inaccurate for me to say I loved it. I just never r...
  • Laura
    Jan 23, 2015
    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'...
  • Elyse
    Dec 24, 2014
    I'm late to the party... But here goes: "The Nightingale" begins with an unnamed elderly woman as the narrator. She is living in Oregon, and the year is 1995. Her son is helping her move...so she is downsizing her possessions. She insists that she must bring her old- large- trunk tha...
  • Maxwell
    Nov 29, 2017
    I feel like I went on the journey with these characters, that I lived these years with them. It's a story I won't soon forget and definitely one that I hope to revisit in the future. An absolutely stunning book that I can't recommend highly enough. 5 stars ...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 30, 2015
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah may be my favorite novel of 2015... and yes, I realize it's only February. It's just that good. The setting is World War II, Nazi-occupied France. The story follows two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, and how they each respond in times of great chall...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    Feb 01, 2015
    4 stars! I can see why this book is loved by many and it really does warrant all the high ratings. It?s written in such a raw and poignant manner I think every reader will be moved in some way by the tragic beauty in this story. Also, this review will be weird and shorter than...
  • Nea
    Dec 06, 2014
    Kristin Hannah is a pro in the chick-lit genre, and I applaud her efforts to break into historical fiction with The Nightingale. Unfortunately, I cannot say that I loved the result. When I read historical fiction in a war setting, I expect a certain rawness that just wasn't deliver...
  • Lori
    Dec 15, 2014
    With tears still running down my cheeks I'm writing this review. I've started this review several times and I don't think I'll be able to adequately put into words the power in which this novel has moved me. Truely a remarkable story that I, literally, beg everyone who loves historical...
  • Sue
    Nov 30, 2015
    THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah is a historical fiction novel that takes place during World War II, in France, occupied by the Nazi's. The book starts in 1995 from the POV of an older woman, her son a doctor, is about to put her in an assisted living facility, then it takes you t...
  • Violet wells
    Jun 28, 2015
    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 ...
  • Emily May
    Mar 23, 2015
    ?Oh, for heaven?s sake, Isabelle. Paris is overrun. The Nazis control the city. What is an eighteen-year-old girl to do about all of that?? What, indeed. I really didn't know what to expect going into The Nightingale. Given the quote about love and war in the blurb, I kind ...
  • MomToKippy
    Apr 16, 2015
    For me this was a fusion of sub-literary chick lit and WWII fiction in that it was too cliche and melodramatic much of the time. I thought the female perspective of occupied France and the tales of the resistance as well as the opposing sisters' perspectives were generally good ideas b...
  • Angela M
    Jan 02, 2015
    I almost didn't read this book and it would have been my loss if I didn't, because I would have missed out on knowing Isabel and Vianne , and the story of their indescribable bravery and volition to save lives in their roles in the French Resistance during WWII. Oh I know this is a w...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Feb 26, 2018
    This book wrecked me. Let me say that again, It WRECKED me. I have never cried so hard while reading a book. It was beyond amazing, beyond moving and it?s a story I will never forget. ?? ? I?m sure you?ve heard of this book. It?s been hyped ever since it came out &am...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    Mar 09, 2015
    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 5 STARS!! ::: HOLY WOW!!! This book was absolutely epic! A sweeping, breathtaking journey that captivated me from the first page with the strength and beauty of the writing. Truly an unforgettable story! The Nightingale has a 4.8/5 rating average...
  • Gabriella
    Jan 15, 2016
    I really tried, you guys. There was even a 20% period when my standards were reduced so low from the previous 70%, that I thought maybe, maybe 2*. But the last 10% was offensive. Yes, I said offensive. Review later. And by review, I mean bitch rant fest. --------- People keep...
  • Carol
    Dec 29, 2014
    NIGHTINGALE is an excellent WW2 novel, but, in some instances, not unlike others of its kind. It explores the horrors of war via occupation by the Nazi's, their brutality and mass murdering of Jews, and the despicable treatment in concentration camps.What separates this work of histori...
  • Melissa
    Oct 01, 2014
    ?In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.? This is a story that will stay with me for a long time to come. I think most people would agree, the best kind of books are those that evoke strong emotions and make you feel. Among my favorites are books ...
  • Matthew
    Sep 16, 2015
    4.5 to 5 stars - This is a very complete book. I hope that makes sense when I say it. I was satisfied with the entire experience. Emotional and at times nerve-wracking. Love and hope mixed with fear and suffering. Hard choices that are unavoidable, easy choices that come with great ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 11, 2015
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List I finished this book in tears. I'm not sure there are many that haven't done the same. What is there left for me to say that I'm sure so many people have already said about this book. It made me mad, made me sad, made me cry, made me happy....
  • Regan
    Dec 26, 2015
    Beautiful. ...
  • °°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· ʜᴇʟᴇɴ Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°° ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Ⓥⓔⓡⓝⓤⓢ Ⓟⓞⓡⓣⓘⓣⓞⓡ Ⓐⓡⓒⓐⓝⓤⓢ Ταμετούρο   Αμ
    May 19, 2016
    ?? ??????? ???????? ????????? ????? ??? ???????? ?? ?????????? ?? ?????, ?? ????????? ??? ?? ???????? ?? ????????? ????????? ??????? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?????...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 16, 2018
    I've been told by so many people that I need to read this book. It gets so much hype that I thought there was absolutely NO way it would live up to it. But it did more than that. It surpassed it. My favourite books is a pretty exclusive list and it usually takes me a while to decide ...
  • Drew
    Jan 06, 2017
    Oh my goodness, I loved it. I loved it so much. I haven't felt this invested in a book for a long time. Those addictive, fast paced YA books come and go - think Heartless, a 2016 favorite of mine. And then there are those rich, descriptive adult books that fill you up with new knowl...
  • Nat
    Feb 13, 2016
    ?My nightingale, I got you home.? This review contains *spoilers*. I honestly didn't expect to like The Nightingale as much as I did. The premise of the book intrigued me (I've been really into historical fiction lately). This story follows two sisters, Vianne and Isabel...
  • Mandy
    Apr 20, 2015
    I don't even know where to start this review. I am typing it through teary eyes, so I will keep it simple. (Insert tissues here) My pick for Vianne when this becomes a movie is Naomi Watts or Kate Winslet and for Isabella is Julianne Hough or Amanda Seyfried. Let's see if Hollywood ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Mar 31, 2015
    1.5 stars. Oh, the IRONY. You might have never heard of it, but in 1981 French author Rgine Deforges released a book called La bicyclette bleue, 1939-1942 (part of a trilogy), which related the story of two sisters** during WWII in France. La, the outspoken, rebel and reckless ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 21, 2017
    I'm not sure what I can say about this book that hasn't already been said, but the quality and sheer excellence to this story blew my mind. I'm not typically a fan of historical fiction, which is likely why I've avoided it for so long, but once this was described to me as "historical f...
  • Petrik
    Dec 01, 2017
    A moving, strong and inspiring tale of survival, love, and female heroism during World War II. Memoir and historical fictions are genres that I rarely visit. However, ever since last year after I finished reading the inspiring memoir by Yeonmi Park, I decided to at least read one bo...
  • Yusra  ✨
    Apr 11, 2018
    ?I belong to a generation that didn't expect to be protected from every danger. We knew the risks and took them anyway.? I can now say, for a fact, that wartime fiction is one of my favourite genres. The Nightingale has a story that immediately connected and intrigued me....