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The Nightingale review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ 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 Front She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade Francebut invade they do in droves of marching solE 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 lifetim. 455 ⭐Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf 🐺I don’t know what is wrong with me but I really have a predilection when I read historical fiction The Second World WarEven in school I always thought that this was the most interesting part of the whole history we were taught maybe because our history teacher was a bit obsessed with that period too who knowsI want to start talking about this book – The Nightingale by Kristin HannahI thought I was going to love this so much as I did with other WWII plot based books but after about 250 pages it was something about it that to me felt incomplete And I was fairly disappointed It felt exactly how it was but it didn’t want to seem like a story of some French girls living in the WWII France a story narrated by an AmericanI am not being mean I am only being honest Here either the story was indeed a bit sugar coated as a historical fact or I don’t know man it was maybe too much of the American enthusiastic positive thinking in it French suffered in the war then seeing the Germans drinking their French wine really but after all everyone suffered big time in that war including Germany if you believe it or not It was war no one got out of there looking richer or beautiful or smarter And this is an universally approved factNow living all this sensitive content of who is good and who is bad behind because it isn’t the point here because in war everything changes and nothing is good or bad any let’s move to the actual plot Because things changed dramatically after than half of boring and slow description and half actions „In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are” I will say that I loved the whole idea of the 1995 perspective upon the events that happened from the summer of 1939 on It is a great way to construct a novel it gives it a bit of fluidity and a sense of emotional connection It shows that the same very person can live as many and as different lives in the real life It is a fascinating narrative perspective And giving the fact that at the end the whole idea comes with a twist it makes it even special It is heart felt „Of course men always think war is about them” I really loved this whole idea of putting in spotlight the fact that war is not only for men but also women have crucial roles in the whole process Women in war are like the link of a chain in a great big machine – if there’s no link there’s no machine War is dangerous but even so those women back then chose to sneak around the so called law forced upon them look the danger in the eyes and smile And this is what makes them greater than they think they could beThose two sisters in the book Vianne and Isabelle are as different one from another as Mars and Neptun Vianne is sensitive taciturn happy to live a simple life she doesn’t need to stand out in any way – she’s a survivor; Isabelle on the other hand is wild and free and full of passion and has an enormous desire to help do big things – she’s a fighter What this war thought the two sisters is that they need to fight their own fight along with the others in order to get through – and the ways to do it are dangerous and unimaginable almost impossibleThe book was a mixture of amazing persons with beautiful and courageous hearts put in the wrong place at the wrong time alongside wicked people with poisoned minds and hearts I can’t even tell you how much I loved and respected Rachel de Champlain this amazingly strong woman who didn’t back down and couldn’t let anyone back her down And also what an amazing character Captain Wolfgang Beck was I mean he truly was the voice of so so many good Germans who purely had to fight for their country because they had to respect a vow they’ve made to the homeland and to themselves Beck really was put there to show the world that not all good guys are good guys and definitely not all bad ones are as bad as they are shown to be Black is the night when its sky is moonless but after all everyone knows the stars are still there „But love has to be stronger than hate or there is no future for us” This book teaches us to love It shows us the horrors of a loveless world and it reminds us to love each other any and every day Also as endnote or side note I couldn’t help but wonder what if Mrs Hannah had a tiny bit of inspiration from the whole history of yet another famous nightingale „The Lady with the Lamp” Florence Nightingale Just a thought but coincidence or not the idea was after all very cleverly put togetherBook styled

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D them 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 grac. 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 NightingaleIn 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 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 aroun. 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