“The Nightingale” | A Book Recommendation

If you haven’t read Kristin Hannah’s book The Nightingale, then you need to put it on your book list. This soon-to-be-made-into-a-movie book has everything, except maybe laughter.

Though I DO like to read historical fiction books, this is not the kind I usually find myself rapt in. I am normally too emotional for all the drama and suspense found among these 500 pages. Yes, that is right, 500 pages; it will go by fast.

Several times after reading a suspense-filled episode of the book, I would put it down, palms sweating, and tell myself, “I’m not reading this book anymore.” After a while, the haunting qualities of the characters and their plight would pull me back in again, only to put it down and once more vow, to no avail, “no more!”  

For me, with the burden of being a slow reader, to read a book this big is telling. You are enthralled upon cracking open the first page.

I won’t spoil the story, of course, but I will tell you The Nightingale is set in France during WWII. And, for the ladies, there is a love story … but much more. My husband read the book before I did, and he really liked it. 

If you give books for Christmas, remember this one for anyone in your family.

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