The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah tells a sad story about two fictional sisters living in France prior to and during the Nazi occupation in World War II. The sisters are several years apart in age and different in nature. Left motherless and abandoned by their father afterward, both seek love and identities in their own way.
I really liked this book. The characters are believable and the writing is quite good. For me, it was a difficult book to put down. It is highly descriptive of the reality of war, the Nazi occupation of France, and the way in which people of France and especially those of the Jewish faith were persecuted. I had tears in my eyes reading this book. I know I will remember it for a long time to come. I recommend it highly.