Spotlight and Giveaway: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Today is the release day for Kristin Hannah’s latest book The Nightingale. I’ve had my eye on this one – it sounds like such a powerful, emotional read. The Nightingale is set in France during WWII and is a book about two courageous sisters doing their part to fight the war. Read on to find out more about the book and how to win a copy for yourself!

About the book:


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 bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions 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 them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth.  While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely.  But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII 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.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

On Sale: February 3, 2015

St. Martin’s Press

Hardcover, 448 pages

Find the book: Goodreads * Amazon * B&N * IndieBound * Audible

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Read an Excerpt of The Nightingale

Author Kristin Hannah talks about her inspiration for The Nightingale:

My friends at St. Martin’s Press are generously offering a copy of The Nightingale to one lucky reader. Giveaway is open to US residents and runs until Feb. 10.

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9 thoughts on “Spotlight and Giveaway: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

  1. Hashen says:

    Nightingale looks like a great read.. ❤️And the fact that it is about two courageous sisters and the setting in France is very appealing to me.

  2. What appeals to me about The Nightingale is the Historical aspect, of course!

  3. Dorothy Teel says:

    I think that I like how it links the two sisters lives and beliefs and more related to the War, which is very interesting read to me,

  4. anne says:

    The Nightingale is meaningful and profound. This novel set during the period which has had such an impact upon mankind is important and memorable. World War 11 is my favorite era and I have read many novels set during this era. Unforgettable and very emotional. thanks.

  5. I’ve had my eye on this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I love historical fiction–especially from this time period. I’ve read so many outstanding reviews on this book and can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 🙂

  7. Kayla says:

    I love good WW2 stories and I’ve heard really great things about this book

  8. bn100 says:

    the setting’s interesting

  9. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    I really like historical fiction especially the WWII era.

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