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:
In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
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
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.
To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below: