We are halfway there y'all! Spring Break is on my horizon and last night I forced myself to go to bed especially early so I'm feeling optimistic as we hit the top of the bell curve that is this week. I am craving the relaxation and down time that tends to come along with my personal spring break plans and what better way to enjoy that than with a new book?
Nell is back again this week to share one of her book recommendations with y'all! Someone commented on her last post (here) with the idea to call this series Novel with Nell and I think it is going to stick! If you want easy access to any posts on Prep In Your Step with a more literary focus be sure to check out the Book Recommendations label I created to keep thing organized for y'all! I'm so excited about the chance for Nell to become a regular guest contributor and even more ecstatic that y'all were so receptive to this type of post!
The Nightingale Review by Nell.
As this series goes on, you’ll see how much I love WWII historical fiction, and this is a selection I highly recommend! I read The Nightingale this past summer and couldn’t put it down. It is set in France, starting in 1939, and follows the stories of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, during the war. Vianne just said goodbye to her husband as he joins the front lines and Isabelle is a high-spirited and headstrong eighteen-year-old. It’s a story that shows how the war was “fought” on the home front, mainly by the women who were left behind when their husbands, brothers, fathers, etc. went to war.
A quote from the book’s inner flap that does a better job describing it than I can, “In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. . . 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.”
Have any of y’all read this book? I hear it’s going to be made into a movie in the next year or two and will be directed by the “Game of Thrones” director. I look forward to seeing how it is as a movie!