Has anyone read The Nightingale?
My favorite book!
I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who will listen!
Just started it
Good book. Go for it!
Love loved it!
What is the subject?
Loved it! My favorite read of 2017!!
Just started ‘The Night Road’. Reviews please!
Yes, loved it
read it, loved it and recommend it to anyone within earshot.. My favorite of the year also.
On my TBR!
Yes, wonderful book! Kleenex worthy!
I did enjoy it, we read it in my book club. Not everyone loved it. I personally cried at one point, but it was pretty unrelenting in what the narrative put the characters through. I know it was WWII, but there were a couple of parts where I was like, oh come on! Really??
i can’t spoil it, but it was near the end. Actually there were two scenes that I did not think were necessary at all. It kind of felt like piling on.
I did not feel that way at all. Wish I could know more about your point of view.
All The Light We Cannot See is also on my to read list. Have you read Last Christmas in Paris? This is my book club read for December. I thought it might be fluff, but it is definitely not. WWI through letters and telegrams. Heartbreaking, yet life affirming.
i have not. That sounds very interesting. I have read a lot about WWII, both fiction and non, mostly from the American or British perspective. I will check it out.
Yes yes yes! Oh how I loved this book!
its a good book for some people…
Yes. Historically an inaccurate mess with a lot of minor/amateur’ish errors, but very popular.
Really? How was it historically inaccurate? I know hardly anything about France during the war.
Lots. Google it. From things not being available in the time period to lazy writing errors. One character doesn’t age over 4 years. Very minor character, but lots of little things like that.
i did google it actually, I understand the author took some license with when things actually happened, but it all did happen at some point during the war. I’m sure every historical fiction novel has those same inaccuracies, and it may drive an expert on that time period a little crazy, but I think for the average reader it makes no difference.
I don’t think all of it happened during the war…there were antibiotics used that weren’t available until well after the war. That said, I do agree. If inaccuracies don’t bother you, enjoy! ?
I was more disappointed by the little inaccuracies, honestly. I’d think she would have a decent editor.
oh, if you want to talk about bad editing! I just finished a book that used the words trudged swiftly. WTF!
It is historical fiction, after all. My take on it, from my goodreads review….. Wow, so many thoughts about this book. A compelling, well told story, but so much more. What would any of us do in the face of such difficulties? How would we distinguish ourselves? I cared about the lives of these people, and never really knew what the outcome would be. Reading from my relatively comfortable life certainly made me appreciate the struggles of those in occupied France as well as in the contemporary places around the world where people are experiencing the same. The audio version was excellent.
I liked when she rode her bike through two feet of snow… that’s trudging swiftly. ?
I believe this book was based on a true story written by someone else. Would like to track that book down and read it.
thats funny you said that about the audio book, my library had both available, I started with the ebook and ended with the audio, I loved the audio because now I know how to pronounce those peoples names and the places they lived.
from what I read, it was, she was Belgian. I guess there were quite a few women that did what Isabella did.
And that’s why I like this book the most, it made me want to learn more. As I said, I never read much about occupied France, and because of this book, I want to know more.
I don’t think anyone did what Isabella did. That was largely fiction.
No, actually what she did was done by many. That you can Google pretty easily. That’s why the author wrote the book, she read about the Belgian woman, and found out there were many like her.
Hannah’s depiction is very exaggerated.
Why do you say that?
Because most of the book is fiction. I only pointed to google (or check out bad reviews bc they’re most likely pointing out the problems) to avoid spoilers for those who haven’t read it. I don’t mind the fiction. I do mind the many mistakes.
I am enjoying it very much.. 2/3rds through…
Absolutely wonderful book. Shared it with others and everyone has loved it.
It was well written but emotionally exhausting! I can’t read anything else about WWll, too depressing.
Yes, a fantastic book. Loved it
I heard great things….. I thought it was just meh.
I started it, but it really depressed me, so stopped reading it. Did check out the ending, but have no desire to read the rest of the details.
That was smart, wish I’d done the same!
I’d encourage you to read it. It helps us understand how tyranny and discrimination and nationalism affect families and individuals.
Yes. Liked it a lot
Yes, loved it.
Good but All the Light We Cannot See was very well written and covered the same era. Superb
I liked that much better!
Loved them both.
Would also recommend Lilac Girls if you like historical fiction based on actual events.
One of the best books ever
LOVED IT!!! So much I bought two for Christmas gifts!!
Yes, great book.
Loved it! Excellent story line, strong women, family love, a hint of what it’s like to live in an occupied country.
Loved it! I’m not way into historical stuff, but this one was great.
Liked it alot
I’m working my way towards it, I just finished Winter Garden and Started Firefly Lane, I’m waiting for Night Road(mail) then I’ll end up at The Nightingale ?❤️?
I read it a few months ago. I love it!
Am reading it now and it’s awesome!! ??
One of my all time favorites! Kristin Hannah is an amazing author! I’ve read all her books and her new one comes out in February!
I love Kristin Hannah and Kate Morton’s books!!! Their writing is phenomenal ??❤️?
Yes. Like it better than All the Light…on the same theme.
Loved it, one of my favorites !!
Good read. Highly recommend.
Love it! Ending is quick (IMO), but is does answer everything left unsaid.
Yes. Very good.
The most heartfelt tears I cried all year.
Currently reading and loving!
I loved it and many others like it. Working my way through Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. This genre of WWII fiction with resistance is riveting for history aficionados. It is a time in history so painful that it must not be forgotten.
Oh, I “loved” Sarah’s Key1. Tough, but, beautifully told. I agree with you on the importance of remembering, a resource fortoday’s decisions.
I loved it!
It’s on my ever-growing to read list….
I could not put it down
Yes and loved it so much! One of my favorite reads from this year.
In the early stages. Not quite hooked yet, but like it so far
It was fantastic
On my list of favorites.
Good story, well written. I found it hard to read. My in-laws were Holocaust survivors. But I loved the story.
Absolutely Loved it!
I Loved it
I didn’t like it.
4 out of 5 stars
Yes.. liked it ok
Loved it. Mesmerizing
I couldn’t put it down.
Yes, great read
Although it was a great story, I found the writing style to be a little lacking, kind of simplistic
@Gayle i agree with you but it still is so plot driven that i am enjoying it
Yes one of the best book I ever read! Best of Kristine Hannah!
Haven’t read it, but it’s on my to-read list. I’m currently reading a YA novel called “Girl in the Blue Coat” by Monica Hesse, chosen by the Iowa Center for the Book for the All Iowa Reads for teens for 2018. It’s quite good, set in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Those who liked “The Nightingale” may want to read this.
I would love to read it.
Do you live in Iowa? I’m in Cedar Rapids. I’ll have to ask my 17 year old granddaughter if she has read this one — and maybe get one for my 14 year old granddaughter in California.
@Kristine, yes in Des Moines. I’m the youth services consultant with the State Library of Iowa.
@Merri Iowa has great libraries!
@Kristine, especially Cedar Rapids. Fabulous library.
i stayed up way too late last night reading it on my kindle and wishing i had the real book!Has anyone read anything else by her besides The Nightingale?
Jude I have read Kristine’s Winter Garden. That is too a very good book.
I read everything she had written after I read Nightingale. She is one of my very favorite authors. Her first book or two were romances with a twist then she moved more into families, especially sisters, with strong women and interesting, varied story lines. Winter Garden is the only other one that brings in WW2, from a Russian perspective, and a gut-kicker. Night Road, Magic Hour — I’ve read most more than once.
I’ve read a few and have liked all of them.
@Kristine I just finished Winter Garden? oh my gosh… what a story! I’m now reading Firefly Lane and I’ve ordered Night Road also… I’m saving The Nightingale for last!!!?❤️?
@Angela Firefly Lane has a sequel, Fly Away. They are such good reads!
Oh I saw that in Amazon also… I’m planning to buy a couple of her books each week, I’m also reading Kate Morton who has much the same writing style as Hannah?
I just finished The Winter Garden… it was wonderful, I’ve just started Firefly Lane by her also and I have a copy of The Nightingale which I haven’t read yet. I’ve heard great things about all of her books!!?❤️?
Just started and managed to stay engaged with family running all around. Enjoying it so far!
I am looking forward to this read? since you texted me last night, way past your regular bedtime, to say you couldn’t put it down!
Waiting to be read.
Really enjoyed this book
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