The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 18,459 Ratings



A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

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

Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year


  • A beautiful and powerful story on love in times of hardship :-)

    By latrinity01
    A great read! Helped me get out of my reading slump!
  • Great book!

    By hkdBooks
    Really loved her writing, great story telling.
  • Slow but good read

    By MC@65
    It’s is a slow read but good.
  • One of The best books I’ve ever read!! Could not put it down.

    By Lika boss3
    True heroism!
  • Deep and emotional

    By jonesy417
    Amazing character development and deep thought with creating a beautiful narrative for the harshness of what happened in France.
  • Riveting!

    By KarieCz
    My heart is racing to get to the next page.
  • One of the best

    By ffalley
    I loved this book. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. Very compelling and while I was reading it was like a movie in my head. Excellent book!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Ilikebeatingmyfriends
    The Nightingale should be on everyone’s (young and old) required reading list. A detailed story of two sisters surviving WWII in occupied France. Their heroic story left me speechless.
  • Amazing! wonderful!

    By mangioxx
    This book was amazing! I absolutely loved the first page and the last few chapters. They were tear-jerking. It honestly puts it into perspective what women may have experienced during that time. It let me become more open-minded about it! Although, many may find some chapters hard and emotional please do not stop reading! It’s amazing!
  • Just…wow

    By HeartHenry
    This is my favorite KH book. Hands down. Whereas The Women was set during the Vietnam war, this book happened during the Germany invasion of France during WWII. KH writes as well as any author I’ve ever read.