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Every now and then, I finish a book that’s so good, I’m just blown away. I spend days reeling over how it all, picking apart the plot, reading reviews online and mourning the fact that I’m done with the story. It had been awhile since a book had really ripped me to my core but the Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, did just that for me over Christmas break.

The Nightingale is the story of two sisters in France during World War II. My words can’t possibly do this story justice. It’s aboutperseveranceof the human soul, strength of women and the devastation of war. It’s so beautifully written and although it’s a work of historical fiction – it’s clear the author did her research and I learned a ton about the history of World War II in Europe and specifically France and what life must have been like in this time.

The best part about this read is that it re-kindled my need to dive into some decent books again. I had been so busy through the fall and holidays that I hadn’t really had a chance to read anything so I find myself scouring Good Reads to find my next read. (Note – when I finished readingthe Nightingale, I ended up downloading and reading a fluffy dystopian youth adult series because I knew I couldn’t handle anything serious and nothing would compare!)

Read it. Let me know what you think! Apparently they’re making a movie out of it too – TriStar bought the rights to it in early 2015. Hope they cast it well!

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