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characters The Nightingale ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì [KINDLE] ❦ The Nightingale ➚ Kristin Hannah – Insolpro.co.uk In love we find out who we want to beIn war we find out who we areFRANCE 1939In the uiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says good bye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the Front She Them she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family aliveVianne’s sister Isabelle is a rebellious eighteen year old searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war she meets Gaëtan a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France and she falls in love as only the young cancompletely But when he betrays her Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back risking her life time and again to save othersWith courage grace. With tears still running down my cheeks I'm writing this review I've started this review several times and I don't think I'll be able to adeuately put into words the power in which this novel has moved me Truely a remarkable story that I literally beg everyone who loves historical fiction to read I will be gushing about this novel for some time to come

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In love we find out who we want to beIn war we find out who we areFRANCE In the uiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says good bye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the Front She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade Francebut 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 reuisitions 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. I really tried you guys There was even a 20% period when my standards were reduced so low from the previous 70% that I thought maybe maybe 2 But the last 10% was offensive Yes I said offensive Review later And by review I mean bitch rant fest People keep asking me how I didn’t like this book Honestly I want to ask them how they didNever have I ever read a book by such a clueless air headed authorAnd I actually don’t even mean that to be mean or to pick on KH It’s just that uite frankly those are the truest words to describe what was obviously in Hannah’s mind when she wrote this book nothingShe forgets what she writes a chapter a page a paragraph hell in a few instances even one sentence earlier Examples Mais oui but of course 1 She forgets to age characters this in the first chapter Isabelle is 4 and Vianne is 14 when their mother dies Vianne is taken crying to Le Jardin and falls in love At 16 she’s pregnant at 17 she has a miscarriage Then of her miscarriage Hannah writes “She’d crawled into her grief and cocooned it around her unable to care about anyone or anything—certainly not a needy wailing four year old sister”2 She forgets the weather Isabelle treks out of the house pre dawn in “knee deep snow” and then steals a bicycle that same morning from an SS officer who is across the street in a cafe Okay so I’m from Ottawa which in 2015 was the coldest capital ON EARTH I’ll PRETEND you can actually ride a bicycle in “knee deep” snow you can’t But Isabelle takes the bike straight to Henri’s apartment to hide it—I’m sorry but TRACKS The SS officer will walk out of the cafe see the missing bikeand see tire marks that lead straight to the French Resistance headuarters Or do you want to tell me people were plowing the streets in this village of a 1000 people3 She forgets the season Winter temperatures Isabelle climbs over a rose covered wall WHICH to be fair to Hannah I live in Tuscany where roses do grow on some mild winter days But roses certainly are not growing in Carriveau in the wintertime because4 She forgets CLIMATE Again I’m from Ottawa Hannah’s descriptions of this French winter in her imaginary town in the Loire Valley seem to be inspired by the Arctic Tundra because she’s got wait for it ARE YOU READY knee deep snow hail ice rain sleet frosted windows “ice sheened glass” and “frost limned windows” “she didn’t want to go out into the cold white world again she stepped over the threshold and out into the snowstorm” “Bending forward angling into the wind she trudged through the wet heavy snow hit the ground cracked her head on the snow covered step”5 She forgets where her characters are placed in one instance Vianne exits her bedroom in the middle of the night to write down the Jewish children’s names on the kitchen table then finishes her job leans back thinks about her own kids for a bitthen reaches out and strokes her sleeping children’s heads then cuddles in bed with them6 She forgets when characters have no money Vianne stuffs newspaper print in her coat for extra warmth and gets a tin can of oil in the ueuebut has money to just hop on a train to see Isabelle in prison Forget the permits she would need since by then ALL OF FRANCE was occupiedShe also doesn’t seem to understand the definition of several key words in her novel refugee garden village poor REFUGEE is NOT local inhabitants of a city under attack fleeing to distant relatives in the countryside or neighboring towns or lodging in hotels in the countryside or neighboring towns I also took a lot of issue with how Hannah describes these fleeing locals 1 Chaos Dust Crowds The street was a living breathing dragon of humanity inching forward wheezing dirt honking horns; people yelling for help babies crying and the smell of sweat heavy in the air2 like flotsam in the reeds of a muddy river3 Like a thousand legged centipede the crowd moved forward into the great hall Side rant as for this “thousand legged centipede” does she perhaps mean a MILLIPEDE4 The refugees who had arrived before her would have moved through the town like locusts buying every foodstuff on the shelves5 clothes so tattered and patched she was reminded of the war refugees who’d so recently shuffled through Paris hoarding cigarettes and bits of paper and empty bottles begging for change or help Isabelle when meeting Gaetan—notice how she’s not part of these “war refugees” even though SHE WAS6 There were dozens of people in her yard; mostly women and children moving like a pack of hungry wolves Their voices melded into a single desperate growl7 The crowd surged around him like water around a rockNotice how they’re allnot human Lumped into a collective beast a dragon rushing water millipede pack of growling hungry wolves that is THE REFUGEES But what’s sickening about all of this is that Isabelle was part of them and yet never once does Hannah include her in these ominous descriptions of dun dun dun dunnnnn THE REFUGEES Instead she was getting kissed by the handsome Gaetan because she’s above the smelliness of refugee status apparently Also we’re reminded three times throughout the book that “the refugees” broke Vianne’s gate This kind of language that dehumanizes refugees needs to stop GARDEN Le Jardin is supposedly a garden and literally means “The Garden” in French But this “garden” is a fucking farm because in a 1940 French village it has chickens rabbits both plural a stone wall covering all of it a BARN with a car inside it and ANOTHER cellar a hill with a “hillside between the garden and the barn” and is so big that Isabelle can come in the middle of the night with three communists and move the car in the barn and hide a dead body and Vianne inside at home HEARS NOTHING More implausible still even after the wall was torn down not ONE of the poor starving French people broke in to steal her fruits vegetables and live stock VILLAGE This village of 1000 people has Nazis SS and Gestapo and a networked train system POOR Part I Seriously guys what class were these people Farmers Because they own a farm Village people Nope because they have expensive silverware Limoges plates Alençon lace original impressionist paintings and a spare bedroom Let’s break down the math Isabelle is 19 in 1939 She is 10 years younger than Vianne So Vianne was born in approx 1910 Which meansdespite a dead mother a drunk absent father throughout her entire life growing up in WWI living through the GREAT DEPRESSION that followed getting pregnant at 16 and going to university while pregnant according to Hannah miraculously her and her parents had money they live in a house a mile away from a village of 1000 people keep in mind for a car and to put both girls in university A car a property with an acre of land university for both daughters—I mean I’m jealous here in 2016 Isabelle is bilingual and knows how to drive a car and is 19 years old and still in boarding schools in 1940 France LEARNING TO CUT AN ORANGE I just can’t stress the time period enough Getting kicked out no less for failing to learn how to cut an orange At 19 So then who taught her English if her school was so worthless I doubt it was her dead mother or absent father To say nothing of the fact that back then at 19 you should be married POOR Part II During the war they were eating cats and rats People were stealing bread There was nothing Salt was precious as gold and used for preserving food NEVER for seasoning it Some examples of starvation during wartime poverty in this book1 but what about the coming winter How could Sophie stay healthy without meat or milk or cheese Because bread vegetables and fruits were in abundance in wartime winters 2 She had sold off her family’s treasures one by one a painting to feed the rabbits and chickens through the winter EAT THE FUCKING RABBITS This is Europe in the 1940s for fuck’s sake Eat the goddamn rabbits3 Moments later she carried out a heavy ceramic tray bearing the fried fish surrounded by the pan roasted vegetables and preserved lemons all of it enhanced with fresh parsley The tangy lemony sauce in the bottom of the pan swimming with crusty brown bits could have benefited from butter but still it smelled heavenly Wartime poverty euals no butter

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The NightingaleAnd 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 lifetim. A 456 rating with almost 500000 ratings what is this sorcery