The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 18,654 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


  • Deserves all the accolades

    By Mas7935
    Wonderful book. Tragic. Exciting. Real. What a story!
  • Amazing

    By agc3324
    I’ll be thinking about this book for a while
  • WOW

    By Mombatter
    One of the most moving books about war I have read in a long time. Although it is fiction, one can see the truth in how ugly war is. It makes you wonder how anyone’s ambition for power can be so strong to destroy!
  • Remarkable

    By Meg Slaton
    I cried and could not put this incredible story down! It gripped my heart throughout this inspiring story.
  • My top book of this year

    By naomi0110
    I’m kicking myself for putting this off for so long. I’m not much of a historical fiction kind of person but this book was so so good. It made me tear up and I haven’t cried for a book in awhile. I wish I could read it over again for the first time. So good.
  • 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.