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Updated: Sep 25, 2023

Book review The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“Wounds heal, love lasts, we remain!”

Isn’t this true and rather a divine answer to all our miseries? Whether it is getting over the loss of a loved one or going through a minor atrocity which life throws at us every now and then. What is life without struggle? A stagnant water which is only good for the mosquitoes to breed on. One always prays for a stable life, a life without ebb and flow of sweetness and hardships alike. However, one gets into the monotony in that kind of life. Like there is no sunrise without sunset, no spring without the preceding winter, there is obviously no joy in better days without the struggles of hard days. Makes sense? Well! The book “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, will prove my point.

This book came to me by an unexpected way and taught me so much at the right time. It talks about the protagonist Isabelle, who was undeterred by the cruelty of life. She was always swimming against the current which made other people around worried and irritated at the same time. But that’s how heroes are, right? The book talks about the Second World War and how the people of France were affected by it. Isabelle’s life spins around the same time and shows the readers how she was one of the significant figures during the war. Life was never fair to her but she never let it come on it. Partly bitter by her experience, she always had a heart of gold. Finding reasons for her mishaps and not blaming her fate altogether like a coward. If I go on describing her, I might give the spoilers of the story itself which I do not want as I would love my readers to read it.

Personally, I am not a fan of war books but this came as a refreshing surprise and I am glad that it did. If you are looking for a book that will create a cinematic experience in your head, then this book is for you! Go grab a copy for yourself and enjoy the ride!

Happy Reading!

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