Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. (From Goodreads)
I am not going to lie here; this book broke my heart. It made me cry big ugly tears, and showed me how lucky I am to have my sister, and to live in the times we live in.
This book is so beautifully written, I am becoming quite the sucker for WW11 stories, and of all that I have read, this one tops the charts. I must give credit where its due, not many authors can evoke such emotions from their readers, not many authors can make you feel things to your core, Kristin Hannah does just that, and it’s something she should be incredibly proud of.
The things Vianne and Isabelle have to go through will take your breath away, and make you feel so many feelings (at the very least, grateful about the world we live in now). Guys if you haven’t read this yet, please do so. And, it comes out on paperback on 04/25/2017
*I was given this book for free, from SheSpeaks*
“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”
― Kristin Hannah,