ARC Reviews: The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

ARC Reviews: The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

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Available: Amazon/B&N/Goodreads

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from SheSpeaks. This does not affect my review whatsoever.

 

Goodreads Synopsis

“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.”

 

WWII was a dark time in the world’s history. Masses of lives ended, families torn apart, and evil reared its ugly head to destroy unity and the lives of millions of people around the world. This book takes those events and grabs readers by the hands to take them back in time to the dark events of the past.

It is a tale of two sisters, Vianne and Isabella, set in France at the beginning pressures of the war. They begin enjoying their own lives when they are suddenly turned upside down. Where the women began in the beginning is certainly nowhere compared to where they ended up in the end.

The author brings the reality and rawness which only tragedy, casualties, and constant war can bring from life to the page. It will bring tears to your eyes, as it did my own, and it will leave a scar which no literary medicine will remedy. It’s not just a tale of history, but of growth, perseverance, and struggles. Definitely a recommended historical read, to be sure!

 

Rating 9

 

Happy Reading!

 

~C.C.

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C.H.B. ARC Reviews: “Behind Closed Doors” By B.A. Paris

C.H.B. ARC Reviews: “Behind Closed Doors” By B.A. Paris

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Wow. It’s been only a week and I’ve already finished yet another book that has not only kept me up all night reading but it has also lingered in my dreams. I thought I’d be taking a break from a mind-blowing thriller at least for a little while but I was completely wrong.

Behind Closed Doors follows the marriage of Jack and Grace Angel. On the surface, they appear to be the perfect couple. Jack is a prestigious attorney who fights on the side of battered women, a glowing reputation amongst his small band of colleagues, and a loving husband to his wife. Grace is a stay-at-home wife, talented chef to her friends, and adores her sister who has Down Syndrome. To everyone who see the Angels, they are pure #relationshipgoals.

But what if things were not what they seem? What if behind Grace’s somewhat cheerful eyes and Jack’s flawless smile, there lie a variety of secrets only they knew? Behind every perfect marriage there are things hidden. Hidden, behind closed doors. In this tale, it will make you believe Gone Girl was nothing compared to this story.

My insides ached the more I delved deeper into the book. The more I read, the more intense it became. The more intense it became, the more I wanted to keep on reading. Each time I placed it down, I felt myself rushing in my daily tasks at work just to be able to pick up the book again.

I highly recommend this book if you were a fan of Gone Girl. For warning, this is not like that book at all. Quite honestly, it’s a story all on it’s own and worth reading!

 

Official Release Date: August 9th, 2016

Available For Pre-Order: Amazon; Barnes & Noble

 

**I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Behind Closed Doors from SheSpeaks and St. Martins Press for an honest Review**

 

My Rating: 9 out of 10 Book Charms

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Happy Reading,

~C.C.