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Books Like The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is an unforgettable historical fiction novel about the experience of two sisters in France during World War II. It blends two different true events in a way that gives us a new perspective on life in France throughout the early 40s.

While an older sister is forced to host a German officer in her home, her younger rebellious sister joins the resistance movement. She makes heroic efforts to help British and American soldiers who parachute into France after their planes are disabled.

3 tilted book covers, Secrets of a Charmed Life and The Things We Cannot say to the sides represing books like the Nightingale (which is in the middle)

When looking for books similar to The Nightingale, we were most drawn to the different stories of women’s vital roles and experiences during this tragic time. If you like these stories, you may also like the books on our list of historical fiction featuring WW2 resistance workers.

Historical Fiction Books Like the Nightingale

Additional WW2 Historical Fiction Books You May Enjoy

If you enjoyed the World War 2 aspect of The Nightingale, you can find many additional historical fiction titles on the book lists below.

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