Vianne is a young mother in rural France when her husband goes off to fight leaving her and her young daughter alone. Her younger sister Louise, who has been left at the orphanage by their widower father, now has to fend for herself as everything begins to change in France. The Germans have invaded, and danger is everywhere.
Kristan Hannah is a good author, and was able to transport me to the era, I just felt a bit like I was reading a bit of a typical war story. I didn't really feel much reading the book, I wanted to feel scared for the girls trying to evade the Nazis, or feel the romance, but somehow I didn't connect with Vianne or Louise. 3/5