Nightingale Esther Lange doesn’t love her fiancé—she’s trapped in an engagement after a mistaken night of passion. Still, she grieves him when he’s lost in battle, the letters sent to her by the medic at his side giving her a strange comfort, so much that she strikes up a correspondence with Peter Hess, an Iowa farmboy. Or is he? Peter Hess is not who he seems. Indeed, he’s hiding a secret, something that could cost them both their lives, especially when the past comes back to life. A bittersweet love song of the home front war between duty and the heart...a battle where only one will survive.
Nightingale by Susan May Warren is a WONDERFUL WWII read! (I'm bad a writing book reviews, so bear with me.) The plot was full of twists and turns — up until the last page, I had no idea how it was going to end. Her characters were real and genuine, and easy to relate to. Historical content was great: I love when I learn more about the war from reading a fiction book. This book went with me everywhere last week. There was no putting it down. If I had a spare minute, I was reading it.
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