The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This story is about what it’s like to be a woman during the war when women’s stories are all too often forgotten of overlooked…

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the story of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path towards survival, love and freedom in war-torn France. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for lifetime.

An absolute favorite of ours at The Little Bookshop…...beautifully written and a courageous story of sisters’ challenging lives during the war. A must read for everyone.

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Recommended for children aged 12+

Faith has a thirst for science and a knack for uncovering secrets that the rigid confines of her upbringing cannot suppress. When she finds her disgraced father’s journals, filled with the notes, and theories of a man driven close to madness, she’s finally discovered a secret that might be too big even for her.

Because before her are tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will, unveil a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth it reveals. Faith’s search for the tree leads her into great danger - for where lies seduce, truth shatter…

This book has been recommended by a girl who works at the shop. She found it very intriguing and couldn’t put it down.

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