If you liked The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, then try The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo. Here’s why…
The Nightingale is the remarkable story of two sisters living in France, and the sacrifices they must make during World War II. If you loved this book, then you should read The Fire by Night.
The Fire by Night also focuses strongly on the female friendships, as the story follows two American nurses during World War II. Jo McMahon tends to wounded soldiers in war-torn France and struggles to keep her patients (and herself) alive. Meanwhile, half a world away, her best friend, Kay, is trapped in a Japanese POW camp in Manila. Kay must stay hopeful and strong in order to make it out alive, while clinging to memories of her past. This beautiful debut novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship.
Both of these novels show what it was like to be a woman during the war, and do an amazing job at highlighting the extraordinary courage these women possessed.
So, if you are a lover of historical fiction and looking for a new story to captivate you, we know that you’ll love The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo! Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!