Virtual Coffee Date: With a Special Guest

September 1, 2017 12:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hey guys, sorry about the technical difficulties this morning. Thanks for sticking with me after we lost the connection. Technology is great…until it isn’t, amIright?!!? I love, Love, LOVED having my Nerd Lola with me this morning, so much fun. I didn’t really have a stash of books to discuss and share with you but I will tell you, if you haven’t read or listened to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, you should get it on your list. It’s epic and breathtaking.

kristin hannahAudie Award, Fiction, 2016

In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

France, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–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 a lifetime.

Click on the link here to see our Virtual Coffee Date: Facebook Live Video. I seriously hate how I look like a deer in the headlights when I’m trying to figure out if I have the video set up right…oh well, at least I’m funny!

The Apps that were mentioned were Stand Up!, Breaktime and Shazam. Do you have a favorite app?

Make sure you check out some fun posts from the week…

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Thanks for hanging out with us. See you next week!

Smooches,

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