Our book club wanted a lighter read for the summer, so we decided on The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I've read some Hannah before and I've always known her as a contemporary romance novelist, so I was interested in all the hype on this WWII historical fiction novel.
But. This book kind of grew on me. I didn't love it and spent the first 140 pages whining about how horrible the characters and writing were, but then the plot picked up and I thought the characters really redeemed themselves. Some members of our book club claimed that they teared up at the end, but maybe I'm a robot, but I definitely did not cry. But maybe you would.
So this isn't a slam dunk, but if you hang in there, it does get better at the end.