This book was my favorite by far in a long time. It’s a historical novel set mostly during WW2 France, with parts of the story referring to the story’s present, 1995. Two sisters are forced to live under the oppressive conditions of the German invasion, and each copes in her own way. I found it gripping and engrossing, descriptive yet not too verbose. The story gave me a strong emotional experience that I was sad to see end.