This is an interesting tale of two sisters in rural France, and how they responded to the horror of the Nazi invasion during the World War II. They both fight in vastly different ways, just to survive. One is in the resistance guiding Allied airmen, who have been shot down over France, to safety in Spain. The other remains in her home, with her daughter, just managing to survive, but also helping to save orphaned Jewish children. The plot also moves briefly to the present at times during the book, which serves only to give away the ending, at least for me. I'm glad I read this book as it serves to highlight the horrors and traumas that women and children in conquered Europe, were subjected to by the Nazis that one doesn't always think about.