Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Meredith and Nina have never had a close relationship with their mother, believing that she hates them, but when their father, the glue of their family, falls ill, they have to actually connect with their mother. They draw out the Russian fairy tale that their mother used to tell them when they were kids, and soon they discover that their mother has been keeping many secrets from them and those secrets will change the way they see their mother.

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Synopsis: In 1939, Vianne is living in the French countryside with her husband and daughter when news of France's involvement in World War 2 comes. Vianne's husband must go fight, leaving her and her daughter to face the Germans who have taken over that area of France. Her much younger sister, Isabelle, joins her, but her headstrong personality won't let her sit by and do nothing while her country is being occupied.