The Guernsey Literary Society & Potato Peel Pie

Authors: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Pages: 277

Synopsis: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…. “

The letters between the locals of Guernsey and Juliet open up a world during the war that Juliet didn’t understand as well as a world she never knew she was missing. With love, strength and comedy through letters between the characters Guernsey provides a glimpse at the war in a completely different way.

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Review: Ugh, I really liked the storyline of this one and after seeing the trailer (see below) I knew I had to pick this up and read it. I loved the characters, they were cheeky, funny and emotional which was great. I loved the knowledge that was provided on what an occupied area during WWII was like — especially because I didn’t know it happened in the little island of Guernsey.

What I didn’t like was the way the story was narrated. To be honest, I didn’t feel like it was a story at all. The entire story consisted of letters back and forth with each character. I wanted the actual story, not reading it through notes and letters.

Anyway, if you want a quick read in between books this is perfect. I’d recommend borrowing it from the library (I’m really happy I bought it used). I honestly can’t wait for the movie, I think I’ll enjoy it more. I’ll let you guys know.

Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

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