TITLE: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
AUTHOR: MARY ANN SHAFFER
This was such a charming, well written and sweet book. I'm delighted I own a copy and will be able to go back to it whenever I feel like it. And the amazing thing is that this book is completely written in the form of letters, a format that would usually put me off, but turned out to be perfect for this story.
Juliet Ashton is a writer, living in London in 1946, when she receives a letter from a Mr. Dawsey Adams of Guernsey. The strike up a correspondence and when he mentions the Society of the title and the occupation by the Germans during WW II, Juliet's curiosity is piqued. Before long not only is she exchanging letters with several of Guernsey's inhabitants, but also planning a trip to the island to meet her new friends and learn more about Guernsey's recent past. A trip that will change Juliet's life in more ways then one.
It's such a shame that this author came to writing so late in her life and died shortly after the publication of this jewel of a book. Having said that, it's a blessing she lived long enough to write it. My life is richer for having read this book.