Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Genre: Historical fiction
Publisher: Dial Press
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: I purchased this book in hardcover last year.
First line: Dear Sidney, Susan Scott is a wonder.
What can I say about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that hasn’t already been said? It is everything all the other wonderful book bloggers said it was: wonderful, heartwarming, hopeful, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of the most endearing characters.
Author Juliet Ashton has just come off a whirlwind book tour full of teas and meet-and-greets, and is looking for her next book idea. Her first book is a collection of humorous columns she wrote about life in England during World War II, humor her chosen way of dealing with – and helping others deal with – the horrors of war.
She’s ready to write under her own name now, but her next book idea isn’t coming to her. Then she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He contacts her because he has picked up a book that formerly belonged to her at a book sale, and wants to correspond with her about author Charles Lamb. His letter opens a whole world to Juliet – the world of the Channel Islands under the German occupation. Dawsey mentions the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and Juliet’s interest is peaked.
What follows is the delightful story of Juliet unfolding the tale of the people of Guernsey during the war. Through letters, she meets the most wonderful people, and discovers some things that were missing in herself. When Juliet finally visits Guernsey, it’s like the final puzzle pieces fall into place. While I knew where the book was headed, I enjoyed every step of the way, and rejoiced at the ending.
Now, here’s the fun news for you: the publisher has agreed to give away 5 copies of this book to my wonderful readers. Here are the details:
~ This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada only.
~ Leave a comment on this post telling me about a significant letter you have either written or received.
~ All entries must be received by Friday, August 28th, 11:59 pm PST. I will draw the five winners on August 29th.