The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

 My friend recommended this book.  She has never been wrong with what I would like.  She was spot on with this book.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a delight. 

The book is written through a series of letters set in Guernsey (The Channel Islands) and London.  An author, Juliet, from London decides to write a book about the cast of characters who were completely in the dark about what happened during WWII in London while Germany had taken over their island.  Juliet creates friendships with the people on the island through a series of letters until she finally decides to go and visit. 

Juliet takes it all in.  The people, the separation of their children through the war, the book club that was created through the war and the authors they read.  Some of the stories are tragic yet most are funny and engaging.   I intimately knew the characters once the book ended.

It was just a wonderful feel good novel that has a lot to offer. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Shelley

    Glad to see you’re enjoying this book. About a month ago I had to drive home by myself for about 12 hours. I bought this book on CD’s and played it in the car. I LOVED the story as well as the voices and English accents in the audio version. i would highly recommend LISTENING to it because each character’s letters are read by a different actor and it gives a lot of extra character to the story than just having one reader. I’m recommending this to all of my friends now.