Nov 09, 2020jsnikrap rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This charming and uplifting book is written totally in letters (with the odd telegram thrown in). You meet wonderful characters, get a glimpse of what life was like in post war England and on the island of Guernsey both during and after…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 12, 2020writermala rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book came highly recommended so I had a lot of expectations. Thus, the starting was somewhat disappointing but the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down. The Book is told in letters between a London author, Juliet Ashton and a…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 08, 2020ljgadin168 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It moved me to tears after reading the Acknowledgement section where Mary Ann Schaffer said “I hope, too, that my book will illuminate my belief that love of art- be it poetry,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 24, 2020Inga57 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an epistolary novel told through a series of letters I picked up in 2008 when it was first published. Simply stated, I couldn’t get into this story by way of letters only, so I shelved…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 26, 2019AnnabelleLee27 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The overall tone (witty) and style (epistolary) of this novel will not appeal to some readers but for many, like me, it will charm, touch, and be a deeply satisfying read. It is filled with quirky characters and is by turns humorous,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 07, 2019samsue rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a lovely book, a compilation of letters written from the fictional author Juliet to and from old and new friends, leading us to the Channel Islands and stories of what life was like for those who lived in occupied territory during…Read moreRead more of this comment
When I read a description saying the book was all composed of "letters written," I thought,
"oh, no, what an inusual set up...I probably won't like it."
Glad to say...I was wrong. The letters-written format, written in relationship to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 04, 2019tinaburke rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of my favorites
Jun 28, 2019olga3 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Hard to put this book down.
It is highly recommended for all ages.
Beautifully written and characters are superbly believable.
Tender, funny at times in unexpected moments.
The harsh reality of war is laid bare, no false patriotism or…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 28, 2019esrobbins rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
An absolute hoot! Loved this book! Set during the aftermath of WWII, it brings humor and hope as people in Guernsey and Europe strive to recover from the destruction of war. Recovery is dark and difficult as portrayed in the book but the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 30, 2019StrangelyExuberant rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book from start to finish. It is a novel written entirely through letters between characters. If you are not interested in the format do not bother to pick up this novel at all. Being someone who misses letter writing this is…Read moreRead more of this comment
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of the most whimsical, intricate, and delightful works in historical fiction I have ever read. It is Mary Ann Shaffer’s first novel, completed by her niece Annie Barrows. This novel…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 27, 2018LaNomada01 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is written completely in letters and each one had a unique voice to it - that helped paint the picture of this town and it's inhabitants - in this World War II historical fiction. You fall in love with everyone, even those…Read moreRead more of this comment