My Book Review of
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
At first I thought this was a light “chick” novel – the title kind of threw me. I guess in a way it is still…but it is also a deep and meaningful story.
Don’t be put off by “another WWII” novel. Indeed there seems to have been a glut of them on the best seller lists lately. Despite that, this is a lovely book, a love story as well as a story of friendship and determination through good times and bad.
The story of author Juliet and her chance correspondence and eventual meeting with the members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, whose island occupation by the German’s in WWII would create a perfect storm for all to fall together and hold each other up. Each unique character in this book will warm your heart, make you laugh, make you cry and make you mad. A wonderfully written collection of characters. And it made me add Guernsey to my travel destination bucket list.
And one of the best parts of the book is the way it is entirely written in correspondence between all these witty, humble, boastful, smart, quiet and thoughtful individuals. A perfect way to tell this tale.
I really enjoyed this book. Five Stars.