The sweetest period love story I have read in some time, and not just because all the characters are bibliophiles so I can relate...though they are and I can. A bit of chance brings together a famous author and the members of a book club which only formed as a cover during WWII. Although the story takes place in a recently war-torn region and the characters are all scarred from their traumas, everyone is so kind and loving and warm, and I found myself wishing to live amongst them. Even though the story is written in letters (a format I tend to avoid), it read seamlessly and I was compelled to finish the whole thing within the day.
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.