Through a series of letters, notes, telegraphs, etc, friends & family keep in touch. Our main correspondant, Juliet Ashton, finds herself becoming immersed in the lives of the members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, a group that was born unexpectedly during the Nazi occupation during WWII. The more she learned of how this group came to be & what kept it going, she knew she had to travel to Guernsey to meet the people & learn more. As she spends some time on the island of Guernsey, a shift of love interests takes place. The man she thought she loved & was going to marry turns out to be all wrong for her. On Guernsey, she finds her true self, & her true loves...yes LOVES, plural. It's a beautiful story of love, loss, fear, & redemption.
I LOVED this book! I felt that it was a bit slow to begin with, but as the map of characters became clear in my mind & the connections between them all, I couldn't help but keep reading/listening! Since the story was written as a series of correspondances between various characters, I felt like I was snooping through somebody's box of old letters. I think that's what kept me reading in some spots. I felt as though I was in the attic of an old friend, sorting through their belongings when I came across this box, began reading the letters, found a comfy spot to have a seat, then got lost in the world of the past. Wonderful!
Age recommendation: 14 & up
On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 9.