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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Delight!, July 25, 2008
This review is from: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel (Hardcover)
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What a wonderful book! Having just finished this one, I am still smiling and thinking of the characters. Had I the time and money, I'd be booking a trip for Guernsey right this minute. As it is, I feel as though I've already visited and been made to feel at home.

Set in both London and Guernsey Island, this novel follows author Juliet as she becomes friends with the inhabitants of the island shortly after the end of World War 2. Told in epistolary style, Juliet learns of the occupied island and its deprivations, as well as the resounding spirit of the people who live there. As she writes, she becomes more and more intrigued with the stories of the people who survived the hard times, and she decides to create a book based on their experiences. In order to gather more information, Juliet moves temporarily to the island and soon finds herself immsersed in the culture and relationships.

This is absolutely one of the most delightful books I've read all year. The characters are real, the relationships are unique, and Juliet is hysterically funny, as well as warm hearted and genuine. I did have a bit of trouble keeping all the characters straight in the beginning, but once I caught on, I was enthralled. The pages just fly by and while you will learn a little of what happened to Guernsey during World War 2, you will learn much more about love and friendship. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2008 4:39:29 PM PDT
Staright to my TBR list: thanks Tammy.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008 3:29:06 PM PDT
Teddy says:
Your review makes me want to read it sooner than later. It was already on my TBR.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 6:02:15 PM PDT
Me too, Tammy, now I can't wait! Wonderful job with this review.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008 8:55:06 PM PDT
Great review, Tammy. I had already started it but I have had so much going on I set it down; your review has made me decide to turn off the TV and keep reading. MW

Posted on Jul 31, 2008 4:32:42 PM PDT
Paul Weiss says:
You just gotta love it for the title alone, LOL. Nice review, Tammy.

Posted on Aug 2, 2008 11:53:11 PM PDT
Geezer says:
I was initially attracted by the title, but this review made me order (Kindle version) and read the book right away. This is the perfect review; on target in every way. I can't remember when I've read a more pleasant book, not to mention well-written, humorous, informative and frequently hysterically funny!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008 1:37:00 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008 2:13:27 PM PDT
Beautiful review, Tammy. I started this book last night and cannot seem to put it down...only for the chores I must do.....I feel transported to London but mainly Guernsey Channels. I find Juliet the most amusing woman and the letters from the islanders sooooo enjoyable. I haven't finished yet, but I so happy I brought this book and am finally getting it read.

Love;
Gayla

Posted on Oct 25, 2008 7:27:37 PM PDT
S. S. Farnet says:
I discovered the Gernsey book by accident at a Barnes & Nobels and began reading it there. The format and content intrigued me and really brought me into the lives of the members of the society in a most charming way. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and have recommended it to many friends; those I thought would be touched by its WWII inseights also.

SSF

Posted on Oct 30, 2008 7:34:27 PM PDT
Jodi V. says:
great review. when i first read about the book i wasn't sure but now after reading your review i'm going to put it in my wishlist. thanks!
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