Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

guernseyWhen author Mary Ann Shaffer passed away, her niece, Annie Barrows, took up the mantle of completing the novel her aunt had been researching and writing. The resulting product of their joint efforts is this delightful little story, entitled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We meet a variety of characters, including our lovable and humorous main narrator, Juliet, through letters, journals and correspondences.

This is a beautiful story about the English people recovering from the Blitz in the 1940s, and a group of friends who form a special book club. A light yet uplifting and charming read, this book is a sort of modern revival of Jane Austen. You can read it in one evening, and forever maintain an affection for it. Highly recommended to women and book-lovers alike!

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