The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. by Mary Ann Shaffer is not your typical World War II historical fiction romance novel. The book follows letters written primarily between Juliet Aston, a writer, and Dawsey Adams, a farmer on the island of Guernsey.

After finding a book that had once belonged to Juliet, Dawsey writes her in hopes of her sending more books to him. They soon strike up a friendship and Juliet is intrigued by her new found friends involvement in a literary society that was set up during the occupation of the island during the war. Eventually, Juliet visits her pen pals and learns little by little about one of their members, Elizabeth, and her disappearance.

I found this book charming but not what I had expected. The only real flaw I saw was the romantic relationship between Dawsey and Juliet but that was mainly because I probably would have fallen for the American flyboy and not the farmer. This is a great summer read or vacation read and I would recommend it to older teen through senior citizen. It has a great span of interest.

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