The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

3 ½ stars – Recommended!!

The story unfolds in the form of correspondence letters between Juliette, a fledgling author, and the members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. This “society” is made up of pig farmers, school teachers and other eccentric characters.

This is essentially a heart-warming feel good book about WW2. Feel good and WW2 does not really fit in next to each other however it worked in this setting. And as light-hearted as the stories seemed the underlying destructiveness of this war was still crystal clear.

Throughout most of the book I found each and every one of these character captivating even the disagreeable ones however towards the end of the book all of them were becoming just a tad too sweet and perfect for my taste.

As the author passed away before the publication of this novel and her niece had to step in to apparently do some major rewriting I wonder who’s doing the initial magic I felt in the first half of the book was.