march madness book giveaway

guernsy I recently read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and really enjoyed it. It’s written as a series of letters between a group of people and when I first started it I wasn’t sure if I’d like the format. It wasn’t long, however, before I forgot about the format (which is actually great for starting and stopping, each letter is like a little chapter) and became absorbed by the story. Juliet Ashton is a writer looking for inspiration for her next book. She begins to exchange letters with a small book club on Guernsey in the Channel islands off the coast of England. The story takes place just after the Second World War, and as she gets to know the people of the island she learns how the German occupation during the war impacted their lives. You get a little history with this novel, the Channel Islands were occupied during the war, you get some tragedy, a touch of bravery, a scenic setting, and of course, love. What more do you need? Sadly, the novel’s first time author, Mary Ann Shaffer, passed away before the book was published and her niece Annie Barrows saw it through to publication in honor of her aunt. It is a charming, entertaining little book that will take your mind off the evening news and the economy. If you’d like to win a new, hard cover copy of this book, leave a comment on this post, I’ll pick a random winner on March 25, good luck!

33 thoughts on “march madness book giveaway

  1. Looks like an interesting book, Lili. Sorry to hear that the author died. That was nice of her niece to get it published in her memory.

    Have a great day/week.

  2. Oh Bookbabie I love the books that you read! I was also the recipient of one of your book giveaways last year via the original book winner. Please pick me!

  3. I’d love to win a copy of this one. Please enter me!


    I saw your “currently reading” pic and that one looks good too! Can’t wait to see your review of it.

  4. I’d love a chance to win this book. The concept sounds like something I could latch on to. Good reading as winter turns into spring.

  5. wow… i don’t mind having a chance too… i m an avid book reader too.. anyway, all the best to all of you and thanks to our generous bookbabie…
    God Bless…

    • I have to say where I come from the preschool bidarhty party circuit is pretty competitive. And I hate when parents do over the top goody bags. The kids just want junk and it just makes all the other parents feel inadequate when they can’t ponie up for a deluxe goody bag.We went to a party at the American Girl Doll store and the parents gaven each attendee an American Girl as their party favor. Kind of obnoxious.

  6. A friend recomended this book to me, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. Would love to now.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I’ve already read this, it really has a great ending. Don’t pick me, someone else who hasn’t read it. But I just had to stop and say it is well worth a read.

  8. I hadn’t heard of this book before but after reading about it I think I would enjoy it. My mom was a war bride from England and I think she would enjoy reading it also after I’m done with it.

  9. Yes I have just finished reading this after listening to extracts on BBC Radio 4. I just loved it. When I finished I felt as if I had a personal relationship with all the characters.


  10. This book sounds very fantastic; I think that I would also enjoy reading it. I am going to be having some additional time to read this summer, so I am looking for some new, interesting books. Thank you very much.

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