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!
I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.
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.
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!
This sounds like a fantastic book…please enter me in the mix. Thanks!
can i win even though i’m your sister!!?
Sure Carrie, I put the names in a hat and Doug picks them out with his eyes closed:)
Nice, is this also open worldwide?
Cos then I sue would like to win 😀
I’ve heard so much about this book. I’ve love to read it!
sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway
What a neat premise for a book – please enter me
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.
I love the premise for this book, sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win it
It is worldwide bloeuedd, anywhere Barnes and Noble ships! Just make sure you leave me a working email address when you fill in the comment form:)
Sounds like a great escape while Michigan takes it time turning to Spring! Cant believe our luck so far . . . but its only mid March 😉
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.
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…
A friend recomended this book to me, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. Would love to now.
Thanks for the giveaway!
would love to read this
How sweet of her niece to see the book thru to publishing. I’d love to read it.
I’m always up for a good book…especially if it’s a quick read. That seems to be all I have time for lately! 😉
I would love to read this book!
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.
I would love to read this.
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.
Sounds interesting, can’t wait to find out if the format would initially tick me too =)
This looks like a really interesting book.
Sounds like a fabulous read. I’m looking for something entertaining right now and this sounds like a great pick.
So, pick me, pick me!
Oooh, sounds great.
Pick me, choose me, love me!
I posted your giveaway on my blog.
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.
I’d like a shot at this book!
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.