This book is marvelous! My Bestie recommended it to me, Nana's BFF recommended it to me, and still I didn't read it until I stumbled upon it at my library. I instantly remembered their high praises of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and grabbed it before anyone else did. By the way, I live in a tiny town and our library is smaller than small. There is rarely a soul in the place and it's usually an older fella using that new fan-dangled thing the young people call 'the internets'.
About the book: It is set at the end of World War 2 in London and on Guernsey Island. By chance Juliet, the main character, starts to exchange letters with a farmer, Dawsey, who lives on the island. Juliet is a writer and decides to write about the island's interesting war stories. The book is a collection of letters of her correspondence with the people of Guernsey and her closest friends. I must admit that I usually don't like books that are a collection of letters, but I loved this one. You get a real sense of the hardships that were endured and the courage of the people... I totally cried!
So go to your local library, book store, or borrow it from your BFF and get to reading!