Saturday, August 08, 2009

Fabulous Reading!

I just finished a delightful book. I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The story takes place in post-WWII England starting in London and ending in the Channel Islans of Guernsey.

This was a very quick read and perfect summer reading. The story has some serious points, but is mostly light and fun. There's romance and a little intrigue (though mild at that). The whole story is written in letters, so you get to know each of the characters both by how they write and by how they are described by others. I especially liked that the main character is herself an author and discusses her own works and her love of other authors. It makes for a great literary adventure. She refers to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy often and looks for love just as Elizabeth did. You'll have to read to find out if her story ends as happily as Elizabeth's.

3 comments:

lefty said...

I love a good Austen adaptation--or at least hints to her stories. Thanks for the tip.

LizzyP said...

You are Persona THREE to recommend this to me this month. I'm getting the message. . . .

boisegrammy said...

I knew you would like this book. Everyone I have talked to who has read it has enjoyed it. I have lent mine out and now I can't remember who has it.