2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #13: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows


This book might be familiar to you if you saw this post I did on my literary blind date for Valentine’s Day. I was very excited that my surprise book was written by not only one woman but two, and the book itself definitely did not disappoint.

The story is told through many perspectives, which could be confusing since the story is told solely through letters, but thankfully there’s a little line before the start of every letter that says who the letter is to and from, so it’s easy to acclimate yourself. The story itself is fairly simple, it’s the endearing characters in the book that make it interesting. This is a book about the healing after World War II that takes place in Guernsey, a community in the English Isles, which was occupied by German soldiers. It’s a sweet story, full of love, understanding of history, and a respect for community. If you enjoy reading stories about World War II or are a sucker for that special kind of town that sucks you in and makes you want to stay there, this is definitely a book for you.