by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Here is a portion of the review by Reading Group Guides:
Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands, nominally part of Great Britain but located in the English Channel, close enough to see mainland Europe with the naked eye. And, as the residents of Guernsey discover during World War II, close enough for the Germans to occupy. What started out as a layover during an intended full-out invasion of the British Isles resulted in a five-year occupation that changed the lives of these quiet, simple people forever.
My review: This book is written as a series of letters between main character, Juliet, and members of the community in Guernsey as well has her closest friends. Being a letter writer myself, I adore the format of this book! Juliet is an avid reader as well as an author. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to hug everyone in this heartwarming tale as they build new lives after the devastation of World War II. This is definitely one of my new all-time-ever, favorite books.
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