Wednesday, 7 November 2012

My Review - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This comes under the heading of “I borrowed this book but now I’ve bought it because it’s so good I want to own it and read it again!” It has been translated into half a dozen languages and has enjoyed a huge success in spite of an almost total lack of media hype. It’s a simple story, simply told mostly through letters, of the years when the English Island of Guernsey was militarily occupied by the Germans during World War II. There is a contemporary romance as well. A young woman goes to Guernsey to follow the letters she has uncovered, and two love stories, one old, one new ensue. It is a touching book. The woman who started writing it died of cancer before she could see it to print. A friend took over the project and completed it, hence the two author’s names.

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I currently have four published fiction novels including Sonata. I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy them:

 • Abigails Christmas ~ A holiday fantasy about a Abigail who goes looking for a tree on Christmas Eve, and ends up with the man of her dreams in a sleigh in the Rockies --- with a wedding in the offing!

 • The Memory of Roses ~ The enduring love story of two generations of the McQuaid family unfolds on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu. It is a tale complete with beautiful and passionate women, handsome and fiery men, and an intriguing mystery.

 • Delighting In Your Company ~ Delighting In Your Company is a paranormal romance set on an exotic Caribbean island, featuring a handsome ghost and an adventurous heroine who travels back in time to solve a mystery!

 • Sonata ~ Sayuri McAllister has just arrived home to Vancouver to find a robbery has taken place at her family home, and it is being investigated by her old flame; Alyssa James who she barely knows, is about to become her new stepmother; and Alyssa’s brother, Hugh James, a charming Irishman who is intent on bedding and wedding Sayuri. It’s a confusing and difficult time for Sayuri, especially when dangerous accidents happen to her father and herself – or are they accidents?

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