Freda M. Chaney, D. D. Literary Scout
Who has read THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY? This delicious novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows comes highly recommended and is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Reading the letters from various characters from 1946, during the German Occupation of Guernsey Island (one of the English Channel Islands between France and the UK) is like sitting down to a literary smorgasbord garnished richly with the imagery of those dark times. In short, it is a book about the human spirit's capability of survival over seemingly impossible challenges. Add a a few good books, some spicy characters who leap from the page, and a bit of Brit humor, and you've got it!