3.5 Stars - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
What a delightful read! A collection of letters from Guernsey Island to London and back again. You fall in love with the various characters and their stories during the occupation. The main character Juliet was my favorite followed closely by her closeted BFF Sidney. Their interactions made the book for me. I also enjoyed the somewhat hidden love story that wasn't at the forefront of the novel but made for a very nice ending.
As this was a book club about a book club it was fun to choose food for our menu. Of course we had to feature "roast pig" and "potato peel pie" in some form but there were also a few attempts at desserts that tried and failed. Hopefully that won't happen to me or you! Enjoy!
Amazon: January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
Menu: Book Club for a Book Club
Pigs n Blankets
Potato Peel Pie
from Sustainable Guernsey
from Betty Crocker