I loved this book. The characters are so real that you forget your reading a work of fiction. This book deserves a sequel.
â¢ Loved this!
â¢ very cleverly written through letters between the characters
â¢ made me laugh and cry
â¢ makes me want to visit Guernsey
While I'm normally not a fan of books that are composed entirely of letters back and forth, I absolutely loved this one.
The characters quickly became friends (both to me and to one another) and their words transported me back to a time where good friends and laughs were hard to come by.
The novel is a fantastic work of fiction, but it takes place on a real island during the aftermath a very real war... it portrays a view of the war not often seen in the history books.
Loved loved LOVED this book. After about 2 pages it's impossible to put down. It had me laughing outloud, crying and gave such insights about the Second World War. Not a subject I would generally be intersested in. Written brilliantly in a unique style that allows you to put it down after a short read, but you won't want to.
I was told by several people how wonderful this book is, and I finally got my hands on a copy. I am so glad it COMPLETELY lives up to its reputation! Written in epistolary format, this is the fascinating story of writer Juliet Ashton, who befriends through letters several interesting characters on Guernsey Island after World War II, and goes there to visit them for several weeks to interview them for their experiences during the German occupation of the Channel Islands. Funny, heartbreaking, captivating, delightful - this is a story about people and life, with something everyone can relate to. It's fighting for top spot on my list of favorites for the year.