The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

If you haven't already read this book, please step away from your computer and do everything you can to get it into your hands as quickly as possible.

I love this book.  I love the epistolary style, the historical elements that make it authentic and heart wrenching, the quirky characters that seem so real you can't imagine anyone making them up.

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I love the fact that just over five years ago, almost no one knew that the Nazis actually occupied a tiny piece of Britain during WWII - the Channel Islands - and now hundreds of thousands of people (mostly women) do because of this book.

I love the feeling the reader has that the characters in this book were somehow meant to be together, and that this match made in heaven was begun by a simple letter.

It's the perfect book for  a blog (read | write | love) and a person (me) who want to promote the ideas of good writing, great romance, and the graceful  communication of a handwritten note.

It's a lovely, warm, charming, wonderful read.  It's one of my favorite books ever, and I'm posting it in my first week of Book-A-Day to honor it.  It seems especially nice to do since the primary author worked on it for years, then died just before the book came out. (Her niece was working on edits at the time.)

Find this book, read it, savor it -- then read it again. ;o)

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