Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


I finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last week. I don't know what took me so long to read it, I've owned the book for about two years.

I love being transported to a different time and place when I read, and this book surely did that. I long to visit the island of Guernsey and experience the shifting fog and morning light, to see the wildflowers nodding in the breeze, to park my feet under Amelia's welcoming table.

You see, the characters in the novel were fleshed out and meaningful. I fell in love with Dawsey shortly afte I met him. I worried about Kit and her future. I wondered when Juliet would be roused to her senses about the choice standing in front of her.

The story was so satisfying that I was sad when the book came to an end. And that's the best recommendation I can give to a novel.

What about you? What was the last novel that took you on a satisfying emotional journey?


Beth K. Vogt said...

Agreed, Megan. That was a most-excellent read.
I just finished Susan May Warren's The Shadow Of Your Smile -- such well-written characters.
And I got a glimpse at Rachel Hauck's upcoming release, The Wedding Dress. Oh, I didn't want to put the Advance Reader Copy (ARC) down. She drew me into the story from page 1.

Megan DiMaria said...

Beth, don't you love it when you don't want to put a book down -- but you have life knocking at the door. It's wonderful torture to have to steal moments to sit and read, isn't it?