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?