It’s about time I read this. It’s passed onto so many hands, it took almost two years for this to reach me. This novel is from my dear cousin who urged me to read it and I’m glad I did.
The story is set during 1946, right after the Occupation in WWII. A writer, Juliet Ashton, corresponded with a stranger from one of the Channel Islands, Guernsey in hopes to find an inspiration for her next book. Then on, she decides to visit Guernsey to meet other islanders and to hear what they’ve gone through during the war.
I’m amazed on how the plot progressed. It was neither slow nor fast; it was just the right degree to keep the reader entertained. Furthermore, the dialogue kept the story moving and revealed something important about the characters without being too verbose. Although there were a good number of people introduced, their stories were interesting enough to deny its relevance; in fact, they made the novel all the more believable.
This is one of those books that can be so descriptive yet it can never tire you of its details (unless you really detest a thorough description of sceneries). A quirky plot with spunky characters that can make anyone cry tears of joy. This is a must-read especially if you’re a lover of books.