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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Mar 02, 13

bookshelves: 2013, chick-lit, historical
Read from February 25 to March 01, 2013

I liked this book and enjoyed reading it, but...
I feel the author was a little heavy-handed in passing along information via letters (which is the form the novel takes), i.e. reminding characters of things they've done in the past.
The ending feels inconsistent with the rest of the book, due to the sudden addition of a new conflict and focus on romance that reminded me of Bridget Jones's Diary. I liked BJD, but I felt like this book was trying to be something more...was something more, until the overly cutesy end to wrap it up.

This is the second book I've read about Guernsey. The first was The Book of Lies: A Novel. Both have left me wanting to know more about this strange, charming little island with such a dark history.
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