I saw this book floating around Instagram and other book bloggers were raving about it but then I saw the movie pop up on Netflix! If there is a movie based on a book I prefer to read the book before the movie. That Netflix release gave me the push I needed to add this book to my list and I am so glad I did!
I have been fascinated with literary works based on the post World War 2 era. I love the rebuilding and newfound love of patriotism for ones country but also the mourning in loss of those that didn’t come back or were lost in the war. I don’t mean I want the loss or revel in it but honestly speaking the loss and sadness makes for great literature.
Guernsey gave me everything a novel of my favorite era could give. Rebuilding, love, hope, disappointment. Added was the element of being literary or being bookish and the constant reference to the classics. I dare say this is keeper and one I would read again and that says a lot because I am not generally a re-reader.
I’m sad the book is over and I will miss Guernsey…I will not however try a potato peel pie.