A moving story about grim events told through letters sent and received by Miss. Juliet Ashton following World War Two. When a Guernsey farmer finds one of Juliet’s old books he writes to her to request more information about the author. Juliet becomes curious about life in Guernsey, befriends a host of islanders and learns of their lives during the German occupation. Their stories are filled with courage and humour, and Juliet is inspired to write a book about their experiences. She visits Guernsey to start her research and soon finds herself at the centre of Island life.
What the Armchair Critics Thought:
A thoroughly enchanting book! The story was neatly told and engrossing. Characters seemed to leap off the page as the authors’ captured the various personalities through their styles of letter writing. None of us were aware of the German occupation of the British Channel Islands and we found the story fascinating. While there was romance, humour and adventure in the novel, the true theme was the resilience of the human spirit.