Writer Wednesday- that potato book club thing

Writer Wednesday


I’ve decided to make Wednesdays “Writer Wednesday” where I’ll talk about another writer. This past weekend, I read a book that I’ve been wanting to read for some time. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society charmed me. Because this is not a new book, much has already been written about it in terms of review. Rather than do that, I will say that it was a beautiful, sunny Friday and as I sat on the sandy beach reading I felt that my patch of shoreline wasn’t all that different from where the characters of Guernsey resided.

I enjoyed the epistolary style and as I read more it became evident that Juliet was loved by her author, Mary Ann Shaffer. In being loved by her author, the character is immediately endearing to the readers as well. I always smile when I read other writers talk about their characters coming to them, asking to be written. I know exactly what they mean. And, it was abundantly clear to me that Mary Ann Shaffer knew such a thing as well; Juliet came to her and I am thankful that through the pages of a book on a sunny day, she came into my life as well.

My best to you all,

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