First Line Friday 22.2 Featuring: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Reading is My Superpower. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!

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The First Line:

Dear Sidney,

Susan Scott is a wonder.

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About the Book

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyTitle: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Genre: Historical Fiction, Epistolary Novel

Synopsis: January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

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I still haven’t seen the Netflix movie, but I really enjoyed this book when I listed to it a while ago! It’s one that I would like to go back and read a physical copy of some day to see if I still enjoy it in that format.

This week was enjoyably chaotic for me, as the weather decided to bring an actual snow storm to Oklahoma, resulting in three days off of work in a row! It’s funny how snow days used to mean time off of school, but now it means extra time to work on school work. I’m very grateful for this time! I also spent a significant amount of time on the piano. Hopefully my neighbors aren’t tired of the handful of songs I’m working on.

How was your week? Have you had any snow days recently?

Until the next chapter,

Jana

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday 22.2 Featuring: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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  1. I’m currently reading Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green. It is SO good! I’m just beginning chapter 18, so I’ll share from there.
    “Thursday, August 5, 1915
    Today was the day.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy reading. 😀❤📚

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  2. My first line is from Ever Constant by Tracie Peterson and KimberleyWoodhouse:
    Chapter 1. 1905 Nome, Alaska
    Snow glimmered in the moonlight. A beautiful start to another morning in Nome,

    Liked by 1 person

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