Sunday, January 11, 2009

LOVED. THIS. BOOK.






The characters felt so incredibly real I started thinking I could actually get on a boat to the Island of Guernsey and meet them all in the local Pub. I want to have tea with Juliet and Dawsey. Gosh, I want to meet that guy!

You know you love a book when you hold it close to your chest and weep a few tears because the experience is over. (I admit to slowing down a little just so I could make it last longer. Does anyone else do that?)

But one of the great things about books is that you can open it up and start all over again . . . and I ran straight to my local Amazon and bought copies to give away.

I also think it's so sad that the author, Mary Ann Shaffer, never got to see the great success and popularity of her novel, especially when she spent YEARS and YEARS researching and working on this wonderfully special book.

2 comments:

Katie said...

saw your blog this a.m. and just went out and picked it up! And then saw that Eat, Pray, Love's author wrote a blurb about it - so I am psyched!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Ooo, I keep hearing GREAT things about this one. I'll check it out!

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog today. Congratulations on YOUR amazing news!!! (Even if I am a few months late.) I can't wait to read ALL THREE of your books! WOW!

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