Mary Ann Shaffer's novel set in the aftermath of WWII.
Clare Corbett, Ann Beach.Writer and columnist Juliet Ashton's passion for reading leads to a correspondence with the members of a Guernsey book club who were sustained throughout the German occupation by the books they read and the friendships they formed.
A writer corresponds with the members of a Guernsey book club after WWII.
Juliet's literary tour is interrupted by a clash with a journalist who is determined to create a story out of her brief wartime engagement.
In the meantime, she receives a letter from a Guernsey farmer, named Dawsey Adams, who found her name and address in a secondhand book.
Juliet Ashton is commissioned to write an article exploring the benefits and pleasures of reading, and hopes to recount some of the adventures of the Guernsey Literary Society that she has been hearing about in letters from Dawsey Adams.
In the meantime, a glamorous American publisher arrives in London and besieges her with flowers.
The members of the book club learn of Juliet's interest in them and their wartime experiences, and their letters begin to reach her Chelsea flat.
Wealthy American publisher Markham V Reynolds continues to wine and dine Juliet around London.
At the same time, her correspondents in Guernsey grow in number and she begins to learn more about Elizabeth McKenna, the charismatic figure who brought them all together.
Juliet learns more about the woman who brought the members of the book club together.
While being wooed by handsome American publisher Markham Reynolds, Juliet continues her correspondence with the members of the Guernsey book club and is drawn further into their world and the stories of their wartime lives.
Juliet's correspondence with the Guernsey book club draws her further into their world.
Juliet stalls a proposal from Markham Reynolds.
In pursuit of her interest in the story of their reading group, she decides to visit her friends in Guernsey.
Juliet stalls a proposal from Markham Reynolds and visits her friends in Guernsey.
Remy Giraud's letter bearing the news that Elizabeth McKenna was executed in Ravensbruck reaches Guernsey, so Amelia and Dawsey decide to visit Remy in France.
Having heard of the execution of Elizabeth McKenna, Amelia and Dawsey visit Remy Giraud.
Juliet has finally made it clear that she has no intention of marrying Markham Reynolds, and continues to live in Elizabeth's old home and look after her daughter, Kit.
Juliet continues to live in Elizabeth's old home and look after her daughter, Kit.
Juliet grows increasingly fond of Elizabeth's young daughter, Kit, and Isola decides to combine the role of Miss Marple with that of Cupid.
Isola decides to combine the role of Miss Marple with that of Cupid.