Concise book reviews No. 5 and No. 6: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and “Revenge of the Spellmans”

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 “Guernsey,”  written by Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows, is an epistolary novel (in the form of letters) about Juliet Ashton, a writer, and her communications with the citizens of Guernsey, a island in the English Channel. Though the story takes place just after World War II, the tone is– for the most part– light and pleasant. I felt the ending was a bit abrupt, though.

“Revenge of the Spellmans,” by Lisa Lutz, is the third in a series of humorous mysteries focusing on Isabel Spellman, P.I., and her family. It was an enjoyable read, as all the books have been, but I thought “Curse of the Spellmans,” the second book, was funnier and had a better mystery. 

 

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  1. I’ve been looking forward to reading “Guernsey..”. It’s been “out” at the library forever (must be a good read)..Now, after reading your short review, I’m rethinking a bit. I’ll still read it; however, the thought of an “abrupt ending,” gives me pause. I guess, I’m always looking for a happy ending, or at least a conclusive one.

    Thanks, for highlighting this book.

    `x~William.

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