It has been a long time since I found a book I felt this enthusiastic about. Motherboard, recommended it to me a few weeks ago and all I can say is Thank you! It is the story of Juliet, a writer who is struggling to come up with her next book subject in the months that followed World War II. She receives a letter from a stranger who lives on one of the Channel islands that was occupied by the Nazis during the war. They and other members of the community begin a correspondence. So the format of the whole book is a collection of letters, not usually my favorite style but this time I loved it. The author was able to make the different characters have their own voices this way. I have to say it made me long for days when people wrote letters. Yes, email is great and you don't have to wait long for a response but there is something to be said for anticipation. You could tell the authors of the letters were so eager to receive their next letter. I miss that. This is just a lovely book, if you are at all fond of this time period like I am this is great one too. Today I am already missing the characters, always a sign of a good book!